There was, at least, some good news for Monk prior to kick-off with one of their goalkeepers passed fit to play, player-manager Shaun was spared the task of donning the gloves. In fact, with 5 subs available, Shaun was able to give himself the weekend off completely.
Of course it wouldn't be Sunday League without some mishap or problem. This week, however, it was not a problem with players or kit but rather the referee who turned up 20 minutes late because he was 'waiting in his car'. No one seemed too sure what he was waiting for but at least he was there I suppose. A delayed VAR decision perhaps?
The bad news is that, despite being spared goalkeeping duties this weekend, regular keeper Jesse Seward-Nice picked up a knee injury which means Shaun will most likely be between the sticks next Sunday.
Next week it is back to Cup action, and back home to Lambourn, for the Monks as they welcome Division 4 basement boys Swindon Wanderers, who have played two and lost two so far this season, to the Sports Club.
KO is 10:30
Venue: LAMBOURN SPORTS CLUB Pitch 1 grass
BOCKHAMPTON ROAD, LAMBOURN, HUNGERFORD RG17 8PS
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Catch up on previous editions
1. A Sunday In Swindon - Edition 1
2. The Monk's Cup Does Not Runneth Over