Back To Season 2018-2019GODDARDS; 22 King William Walk, Greenwich
Back To Season 2018-2019
GODDARDS; 22 King William Walk, Greenwich
2018-12-14ROUND 5
14.12.'18
PlayedEels
(4 pts)
Pie
(4 pts)
Mash
(3 pts)
Afters
(2 pts)
Liquor
(1 pts)
SumBTotalTotal
NICK EVANS512111187694
MIKE GOLDWATER512102177693
NICK EVERTON324314395089
RAY GOLDSTONE512202206484
EDWARD MOSSE512101165773
TERRY MOORE406969
TOM LEADER204444
DOUGLAS BENFORD304242
LEN WILCOCK11440234034
KITTY LAM201111101626
PETE HARVEY101919
VIKKI COLE-RICHARDSON101616
RICHARD LUCAS101515
ALAN SMITH101212
MARK KNOWLER101212
IAN BURR10210011011
RUTH BATHAM101010

Festivity levels in Greenwich reached a dangerous high this advent with a musical pillarbox set up at the Cutty Sark, and the arrival of the Pie and Mash Club, armed with a sheaf of Christmas song sheets. Even Len Wilcock – not famed for fondness of this most wonderful time of the year – joined our yule throng, basking in the glow of goodwill as a warm-up to an evening of Madness at the O2 Arena.

Ace cinematographer Jamie Grant was focusing on a final reel of footage, this time dispensing with his tripod. Perhaps some hand-held takes will add dynamism to the long-awaited feature film of this most pie-destrian of clubs.

Festivity levels in Greenwich reached a dangerous high this advent with a musical pillarbox set up at the Cutty Sark, and the arrival of the Pie and Mash Club, armed with a sheaf of Christmas song sheets. Even Len Wilcock – not famed for fondness of this most wonderful time of the year – joined our yule throng, basking in the glow of goodwill as a warm-up to an evening of Madness at the O2 Arena.

Ace cinematographer Jamie Grant was focusing on a final reel of footage, this time dispensing with his tripod. Perhaps some hand-held takes will add dynamism to the long-awaited feature film of this most pie-destrian of clubs.

Inside the premises of Goddard’s all was well; the heated displays were stocked with the full range of in-house pies, and the halls were suitably decked with seasonal baubles.

Inside the premises of Goddard’s all was well; the heated displays were stocked with the full range of in-house pies, and the halls were suitably decked with seasonal baubles.

Nick Everton dropped in to top up his pie credits. A chunky 39-pointer boosted him into third place in the league going into the midwinter break.

Len Wilcock also made a substantial points contribution. A compact 4-4-2 was supplemented by the remarkable addition of only the third portion of stewed eels since his league debut in 2008. Len was keen to remind that if the all-time scores table was based on averages, I, your faithful scribe, would be ‘nowhere’.

Nick Everton dropped in to top up his pie credits. A chunky 39-pointer boosted him into third place in the league going into the midwinter break.

Len Wilcock also made a substantial points contribution. A compact 4-4-2 was supplemented by the remarkable addition of only the third portion of stewed eels since his league debut in 2008. Len was keen to remind that if the all-time scores table was based on averages, I, your faithful scribe, would be ‘nowhere’.

If you’re familiar with the Goddard’s Pie, you’ll know that it’s broad in the beam and sits deep in the liquor – a fitting and filling tribute to Greenwich’s meaty maritime past.

As usual, they laid on a Christmas turkey-and-white-sauce special, identified by a pastry pine tree. Luckily it didn't taste of pine.

If you’re familiar with the Goddard’s Pie, you’ll know that it’s broad in the beam and sits deep in the liquor – a fitting and filling tribute to Greenwich’s meaty maritime past.

As usual, they laid on a Christmas turkey-and-white-sauce special, identified by a pastry pine tree. Luckily it didn't taste of pine.

You won’t find any humbugs on these two festive nutters – they’re crackers for Christmas. Eddie fitted his jumper with fresh batteries for the occasion.

You won’t find any humbugs on these two festive nutters – they’re crackers for Christmas. Eddie fitted his jumper with fresh batteries for the occasion.

Kitty Lam found time and space between scenes to accommodate some stodge, but Jamie Grant remained mysteriously abstinent. Surprising really, as pie and mash is the perfect antidote for tremors in the key grip department.

