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I'm a director of Maidenhead United Football Club. For ten seasons one of my roles at the club was to produce the match programme. The aim of this blog was to write football related articles for publication in the match programme. In particular I like to write about the representation of football in popular culture, specifically music, film/TV and literature. I also write about matches I attend which generally feature Maidenhead United.

Sunday, 14 August 2011

No Case For the Defence

Bizarre opening day in the Blue Square Bet South with three clubs getting soundly thrashed at home. Unfortunately the Magpies were one of them in a somewhat inevitable defeat after a pre season consisting of nine  wins. So its very much as you were in terms of home form, with York Road providing Tonbridge Angels with their welcome gift of three points. The Angels looked a pretty solid in defence putting in some committed tackles to block the United attacks with a goalkeeper in Lee Worgan more than capable of anything that got through. In attack Tonbridge moved the ball forward swiftly practically going 4-2-4 with effective use of two wide men, the left sided of which Chris Henry turned Leon Solomon inside out to score the opening goal from a tight angle. As the game drew on the ponderous nature of the Maidenhead defence increasingly revealed itself with an embarrassing mix up allowing Jake Beecroft to score the second before the back line stood waiting for an offside flag whilst Jon Main raced clear to make it three. The goal of the game saw Ade Olorunda make it four. All in all an afternoon in which any delusions that the season would be anything but a relegation battle were dispelled. Tuesday night looks like being a real six pointer with opponents Dorchester also going down 4-0 on Saturday. At least I had Mark Smith's excellent new Maidenhead United history to remind me of better times past on the way home. 

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