Match Report O35.4 (22-05-2011)

Match Report O35.4 (22-05-2011)





Colo White



Match Report

Our 35.5’s fought a great battle against Henry Lawson to win 1-0. Lawson probably deserved a draw, but didn’t get it – shame.

Colo brought a huge squad to Knapsack. Kick off was 15 minutes late due to the time it took us to shake the hand of each of their players. As has been the case in all our games this year, we found ourselves in a battle for the first 20 minutes or so. In a move that was reminiscent of the great circa 1980 Ipswich Town team, our keeper Leeds (Paul Cooper) released Ipswich (George Burley), who slotted a through ball to The Kaiser (Arnold Muhren) who played a defence splitting through ball to La Celeste (John Wark) to jink past the keeper and slot home. Those were the days…

Shortly after The Kaiser received the ball in the opposition’s box and flicked it past his marker, the ball hitting the defender on the arm. Penalty. Once again, a chorus of ‘Swinger, Swinger’ echoed around Knapsack, to step up and show us all how he really got his nickname. El Capitano was having none of that though and confidently slotted the ball into the back of the net.

We then won a free kick on the edge of the box. One of the Colo players let out his frustration using one of those nasty poo poo words. Straight red from the ref for foul and abusive. We all felt that was a bit harsh.

In the second half, we were controlling the game pretty well until Colo broke away down the left. The ball was crossed and headed toward our goal. Quick as a flash, Swinger dropped his towel and dived at the ball to keep it out of the net. Brilliant work. Oh, except he kept it out with his hand! Swinger jumped up holding his chest, trying to sell a porky to the ref. No chance, straight red card. The photo below clearly shows Swingy’s hand on the ball, his towel falling to the ground.

Colo play in the Celtic strip these days and we now have a grandstand. The Colo penalty taker struck it well but fortunately for us against the upright. The ref blew his whistle – Leeds had come off his line too early, take it again. As the Colo player lined up the second penalty, Roberto and Ipswich had the perfect opportunity to exercise their sledging skills…’you are all over it Leeds, he’s lost his nerve’, ‘he won’t have the confidence to go the other way, same corner Leeds’. Skyed it, 3 yards over the bar.

Two more goals late in the game, first from Best running onto a through ball to get to it before the keeper and slotting home. The second from La Celeste after a terrific pass from The Kaiser.

A few things came to light after the game. Apparantly the ref checked La Celeste’s age during the game and Ipswich and Best drunk lemonade due to the effects of the previous evenings abuse.

Goal Scorers

Benjamin Button (2), Best, El Capitano (pen)

Player of the Match