In a hard-fought match, on a too-long-grass pitch, on a sun-drenched day, the Hotspurs can have no complaints in losing narrowly to a Casuals side that was fleet of foot and young enough (on average) to be the gaffer’s grandchildren.
Although there was only one goal scored over the 90 minutes, a whole host of chances were created, and while Hotspurs’ finishing was questionable, when the Casuals found the target, Nick was on hand (and feet - he used whatever he could) to thwart attack after attack.
Had the game ended 5-4 no one would have complained or been surprised, but as it was, despite the heat, the game was end to end and a good spectacle.
Hotspurs came up short for a number of reasons, but none of them would have even suggested a lack of commitment or hard work. It was a difficult match against a tough team to play against, and we should take pride in the fact that we ran them very close.
The game was played in a good spirit, and was very well overseen by the officials. Onwards and hopefully upwards as the Hotspurs try to cram all outstanding fixtures into what appears to remain of the season.