Sunday's game was, indeed, a game of two halves. Casuals came out fighting and took a 2-0 lead. Goals from Nathan Good and Alfie Presley had The Monks crying in the chapel before half-time.
HT Jovial Monk 0 Casuals FC 2
Luckily for Monk, Shaun had the foresight to bring along his hairdryer which was duly deployed during the half-time interval. That combined with the introduction of Robbi Ali proved to be the game changer. Monk came back at Casuals with Robbi getting both goals in a storming second period. The Monks could easily have turned it around completely but, in the end, were happy to take a point from the game, meaning they have now taken 4 out 6 against the top two. Of course, the turnaround was all down to the managerial skills of Shaun (at least that's what he told me. I guess the fiver is in the post).
FT Jovial Monk 2 Casuals FC 2
DPR's 4-3 home defat to AFC Stratton on Sunday means that there are now no unbeaten teams left in the division. It is still incredibly tight at the top of the table with just two points separating the top six teams. Of the those team only AFC Stratton have a league game next weekend as they travel to bottom side Purton Redhouse.
Jovial Monk have a weekend off to do their Christmas shopping.