There has been another assault on the Gorse Fox's boyish good looks. Playing football this morning he used his face to stop a shot (not deliberately, you understand). The full frontal impact of this shot on his face, and in particular his glasses, caused the bridge of the glasses to cut into the bridge of his nose. Several thousandths of a millilitre of red fluid squirted from wound and the Gorse Fox may have uttered a rude word.
In the second half, he played in goal - the goal area in walking football being sacrosanct. Goalie not allowed to stray out of it, but nobody else allowed into it. All in all, despite the assault, a successful game with a good performance all round and 2-0 win (thanks to several very fine saves).