Oakwood B vs Jewventus
Thomas Parmiters School, High Elms Lane, Garston
It’s another huge week for Oakwood, especially with Mill Hill losing last weekend, but having drawn 2-2 at Jewve on the opening weekend of the season, player-manager Ian Tussie knows full well that he can take nothing for granted on Sunday.
The Oaks registered their 12th league win of the season last weekend, when last time out and they will be looking to carry on where they left on against Gabriel John’s troops.
“The lads are really fired up for this one and raring to go,” Dave Eden told JC Sport. “Jewve held us to a 2-2 draw on the first day of the season in 30 degree heat, despite us missing 47 chances that day and we are ready to put that right on Sunday.
“Again, there is no Ian Tussie (a blessing on the playing side, but a real loss when it comes to sending funny emails to the squad), Matt Geey (cracked rib), Ben Myers (moved to Hong Kong - unconfirmed reports of escaping the clutches on Interpol) and Nicky Harris (the biggest loss as we are going to need a new linesman).
“Ric Blank was desperate to have Victor Librae involved for the 1sts this weekend, but we managed to fight him off and keep Vic for a place on our bench.
“Club financier Stefan Isaacs has promised the team a trip to Chabad in his personal helicopter on Sunday afternoon, for a lesson in baking matzah if we win. Just when I thought the lads couldn’t be more fired up, he has managed to hatchet it up a level. “
Jewve gaffer John has labelled Sunday as “a huge and immensely challenging game”.
We’ve seen glimpses of how good Jewve can be this season but John has struggled to get his team playing to the max on a regular basis.
He believe they still have a couple of big performances in them. He told JC Sport: “We have a full and strong squad and like the 2-2 earlier on in the season I hope we can give them a game.
“They have gone on from strength to strength and it’s a real shame we haven't.
“If we show we can live with them it might help us finish the season strongly and look towards next year.
“They are a really good side, lets put ourselves to the test ...”
With the business end of the season fast-approaching, Tussie and co know they need to up the ante. I can see them doing just that on Sunday.
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Venue – Parmiters, Ref – Laurie Benson (Games 17, Yellows 30, Reds 1)
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