Match Report – O35.1W – Game Date: 05/05/2019
BMFC O35.1W: 1
Blue Mountains FC O35.1B: 5
BMFC Goal Scorers: Skinner
Player of the Match: The force of good over evil
Match Report: A real highlight of the season’s fixtures, as we shaped up against our dark alter ego Blueys team, O35.1 “black,” in the ‘Old Man Bragging Rights Cup’, who were looking rather spiffy in the new away strip, but with home team advantage…
G showing the early focus and determination we were looking for, first missing Yoda’s pre-game talk as he entertained some of the crowd (i.e. our kids), then arriving late for the minute’s silence. New team fine category.
Special mention to El Presidente Dave Smith for reffing and receiving raptuous applause as he arrived fashionably late.
A real arm wrestle of a first half, with arguably both teams holding their own – our boys defending strongly with the army of darkness blacks trying to create a few more attacking chances.
Poor Rusty on the receiving end of a classic Knapsack bounce in our box – handball adjudicated and that will be $15 to the kitty thanks mate. Rusty also promising never to set foot inside our own 18 yard box ever again – motion seconded and passed. 1-0 to the dark side in the ensuing penalty, but credit where it’s due to the black storm trooper Iceman’s sports psychiatrist who has clearly nursed him through a tough period since his last missed penalty.
1-0 halftime and plenty of good buzz amongst the hero’s of this tale, the Whites.
We pushed a bit more forward 2nd half and Skinner was rewarded for his constant chasing-down runs, being Johnny on the spot when blacks goalie Kev uncharacteristically dropped his lollies… 1 all.
The backs of Dre, JB, Macca and Crussel all defended stoically and we were unlucky not to go 2-1 up, Andy denied by the crossbar with a great shot off his left hoof.
10 minutes to go and the game still tied up, but like the Night’s King atop his zombie dragon, the blacks managed to finally break our wall, slotting away a few late goals.
Thanks blacks for a good game – looking forward to the next encounter when we will have home field advantage, and will see once and for all if good can overcome evil in the Old Man Bragging Rights Cup final.