Match Report – O35.1W – Game Date: 14/04/2019
BMFC O35.1W: 3
Jamisontown FC: 1
BMFC Goal Scorers: Rod (2), Digger
Player of the Match: All and sundry
Match Report: A huge match for the lads this week, playing Jamo who were ahead of us at the reverse end of the table with a respectable goal difference of -9 against our -10.
A new formation was decided upon, with Ads talking through the new system before kick off, utilizing 11 cones as visual aides for each position – the resulting presentation more resembling the ‘ball and 3 cups’ magic routine. By the conclusion, no one was quite sure what they had witnessed, but Steve was pretty sure he was still playing goalie.
Injuries and absences gave us a straight 16 to play this week, and we welcomed back Rusty and Marty from pre-season injuries by benching them.
A quick head count of the opposition at the start of play and we were buoyed by the fact Jamo only had 10 on the pitch. Positive football ensued and we had all the early running.
Rod opened the scoring, heading in a cross in a similar manner and in the same spot as Skinner at this pitch last year. Disappointingly for everyone, however, was the lack of a wheelie bin for Roddy to upend in celebration – a real sour point otherwise marring a good day. Rod on the sheet again a few minutes later, and we had one less hand on the wooden spoon.
Unbridled enthusiasm up front and through the middle cost us a few more goals – Felts receiving a raised flag for offside on 4 occasions – and plenty of missed chances by all of us really.
Second half Jamo had an 11th player turn up and managed to float one in from range as the wind picked up. But we regrouped and played better football – Dirty even making a contested header, which is rarer than one of Andre’s cultured lobs finding the net.
Some nice interplay on the break saw Rod with an assist to Digger who slotted a one-timer with the outside of his boot and turned and pointed to the hill full of Blueys supporters in celebration. Alas, our supporters are disinterested children mostly, so it was all for naught.
3-1 final score, with Felts earning another offside and a new team fine category (5 offsides in a match), Rod unselfishly butchering a certain hat-trick looking to assist Digger again, and the linesman with a sore right tricep after a hard day at the office.
Thanks to Jamo for fielding a team in tough circumstances, especially to the boys backing up from a prior game.