Robbies arrived in a wet and windy Swansea perfectly prepared for a day by the sea. Smithy had spent the best part of the night throwing up his 3 Friday night beers. And Sharpy’s fishing hat was a foreboding choice of attire. It was clear the boys fancied themselves to reel in a few Swans. And reel them in they would.

With their press continuing to work well from the season opener, Robbies dominated the game from the start. They routinely picked the ball up in good positions high up the pitch and won multiple short corners. Frustratingly they couldn’t manage to convert them. It wasn’t all for nothing though as Slosh managed a well aimed kick at their number 1 runner, Swansea’s very own Lee Bowyer. But eventually Robbies would convert all their first half pressure into a fine team goal which was expertly finished off by James.

After the break Robbies really turned the screw. Like a man who had only a few hours earlier dived underneath his 6 month old’s blanket to sleep on the sofa, Smithy leapt in at the back post to cap another excellent team goal. Goals soon followed from Sam Cole, James and Smithy again. As the game drifted away from Swansea, tensions began to rise on the pitch. Swansea tackles became more nasty and cards soon began to appear. Sadly the heightened pressure on the umpires resulted in Tony picking up the softest of yellow cards. But Robbies regained their composure and just before the end Sam Cole grabbed another as Robbies ran out comfortable 6-1 winners.

Tony Johnston

Alex Kirkpatrick

Probably on the physio table