Football 2003/04

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2004 squad  2004 squad

1st XI v OBs January 2004

Captain of Football: Kwame Asare P/W

Old Boys D 2-2 I Dodds, OG
Shebbear College W 6-0 C Fursdon x4, H Hare-Scott, S von der Ohe
Clifton L 1-3 L Lewis
King's Taunton W 3-2 L Lewis x2, I Dodds
King's Bruton W 5-1 C Fursdon, I Dodds, K Asare, L Lewis, H Hare-Scott
Exeter School W 3-0 C Fursdon, K Asare, L Ryan
Millfield 2nd X1 W 2-1 I Dodds, H Hare-Scott
Sherborne W 5-2 I Dodds x2, H Lawrence x2, L Lewis

HandshakeAfter the outstanding 2003 season where many of the squad were leavers, it was envisaged that 2004 would be a season of development. The boys, however, had a very different idea!

Captains Asare: Kwabena v Kwame!

Result: 2-2

The Old Boys returned with a fine attacking squad and were once again shown too much respect by the fresh faces among the 1st XI. A draw was a fair result with both sides producing an exciting spectacle. Trips down to Shebbear can prove to be difficult, however on this occasion we were too strong for them, with Charlie Fursdon scoring four goals in his usual clinical fashion. At Clifton we were quite simply second to the ball and subsequently outplayed. The highlight of the first half of the season was a thrilling game against King’s Taunton. Stefan von der Ohe proved to be the missing piece in the puzzle, working well at centre-half alongside Martin Loader, thus allowing Kwame Asare to return to his favoured striking role. In a thrilling game (of two halves) we came away victorious thanks to two goals from Liam Lewis and a late winner from Iain Dodds. To my knowledge, this was the first time we had beaten King’s, thus phrases such as “skeletons in attic’s” and “sick as a parrot” appear appropriate.

The second half of the season also proved successful with victories over Exeter School and perhaps most notably Millfield 2nds and Sherborne, who were both enjoying particularly strong seasons of their own.

In summary, a young team is beginning to come of age. The football is fast and fluid and players are becoming winners, taking responsibility for not only their performance but also the team as a whole.

Half-Colours: Kwame Asare (Cpt.) - Iain Dodds (V.Cpt.) - Henry Lawrence

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