Opponents Standon Vets Venue Bush Hill Park
Date 05/03/12 H/T 0-4 F/T 1-5
VJ Steve Belch Uday
Penn * Stu(Ringer)/Sid Fat Gav Chike
MOTM = *
SO Standon come to town and we’re devoid of a lot of talent, like Russ, Gino, Flipper and Gobshite. To make matters worse, Gary who had returned from about SIX weeks off, pulled his calf again in the bludy kickabout. After a bit of grovelling, they lent us Stu, the wee nippy fucker, for the first half, and Belch had to go Centrehalf with Steve.. This meant Sid still reffed, and we press ganged Gary into Lino Duty.
So off we went at 1049, and an amazing first eight minutes, included two point blank saves from Andy in the first two minutes, VJ kicked two away, Stu actually had a shot at the other end, and then finally, Stu was fouled on the ˝ way line, but not given, as they put Chris away, to smack home a rather deserved opener. 0-1
This woke us up a bit, and a slick move from Penn to Chike, to Marc, who shot just wide from about 15 yards. It was not enough though as the ever alert VJ on the near post Headed smartly home. Unfortunately, it was into our net !!! 0-2
Come back Flipper !! Perhaps not, EH !!
Their right winger had been having a right old time, pissing past poor old Uday, and there he is again, and a low cross, is tapped home to make it 0-3 on 20 minutes. I swapped VJ from rightback for Uday at this time. What do you mean Horses and Bolted ?
Two minutes on and Penn is fouled about 20 yards out. Marc steps up and his low shot is saved at the foot of the post. Waahhee, we’ve got a corner !! Over it comes, and Chike’s attempted overhead kick sails harmlessly over the top.
Yet another corner flies in, but Andy punches well clear under pressure. Then Penn finds Marc who feeds the ever eager Stu who shot just over the bar. Apparently, he ain’t scored this season, so he would have been on Minus 1 !!
Four minutes to half-time, and Belch covers well for a floundering Uday, at the expense of a corner. Over it came, Andy flapped at it, and Chris headed powerfully home from a yard out. 0-4 H/T 0-4
Stu returned to them, and with no-one volunteering to take his place, Can’t blame them really, I persuaded Sid to come on as Centre-half with Steve, return Belch to Left back, and VJ rightback, and move Uday further up field, which only left me to take up the whistle.
Details a bit sketchy from now on, as I was reffing, but a much better 2nd half,as our midfield began to get into it, and even Uday was fitting in very well with Penn, FG and Chike.It took them 26 minutes to score the fifth, and that was very lucky as Big-gob Jimmy, miskicked his first open goal, which sent Andy the wrong way, so he hammered home the loose ball. 0-5
35 minutes had passed when Penn ran down a loose ball, and beat the keeper and fullback to it, put the ball back inside, and Chike smacked it home from 18 yards. 1-5
I have just noticed, that I played 50 minutes i/o 40 !!! What a Tit !! There was no more scoring during that period, so we finished at 12:15.Ooops !! F/T 1-5
Penn ran all day, being a fit bastud, but I think it would have been a lot worse without him, and I must say that Sid, who was concerned ab out playing, barely put a foot wrong all half. Well Done, Lads.
Roll on Old Owens and a nice early pint for me !!