A View from the Touchline - An Old Boys's Perspective
Date: Friday 25 September 2009
Christopher Davis, an Old Boy of St Edmund's, happened to be at Charterhouse last Saturday, and was moved to pen his view of the famous St Edmund's victory
A VIEW FROM THE TOUCHLINE
Sat 19 September 2009
CHARTERHOUSE 0 ST EDMUND`S 1
The match was played on a hot and sunny afternoon beside the magnificent buildings of Charterhouse School together with the famous red telephone box and cricket pitch, where one could almost envisage a young Peter May producing yet another glorious cover drive.
Charterhouse are also famous for being one of the founders of Association Football and the Old Carthusians have actually won the FA Cup no less!
In the first half, St Edmunds kept Charterhouse pinned back in their own half but were unable to capitalise on this pressure by scoring.
The second half began with Charterhouse determined to break the St Edmund`s dominance and their speedy and skilful right winger produced scoring opportunities which were not taken. Both sides were playing fine flowing football and from one such move St Edmund`s scored with a well taken left foot shot into the corner of the net.
The St Edmund`s defence then performed stoically against a side determined to equalise but the final whistle came first. It was a a very competitive and enjoyable match to watch, well refereed and with the entire side displaying a commendable level of work-rate and team spirit.
My only constructive criticisms would be that corners could be improved, the ball should only be given away when won by the opposition and more support needs to be given to the lone striker.
However, this was a very impressive performance.