Match Report – 16.2 – 30/06/2018

Match Report – 16.2 – Game Date: 30/06/2018

BMFC 16.2: 2
Springwood United FC: 1

BMFC Goal Scorers: Billy Moar, Zach Kingsford

Player of the Match: Aidan Monaco

Match Report: The well needed and welcome rain once again moved our home game up to St John’s Oval, our ‘home away from home’. A slippery surface meant ball control and balance were going to be critical. We were back to full strength, and with your truly out of the way on refereeing duties, we had everything in our favour!

The first half settled into a good contest with both teams taking control at different stages of play. With Lachlan “The Self-Appointed Enforcer” Jones off the field in the first quarter, Gus stepped up to take a well earned corner. He floated it expertly towards the back post where Billy Moar got his head to it for a fine goal indeed.

Early in the second half Zach Kingsford moved down the left side on the back of a fine pass from the midfield. He expertly slotted the ball past the keeper to cap off a fine overall game and give us a valuable 2-0 lead. Springwood had turned up to play and scored a late goal to put the pressure on. The boys held out to grab an invaluable 2-1 win which keeps us in touch with second place, with a game up our sleeve.

My spies tell me that Aidan Monaco had a fine game up front on the left, coming back after a few weeks out, and earns man of the match honours. Will Foreman and Heath Stanners controlled the mid-field well and “Captain Gus” was energetic up front, always threatening the opposition. “Scoooooooobes” was enthusiastic in defence and gets a mention so I can throw his nickname into the report. Luke Doughty made a mighty fine save off the goal line, made many good safe choices in defence and played well when given the centre back responsibilities.

Whilst I didn’t see it myself, I believe Lachlan “Big Red” Jones had another brain snap resulting in a rest on the sidelines. If his dad was there I’m sure he would have ‘hooked’ him and sent him ‘to his room’ anyway! Stretching the friendship with an unofficial referee is never wise and always fraught with danger.

We need a couple of good training sessions this week to prepare for our match against Blaxland on Saturday followed by a catch up game against Henry Lawson on Sunday. Two wins will see us very well placed as we head towards the finals.