The crowd at Marsh Rangers this morning
Marsh Rangers V Indian Gymkhana
Middlesex County Premier Division
Kick Off - 11am
In order to escape the Christmas shopping the cold end ventured off to Rosedale College in Hayes to watch this hastily scheduled match in the Middlesex County League. The match was originally meant to be played at Indian Gymkhana's ground but the venue was switched in midweek to an early kick off. Only a smattering of spectators gathered for the game played on the 3G Artificial pitch at the venue, much less than last weekend's Division Two early kick off between Grange Park and Warren where 67 people turned up. The game was played to a good standard with both teams passing the ball around well, there was no long ball action here.
Gymkhana went down to 10 men just before half time when a shot from Marsh was brilliantly saved unfortunately by an outfield player who was rightly red carded. The resulting penalty was poor and saved well by Eric the Gymkhana keeper.
The game was settled after about 10 minutes of the second half with a goal from just inside the penalty box from Marsh Rangers. The 1o men of Gymkhana came back into the game and were very unlucky to have a late equaliser ruled out for a push.
A very good game for this level of football. Marsh Rangers issued a nice 32 page programme for the match and are now riding high in the league alongside Gymkhana along with top of the table Hayes Gate and Interwood.
BELOW FOOTAGE IS THE GREAT SAVE MADE BY THE GYMKHANA OUTFIELD PLAYER WHO WAS RIGHLTY SENT OFF AND THE RESULTANT PENALTY MISS.