Match Report – O35.1W – Game Date: 26/05/2019
BMFC O35.1W: 2
St Marys SC: 1
BMFC Goal Scorers: Skinner, Felts
Player of the Match: The Referee
Match Report: It was the early Sunday kickoff for the Whites this week, football really is being ruined by all this tv money and the way they can dictate kickoff times. The team bus was met by the usual horde of kids looking for autographs and photos from their heroes.
There was early drama when the kitman realised that he had left Anth’s boots back at the training ground and the rush was on to find some size 4’s for the big man to fit into. A ripple of concerned murmurs began to make its way through the steadily growing crowd as news spread that local boy Crussell was set to miss the game due to failing a late fitness test with a sore heartlige. There would be no substitutes.
Kickoff occurred in almost pitch black darkness as the sun was still hours away from showing itself. Blue Mountains started strong and forced St Mary’s onto the back foot with the midfield trio of Ads, G and Rod running the show nicely.
It wasn’t long before the chances started to flow with Felts going close and Skinner doing his best audition for a job in the Coles butchery. The crowd started singing “what a waste of money”, they were growing restless, but it wouldn’t last long.
The breakthrough came after some good link up play between G and Felts allowed G to get to the byline and dink a lovely ball to the back post leaving Skinner the simple task of side-footing a volley in from an almost impossible angle, 1 nil to the Whites.
That seemed to wake St Mary’s up and the Whites rearguard of Dirty, Macca, JB and Andy found themselves with plenty to do. The constant waves of pressure were beaten back brilliantly and anything that did get past was handled with ease by Steve Buffon.
Some bloke had a shot, 1 all.
As the first half drew to a close Anth decided that the fines kitty was looking a bit low and decided to provide a hefty deposit by forgetting how to throw the ball in properly, love your work.
The halftime team talk was a rousing one from Dre, interrupted occasionally by one of us having to direct a lady spectator to the toilet entry. Dre’s message was simple, he had 99 problems but a sub wasn’t one.
The second half was an end to end battle with each team having chances to take the lead. One side in particular was definitely running away with the “fouls conceded” and “arguing with the official” score line.
The game was turned on it’s head with 15 minutes to go when a defence splitting through ball from G allowed Skinner to go through on goal only to by scythed down by the desperate goal keeper. Stonewall penalty and great concern for the well being of the striker. Madness followed as the opposition and referee spent the next 10 minutes debating the current financial climate in the South East Asian region. Peace was found and Felts was allowed to smash the ball home to give the Whites a deserved 2-1 lead.
A frantic final 10 minutes followed with a backs against the wall super human effort from the Blue Mountains boys keeping St Marys to only a couple of half chances. All accomplished with only 10 men on the field as Anth succumb to the humiliation of his foul throw and went off. The final whistle was blown and the crowd was sent into raptures as they knew their team was well on their way to Wembley, I mean Jamison.