33 Results for author: Matt Allman

Piranhas one win off Safety

Banbury Piranhas - 3 Gerrards Cross 3’s - 1 Saturdays match was another must win against relegation rivals Gerrard’s Cross. Despite the regulation last minute team changes, the Piranhas had secured a strong squad of 12. Clarky did his best to reduce the numbers by one after testing out Westy’s new glove with a misdirected shot during the warm up, ... More

Piranhas win by Royal Appointment

Windsor 2's -  1 Banbury Piranhas 2 The Piranhas journey down to Windsor was certainly eventful. Firstly, the travelling convoy had to play their own Banbury version of “Where's Wally” now known as “Where's Jamal”. Using only a postcode, the other travelling players, had to locate the Piranhas centre forward somewhere from within a 100 Metre ... More

Dr Finlay’s Casebook and the mystery of the missing shoes

Banbury Piranhas – 0 Bourton & Sherborne 1  They say lightning doesn’t strike twice in the same place, but that was proved wrong twice this Saturday just gone. Firstly, the Piranhas lost 1 – 0 against Bourton and Sherborne in a tight game very similar to their previous encounter where they also played well and were unlucky not to get something ... More

Piranhas tough out Win against Eascote with 1 minute silence for Tim Bence.

Banbury Piranhas - 2 Eascote 5’s - 1  The format of the Banbury Piranhas match report is usually a mixture of attempted wit, a sprinkling of news with some match facts thrown in to describe the reason we all turn up each Saturday… …This week however, that style of match report seems rather inappropriate as we were made aware of some very sad ... More

Où est mon Camp

Banbury Piranhas 3 Slough Swifts 1 The sun was shining, NOA had thawed, a goal keeper in the very capable shape of Morgan had been acquired from Bloxham School, the Piranhas had a nice balanced squad ….…they were even following Captain Allman's warm up instruction and listening to his pre match ramblings with captivation ! …… but something was ... More

Wham ! – Piranha Young Guns (Go for it !)

Banbury Piranhas – 3  Gerrards Cross 3’s - 0 For those not that familiar with the Wham 80’s classic “Young Guns (Go for it!)” ….(I fear I may have alienated half the club),  the title accurately summed up a great “Coming for Age” performance by the Banbury Piranhas and sealed a well-deserved and needed win at Gerard Cross. After a week ... More

Scratch Piranhas Get The Nurse’s Finger

Banbury Piranhas - 0 Eastcote 5's - 1 The Piranhas could only muster a scratch team slightly more scratchy than the scratch team finalists in the "scratch & sniff" World Cup final. But scratch we did and off to a mid table clash in the wilds of Ruislip we went for a scratch match v Eastcote. Key players were missing through injury - Captain ... More

Piranhas bite back as Lazarus rises again in Slough

Slough 2 Banbury Piranhas 3 The Piranha team numbers for the very attractive 4:15pm push back time away at Slough had swelled and ebbed like a High and Neap Tide during the week. Captain Allman’s shoal peaked at 14 only to be reduced to 10 Saturday morning …. but after some last minute phone calls and a quick pitch side selection at the 2pm meet ... More

Not Plane Sailing for Piranhas

Banbury Piranhas - 0 British Airways 2’s - 3 This week saw the Piranhas face league leaders British Airway 2’s at home. The Piranhas line up was their usual mix of youth and experience although the experience does seem to get older each year ….  and don’t the cabin crew seem to get younger as well ! Expecting a tough game as British Airways ... More

Even “Andy’s Ariels” cant stop last minute winner for West Hampstead

West Hampstead 8’s - 2  Banbury Piranhas - 1 Now when you think about Andy’s Aerials you may think about the the way Campy’s hair seems to have a life of its own these days……. or you might think of his love of the Disney classic “The Little Mermaid”…… or even possibly his skill with a certain brand of washing powder whilst dealing with ... More