Tue 1st Dec 2020Tattenhall Online weather - Partly cloudyPartly cloudy 7°C

The beautiful village of Tattenhall in Cheshire

Egg-shaped ball costs Tattenhall Vets!

Home » News » Vets Egg-shaped ball shocker!
Tattenhall Vets September 2015

Egg-shaped ball costs Tattenhall Vets

Tattenhall Vets' five-year unbeaten streak came to a juddering end in the most unfortunate of circumstances at Christleton High School on Saturday afternoon (26th September). Making their debut in the CWFL Tarvin Precision Chester and District Veterans' league, the Vets encountered, for the first time in their history, an egg-shaped ball which played havoc with their traditional passing game. Manager Stuart Taylor, 34, said, "Had I realised we were playing with an elliptical bladder, I would have abandoned the expensive Nike balls the lads have been training with".

In addition, a freak injury to captain Tim Whitehill, while doing yoga exercises in 90 degree temperatures shortly before kick-off, robbed the team of its fulcrum. Taylor also rued the absence of talisman Ant Rouse, who, perfectly properly, but a little surprisingly, chose to spend the weekend with his mother-in-law, Cecilia, 65.

Ever-present, Chris Woodburn, 44, was quick to highlight that, having the two full-backs help the home team put up the nets, which clearly contravened the league regulations and resulted in pre-match fatigue to both George Latham, 30, and Chris Marshall, 62, almost certainly led to the early concession of a goal, if not two.
Taylor rejected any suggestion of sour grapes and pointed out that, all the above was nothing compared with the "uneven" refereeing performance and the square goalposts which the home side introduced. Notwithstanding all the above, Taylor is still looking forward to the next fixture against Newton away on 10th October, but is insisting that the ball used should actually be a sphere.

Score lines of course aren't important, it's the taking part that counts but, just for those interested in footling detail, it finished 6 — 3 to Dee Rangers .

Victor French (Impartial reporter).

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Santas Sleigh
Santa's Little Helper: Mon 30 Nov 6:10am

IMG(522044,O,N,...

Tattenhall Handley & Burwardsley Parish News October 2020FP
Neil Friswell: Mon 30 Nov 6:05am

Neil Friswell has requested that we post a message to say that the December issue of the Parish News will be available for collection in the church porch by distributors on Friday December 4th. Thank to all Distributors at this...

Elves (1)
Tattenhall & District Parish Council: Sun 29 Nov 6:10am

Please note the Elf Trail Guide has been published on the Parish Council's website — (CLICK HERE). You can still join in the fun, see details below.It's chaos when the Council Elves get out their box!!We've heard a rumour....a quiet whisper that naughty elves will be visiting Tattenhall. They'll be climbing street lights......