AFC Bluebirds is a five-a-side team made up of players from across Westminster. The team are proudly sponsored by Conservative Home.
Manchester United fans (such as me) point to the 9-0 thrashing of Ipswich or, more recently, the 8-2 win against Arsenal. Manchester City fans would highlight the 6-1 victory at Old Trafford. Every team has their huge victory that their fans look back on with pride.
Bluebirds now have our game. Our own huge victory that – according to Facebook – our 31 fans can celebrate. This weekend, we managed to score double figures. It’s a rare feat in football (in fact the last time it happened in the top four divisions, I was only two months old). We beat our opponents 11-1.
In case you were wondering, yes, they did field a team of eleven players. As I said after the match to the team, it doesn’t matter how poor the opponent is, you have to show the hunger to keep attacking, to keep scoring. By the end of ninety minutes we scored one quarter of the goals our opponents conceded (all season) in one game!
We’ve had so many matches cancelled that it’s been tough to get a run of form going, but I think this match is where we put a marker down for the final six matches of the season and make a push for promotion.
Will McCann scored four of our goals (trying to emulate Andy Cole in that famous United win). As you may have noticed from previous reports, Will is incredibly reliable in front of goal. He is the leading scorer in our league and is seventh leading scorer across the five divisions of the league pyramid. Geoff Taunton-Collins, our flying right-winger, scored two (and set up many more). Jeremy Brown, playing in a left midfield position, also scored twice and set a few up. Evans, Strudwick and the captain (me) also got on the score sheet with one each.
The pick of the goals was a neat passage starting with Geoff Taunton-Collins, who evaded three defenders and pulled a pass back to Ed Winfield on the edge of the area. Ed played a driven cross for Strudwick to finish into the roof of the net.
Given that I’m the one that is tasked with writing these pieces, I can take certain liberties. I’m pleased to report that my goal looked suspiciously like Roy Keane’s opening goal in that 9-0 thrashing. Low, driven from the edge of the area.
We’ll work hard to keep winning. It won’t be this weekend though – the match has been called off (rain). Typical.
Man of the match: Jeremy Brown.