He may only be 5foot 5inches tall, but last night a The Gnoll, in the Vale of Neath, Jonathan Pereira Rodríguez was walking as tall as one of the legendary giants that roamed these parts. Few strikers can boast a 4 goal haul in a competitive match, let alone a 5 goal salvo. A double hatrick is as rare as Stan Collymore letting a caller on his show actually get a word in. But to score seven is almost unheard of in modern football. At 9pm when he left the pitch to a standing ovation, Jonathan Pereira joined an elite club. For not only was his seven goals the sole difference between the teams on the pitch, but he became the only player currently playing in Europe to score seven goals in a game twice.
But let’s rewind to Monday 1st August first. That magical day happened to be CMF and my 13th Wedding Anniversary. A blissfully happy day, spent with the little Fullers on the beach of the Gower Peninsula. At 2pm I received an email from our good friend Mark Pitman. Continue reading