Kitty Lam found time and space between scenes to accommodate some stodge, but Jamie Grant remained mysteriously abstinent. Surprising really, as pie and mash is the perfect antidote for tremors in the key grip department.

Burry’s food choices were resolutely Northern; there are no points for gravy and mushies, but it’s nice to see that ethnic minorities are catered for. Ian's Godfather gift paper ensures a perfect festive ‘wrap’. Next year it will feature scenes from that well-loved Christmas franchise, Die Hard.

Burry’s food choices were resolutely Northern; there are no points for gravy and mushies, but it’s nice to see that ethnic minorities are catered for. Ian's Godfather gift paper ensures a perfect festive ‘wrap’. Next year it will feature scenes from that well-loved Christmas franchise, Die Hard.

Ray Goldstone ploughs his way through a two-hander.

Ray Goldstone ploughs his way through a two-hander.

Statto Claus and Eddie Christmosse.

Statto Claus and Eddie Christmosse.

From the manger door, Kane Goddard gazed benevolently on our nativity scene.

From the manger door, Kane Goddard gazed benevolently on our nativity scene.

A pair of unwary diners strayed into our festive tableau. Here are siblings Ricky and Melissa, veterans of the Romford pie scene, sampling the Greenwich vessels for the first time.

A pair of unwary diners strayed into our festive tableau. Here are siblings Ricky and Melissa, veterans of the Romford pie scene, sampling the Greenwich vessels for the first time.

The champ surprised and delighted by desserting on a steamed chocolate pud. 

Sitting next to a radiator in a synthetic santa hat and eating red-hot rhubarb crumble nearly caused your correspondent to blow a gasket.

The champ surprised and delighted by desserting on a steamed chocolate pud. 

Sitting next to a radiator in a synthetic santa hat and eating red-hot rhubarb crumble nearly caused your correspondent to blow a gasket.

Once again, we were fortunate enough to occupy the the back room at Goddards – truly a place to gorge, quaff and make merry.

Once again, we were fortunate enough to occupy the the back room at Goddards – truly a place to gorge, quaff and make merry.

Crackers were pulled, plastic novelties sent scattering every which way. It was beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Bad jokes were announced and barely acknowledged: What do you say to a man who misses his mother-in-law: 'Reload!'

Crackers were pulled, plastic novelties sent scattering every which way. It was beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Bad jokes were announced and barely acknowledged: What do you say to a man who misses his mother-in-law: 'Reload!'

For the occasion Ian Burr provided a reading from the lost Gospel of St Pieatticus:

'And lo,the three piemen did spy a star shining in the East End. Following it they did find Ye Olde Shoppe, where the holy infant did lay. Around the crib was there lain copious sawdust. The three piemen did proffer their gifts: eels, liqour and holy mash.'

For the occasion Ian Burr provided a reading from the lost Gospel of St Pieatticus:

'And lo,the three piemen did spy a star shining in the East End. Following it they did find Ye Olde Shoppe, where the holy infant did lay. Around the crib was there lain copious sawdust. The three piemen did proffer their gifts: eels, liqour and holy mash.'

Songsheets were distributed and the dais mounted for rousing – and occasionally tuneful – renderings of such classics as 'Jingle Pies',‘Good King Statto’, ‘Deck the Pies’, and ‘I’m Dreaming of a Pie Christmas’.

Songsheets were distributed and the dais mounted for rousing – and occasionally tuneful – renderings of such classics as 'Jingle Pies',‘Good King Statto’, ‘Deck the Pies’, and ‘I’m Dreaming of a Pie Christmas’.

Len Wilcock was sufficiently moved to put on his reading glasses.

Len Wilcock was sufficiently moved to put on his reading glasses.

Bidding Kane and his crew a fond festive farewell we took our hymns outside into the alleyway. Before the shop’s cosy window display we gave innocent bystanders the full benefit of our combined choristing.

Could it have been any more traditional?

Bidding Kane and his crew a fond festive farewell we took our hymns outside into the alleyway. Before the shop’s cosy window display we gave innocent bystanders the full benefit of our combined choristing.

Could it have been any more traditional?

A fireside drink in the Coach and Horses, Greenwich Market.

A fireside drink in the Coach and Horses, Greenwich Market.

Ding dong merrily on pie.

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Ding dong merrily on pie.

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