Match Report – O35.1 – 27/05/2018

Match Report – O35.1 – Game Date: 27/05/2018

BMFC O35.1: 4
St Marys Band Club FC: 1

BMFC Goal Scorers: Thor, Cobra, Iceman (pen), Dave

Player of the Match: Dave

Match Report: T’was a real pea souper that greeted us at Kevin Dwyer Oval at 8.15am for the early kick off

The smog cleared quickly by kick off. After a few spurned chances and good saves, Tolly found space on the edge of the box, getting his shot away which was parried by the keeper to Thor who followed in to poke home – deadly from 3 yards

A few more chances came and went – the opposition keeper was proving an excellent last line of defence

We made it 2-0 before half time, Cobra nipping in to win the ball off a throw in, passing to JB, to Zap to get his shot away, which was saved but not cleared – the Cobra continuing his run into the six yard box and striking the rebound in with intent

New Al came on in the first half for his debut, having been out all season after a nasty motor bike accident – great to see him finally on the park in the Blueys colours

There were a few moments of frustration shown by our opposition – firstly two of their own players collided & the blow up that followed resulted in one of the players being given 10 in the bin (how did that happen?) and secondly, after Cobra nutmegged a defender, his inside centre bodyguard Tonie Carroll, oddly wearing a gnome hat for the entire game, came storming out of the line with a solid shoulder charge to Cobra’s chest. Ouchy! Cobra’s note to self – don’t be doing that again

Second half and JB was up ended for the second time in the match but this time in the box. Cometh the hour, cometh…oh crap he’s on the bench – sub ref, Thor off Iceman on, penalty duly despatched. A few minutes later & this time Zap is flipped in the box. Cometh…yeah, yeah we all know how the story goes – Iceman strolls up for the 146th straight penalty to be rolled into the corner…but no, for the first time in his 30+ year career, the keeper saved it! See the photo inset as Paul captures the moment post game with the keeper, who at this stage doesn’t know it but who’s life is about to change – known from now on as ‘the only keeper to have saved an Iceman penalty’

Davey was brought back on and clearly had convinced the Gaffer he needed a run as centre forward, perhaps a last chance to get off the nudey run before the re-draw of division 1 proper. And it happened. Tolly switched play with a long. ball from one side of the pitch the other to Cobra, who trapped the ball and played a short pass to an eager Davey on the edge of the box who rifled the ball past the keeper

A late goal was conceded on the counter denying Double Fist a Cuban