Old Tiff’s – Double disappointment on the banks of the Thames
As Fulham just 2 miles west celebrated a rare victory in their twilight of a long campaign, the Fifth Tiffs team undertook the rarest of fixture congestion outcomes, a double header.
Two sixty minutes of fight, of focus and of in the end futility signalled another frustrating day, a day that saw all four seasons and finally settled back in Spring. Goalkeeping mishaps, attacking mis-shots and a captain debut for Dylan Brillante, it should have been far more, it could have been far more. With an early error from a miskicked goal kick gave Meadonians the opening and a clean swift break in the second finished the opening affair 2-0.
The second kicked off in if not glorious sunshine, at least shaded sun, the result felt remarkably the same, more goalkeeping errors led to the opening as the ball appeared from the Sun blocked vision and with a healthy dose of pressure ended up in the back of the net. Again a neat 1-2 and a deflection led to a 2 on 1 and though the best attempts to try and save two possible chances ended up in saving neither an the Meadonians were on course for a second win.
With a late smash and grab possible after a close finish by Jordan McGrath the Tiffs had a late chance but a fine close range safe and a skied follow up left the Tiffs empty handed.
Old Meadonians IX 2-0 Old Tiff’s Vs
Old Meadonians IX 2-1 Old Tiffs Vs