SENIOR AMATEUR DIVISION PEARSCROFT UNITED....2 CHELSEA TOWN...............1
Rashid Ariori could deservedly take his place at the back of the queue when it came to getting in the drinks afterwards.
The Pearscroft striker had a hand in both goals as his side came from behind to beat the formerly invincible Chelsea Town on Sunday.
Ariori set up Charlie Tillman for the first just before half-time, and he was the last man on the supply line to set up Oliver Skeet for the winner in the second period.
But in between, keeper Dean Lindsey had a claim to be second-last to reach for his wallet in the pub after he kept out Ashley Dunleavy's penalty in the first half.
Chelsea went ahead courtesy of a well-taken effort from Ali Maan. But the missed penalty saw heads go down in Chelsea's ranks, and Pearscroft ruled the roost in the second-half despite the tight scoreline.
"The result was fair enough," said Chelsea skipper Mo Mann. "We had so many good players last term, better sides have snapped them up. We need a new generation to take their place." * MY GENERATION boss Mootaz Shellat was blazing when their Division One game with Kew Antigua was abandoned after 76 minutes.
Kew were actually leading an incredible game 6-5 when a Generation fist allegedly caught an opposition player - and that was that as far as the referee was concerned.
Shellat wasn't disputing a much-needed sending-off but complained long and loud about the premature end.
He said: "The ref was poor. If he thought things were getting out of hand, he could have had a calming word with the two captains.
"As it was, he wasn't even sure which of our players it was at the end. Mind you, I'd turned around just at the wrong time as well."
It didn't matter in the end, but Ahmad Nourdean hit four of Generation's goals.
**AS SHORT of players as they were, Shoots & Leaves still managed a 6-1 win to knock new boys FC Latimer out of the second round of the Ron Halfacre Cup.
Forty-something Rockett was forced to don the keep-er's gloves again, but apart from a lone Latimer strike, he was able to watch the goals shared around at the other end.The effort by Spencer Taffurelli was the best by a distance, after he glided a shot into the bottom corner for
Shoots' second. But the prolific marksman was also joined on the scoresheet by Marvin West, Shaun Stewart, Gary Kelly, Ashley Belle and Liam Lindsay.
Rockett said: "It was an absolute mudbath of a pitch, so for us to play so much football was an achievement in itself."