IAS FLOODGATES OPEN AS OAS HAVE THE KEY TO VICTORY
Fresh from a tough season opener vs the RICS, the IAS hosted the OAS in what is always a hotly contested encounter at the Bank of England on 3rd April in what is always a close fought, well contested fixture.
With a much changed line up from the previous outing the IAS welcomed Alex Schofield (Knight Frank) and Toby Wenham (LaSalle (client)) for their respective first outings of the season.The OAS took off to a fast start with Schofield stuck in a 3 point turn most HGV’s complete quicker and John Barker covering with Callum Maloney and Jonathan Whittle close behind. The IAS were rattled but soon started to put a foot on the game, Marco Baio (Doherty Baines) and Wenham starting to control the midfield. With Tom Kennedy (Knight Frank) and Tim Howlings (Brasier Freeth) running the channels the IAS had the best of possession. Alas sloppy passing in the middle left the defence exposed and despite a brilliant last ditch tackle from Altus’ best full back (sorry Peter Freeman) the OAS slotted last a despairing Tom Shaw (JLL) in goal. Fresh from the set back the OAS grabbed a further 2 before half time leaving a very confused tactician at half time. 3-0 to the OAS.
The second half didn’t offer much better for the IAS as a mixture of fitness and some very generous defending allowed the OAS to control the game. After running all day, it only seemed that the team whippet (Adam Cleator Rapleys) was shot by a sniper and was left with one functioning hamstring.
For those still interested, the final score was 6-0 - a dark day for the men in sheds.