What a stunning day it was in every sense. The Gondos arrived at Broadwater in good spirits excited about their run around in the sunshine against bottom of the league 10 man Havant.
Missing from the Gondos was Wales international SWL and injured Tim Savage. The Gondos were without their star goal keeper Craig however, as it turned out, if there was a game to play without a keeper this was it.
Having lent Chris Gould to Havant, the game got off to a good start with the Gondos immediately pressing the Havant goal. Several near misses from the Gondos eventually resulted in a deflection from Sturgess.
Havant had the occasional foray into the Gondos half but this was quickly snuffed out by our on form defenders Miles, JT, GT, JA and NM and Mike Fitter. It was surprising that we were only 1-0 up at half time. The second half was much of the same, (except with the absence of Mike Fitter who went off to watch his sons playing in the 1’s on the water based pitch) and the goals started to mount.
A well taken strike from Kuhle at a short corner has cemented his place back in the team after injury. Another good strike from Mullins from open play, this time on target, probably confirms his place for next week and another excellent goal from Sturgess from broken play sees him secure back in the team. A fifth goal came from a deflection off a defender's stick, although Sturgess was accused by our loyal supporter Brent Bottoms on the side line of Jug avoidance.
So the game ended 5-0 and everyone hobbled off to watch the Rugby. Special mention should be made of Nick Mowatt who, in my opinion, had a very good game stopping precisely and passing accurately (he even passed the match report to me) and It was good to see Keith out playing again.
The watching crowd was swelled today (3) with family and friends eager to see the Gondo’s fast moving game and expert short corner technique - they were disappointed. Equally surprising was the lack of cards and general dissent - clearly cannabis oil is helping the Badger's recovery but today was the Gondo’s day as the most successful team of the Club on the day.
The food in the clubhouse stunned the crowds watching the rugby it is not every match day we get fed sausages, bacon, beans, hash browns and mushrooms and queues formed for seconds. This was much appreciated by all and the chocolate cake and cookies for pudding went down a treat.
Finally, Wales stunned everyone with a well deserved win.