Match Report – O35.2 – Game Date: 14/08/2016
BMFC O35.2: 5
Cranebrook United FC: 1
BMFC Goal Scorers: Grasshopper (1), Ibs (1), BK (1), Cannons (1) and Jibs (1)
Player of the Match: All
Match Report: It was a dark and stormy morning that we took to Knapsack for one last time in 2016. Conditions were extra tricky with nature doing its part to make for an interesting game. The new tufts of grass resembled a lego board and the morning dew resulted in a very slippery surface (refer to diagram 1).
Alas we were playing for a spot in the GF and we were the favourites … no pressure. Cannons steadied the nerves with a few last minute words and Ibra gave us all a tap on the bum (refer to diagram 2 … kidding Sandy!). Editor’s Note: Turtle under a Lunar Sky … 🙂
The whistle blew and the hard work began. Phase 1 for the team was ‘set plays’. Firstly a hand ball, off a Rusty play, saw Grasshopper step up for a free kick. 1-0. Then, Crank was awarded a penalty (yes, against the opposition) and it was Ibs to take this. Ibs simply hit this ball sweetly to curve around the opposition wall and passed the keeper to take us to 2-0. The final play for Phase 1 was a free kick against us and Cranebrook pegged one back on us.
Phase 2 was a short period of time (about 10 minutes before half time) whereby BK made what seemed like his debut, after months away. Some described it as one of the best Cameos ever seen, rivalling Sylvester Stallone’s cameo in ‘Staying Alive’ (1983).
In a skirmish in the opposition’s goal box, BK struck the ball (with the precision of a Dad of three wrapping up a nappy with some pumpkin puree for disposal) … the keeper somehow kept that ball out … but BK cleaned up with a wipe … heading the ball into the back of the net!!!!!!!!!! Score 3-1.
Phase 3 was a period of unrest. Cranebrook had started to build some pressure and a few of us burst a foo foo valve. Crank, who always wants to contribute, featured heavily in this Phase! But, in general, this phase was our ‘tiring phase’ and we just needed to get passed it in order to make it to Phase 4.
Phase 4 continued to be hard work but we were rewarded with 2 more goals. Firstly, GB put some pressure on the defence (who were looking to move the ball around and find space) and the ball ended up rolling back to the keeper (with a defender in tow to make sure the ball was safe). Alas, Cannons had a different thought and squeezed his boot in between the two … and the ball hit the back of the net … much to their dismay.
Then, in reverse, Grasshopper put the pressure on and the ball went high into the air. GB brought the ball down on his chest, and as the keeper came out to challenge, GB sent the ball into the goal along the ground and under the keeper.
In summary, everyone put in a great effort and based on the result, we found the optimum Composed Intensity (CI) index for the day.