Match Report – O35.1 – Game Date: 28 June 2015
BMFC O35.1: 4
Glenmore Park FC: 0
BMFC Goal Scorers: Chicken, Pauley McCarten (brace), Mick Randall
Player of the Match: Joey Crye & Justin Burns
Match Report: A somewhat depleted Blueys team turned up to what we now regard as our home ground, Jamison Park, for our return feature against Glenmore Park. Numbers were low due to a number of injuries, Brad, Pommy & Corey (hamstring), Pirate (calf), Andy (shoulder), Mick Cameron (Singapore Sling). There were also the usual bumps and bruises from Punters day out, notably Marty Dunn, sporting a few scrapes on the Boat Race following an altercation with a stair case.
The boys were anxious to get some more winning form on the board after a disappointing Wednesday night result against Hazelbrook.
1pm arrives and there is little activity from the referee’s bench. We were to find out later that they were just finishing off their “big lunch” having not enough time to eat their “little lunch” earlier. With a combined age of less than our youngest player, the three officials made their way to the centre.
The game kicks off, and one of the Glenmore players is quick to test out the metal of the young referee and is promptly told to “Zip it”. The young bloke is showing some spark, and the Glenmore man-child skulks off in a huff.
The first twenty saw not a lot of action, but at the same time the Blueys were looking threatening whilst Glenmore were struggling to hold any possession.
The breakthrough came after 30 when Chicken beats the keeper to a fantastic through ball and bravely volleys into the top left corner. Great finish. 1-0.
A few anxious moments when Rhett got caught in no man’s land, the Glenmore Park striker only to be denied by a sliding Danny Margetts at the near post. The ex-marquee is clearly missing his time between the sticks. The rest of the half proved mostly uneventful. Marty Dunn requesting to coach Joe that he give Matty Witjes a run so that he would shut up, although we all know that the best way to shut Matty up is to give him a kebab (no tomato).
A fairly sedate half-time talk by coach Joe, and the boys are ready to go out and finish the job. Blueys took control of the second half, dominating possession and not allowing Glenmore any real penetration in their half. The one thing that was missing was goals, Chicken had a few chances but his off-balanced attempts were unsuccessful.
We were looking like we were going to finish the second half playing 1-0 football. Brad and Pommy on the side-line were having a philosophical discussion about the merits of playing 1-0 football compared to 2-0 football. They finally came to the consensus that although everybody knows that 2-0 is a dangerous lead, it is mathematically a safer lead than 1-0.
Minutes later Pauley McCarten hit a blazing shot from just outside the box, which rapidly lost speed and finished in a trickle past the goal keepers left hand.2-0. Not the finest of goals, but as Pauley is always quick to remind us “I’m not a proud man”. A goal is a goal and his took us into that dangerous territory of 2-0. Brad and Pommy exchange knowing and nervous glances on the side-line. Their fears were allayed when less than 5 minutes later Young Sean Burns delivered a pin-point cross to Pauley at the far post to complete his brace. 3-0.
The goals were coming in rapid succession now and Glenmore Park are broken. Young Sean Burns is controversially involved in the Bluey’s 4th goal. Inspired by Chicken’s earlier dummy to Burnsey, Young Sean Burns pounces onto a Mick Randall header to deliver a stunning dummy into the near post. The referee awards the goal, much to Glenmore’s chagrin. 4-0. There was much remonstrating with the referee (aka Kynan Hopkins), but Sean did make the valid point “I didn’t touch it” an essential ingredient in any dummy. The goal stands and Mick Randall is rewarded with his name on the honour roll.
Plenty more opportunities but no conversions for the remainder of the half. Blueys dominated the half, not giving Glenmore a sniff. Joey Crye was shown the gouda late in the half for chasing a Glenmore player back and not much more. To be fair to young Kynan though, this was probably a small blemish on an otherwise solid display of refereeing, although the whingeing nancy from Glenmore Park will probably disagree.
A good result. Player of the match honours shared between Joey Crye and Justin Burns. Special mentions to Young Sean Burns, Danny Marquee, The Iceman and Keith Cartman (140 twice at darts on Thursday night).