Saturday saw a confident start for the Modern Languages squad in their first match of the intramurals this season, scooping a 6-4 win against Computer Science. This first match on this threateningly stormy afternoon was hard graft for the players, some of whom had never played a full 90 minutes of football before.
The languages students, with the parodical name of Borussia Modernlangbach, started with high team spirits and a good formation. This combination led to Modernlangbach winding up with a comfortable 3-1 lead by the half time whistle. Left midfielder Joe Laing bagged an easy opener after hitting the woodwork. Meanwhile striker Rory Martin pocketed a penalty and ran onto a through ball from Tom Smith minutes later to score two goals.
In the second half, Martin completed his hat trick to take the score to 4-1 and we saw a lovely little header from Captain Jack Redley. Centre-back Matt Green joined the goal scoring party mid-way through the half after getting on the end of a fizzing Redley corner and the sixth goal was poked home by Sam Davey.
CompSci managed to bring home two goals in the final five minutes, including an impressive curled-in free kick from just outside the box. Things were looking anxious for Modernlangbach, but it was too little, too late for CompSci and at the final whistle, Languages were relieved to bag a morale-boosting first win of the campaign.
CompSci FC’s comeback was a laudable performance, especially given that they had not managed to rustle up a full team in time for the match and went into the game two players down. Various players from Borussia Modernlangbach had to hold the opponent’s fort to compensate from their player absence. Unfortunately Modernlangbach’s Charlie “Blades” Walker was confined to the sidelines for the duration of the match as he nursed a pulled hamstring during the warm-up.
Borussia Modernlangerbach now seek to cement their place at the top of League 3 as they face MechEng on the 20th. Meanwhile, CompSci FC will play Hardly Athletic on that same day.