Inter Moore claim the title after victory over Romania Galaxy

� Inter Moore boss Tony Field praised his players after his side clinched the East London Sunday Football League Premier Division title with a win over Romania Galaxy at the weekend.

The champions dominated the game from start to finish and took the lead with under 30 seconds played.

A free-flowing six-man move consisting of one-touch football sliced open the Romania defence and Ricky Field, son of manager Tony, was on hand to steer the ball home to put his side in front.

“The game could have been over inside the first 15 minutes,” said Field Snr.

“We had so many chances it was ridiculous. We hit the bar twice, we hit the post twice, but we just couldn’t score that second goal.”

Midway through the first half, Romania equalised with a display of route one football.

“Their keeper launched the ball up field and we just failed to deal with it,” said Field.

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“With our defence out of position, their striker capitalised on the situation to score what was an undeserved equaliser.”


After conceding, Field’s side piled more pressure onto Romania, looking to retake the lead.

“I can’t emphasise how much we were on top,” said Field.

“After the break we hit the bar and the post twice. No offence to them, but Romania aren’t a great footballing side unlike ourselves – we played some great stuff. Their keeper had the game of his life.”

With 15 minutes remaining, Ricky Wish scored the crucial goal to give Inter the lead.

“Ricky wasn’t fit to start, so I put him on the bench and with 20 minutes to go I told him to go and enjoy himself,” said Field.

“He certainly did that and we were all delighted when he scored the winner. The result was never in doubt.”

Field revealed that his side had been made to work hard throughout the season for their league title.

“This is a really tough league to be in,” he said.

“It is far stronger than last year, but to get our third title in three years is a dream come true.”

The Inter boss also admitted that his side have struggled for numbers this campaign.

“We have had a squad of just 12 or 13 players for the season,” he said.

“Some weeks it has been so bad, that I have had to play myself.

“But we have had three or four individuals that have held this club together and have really stepped up to the plate.

“But the lads have really deserved it. They are a great bunch of geezers and they have now all become my friends.”

However, Field was less complimentary about the state of the Hackney Marsh pitches which his side played on last weekend.

“They are extremely dangerous,” he said.

“There are so many cracks and holes that someone could really injure themselves during a game. It needs to get sorted.”

Inter Moore: Anando 9, Troy 9, Cohens 9, Nicky 9, Sheldon 9, Crockett 9, Field 9, Magnus 9, Shane 9, R Field 9, Milton 9. Subs: Wish 9, Field Snr 9.

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