Match Report – O35.1W – Game Date: 07/04/2019
BMFC O35.1W: 1
Springwood United FC: 11
BMFC Goal Scorers: Skinner
Player of the Match: Football was the winner on the day
Match Report: As the fog lifted and the clouds parted early Sunday morning, the lads were chomping at the bit for their first hit out in a month, having missed 2 trials and round 1 action due to weather.
However we soon realised the opposition were the formidable premiers from the past few years. Ever optimistic, with a squad of 19 to choose from, we knew we had a stacked bench to choose from, and would give it to the team that beat us 12-0 last year as good as we could. Miscommunication ensued, and we only had 3 subs at kick-off, but last minute calls to JB and Slash saw them quickly drop their morning coffee and hang-over, respectively, and join in the fun.
Rod put his hand up to man-mark the danger-man at Springwood, doing so well inside our own 18 yard box 90 seconds in that he neglected to make contact with the ball. Penalty blown with Rod earning himself the 1st team fine of the year in the process in record time. Another goal from a dead ball situation on the 3 minute mark and soon we were down by four on the 8 minute mark… at this point there clearly was an unspoken bond amongst the lads that we would stop counting Springwood’s goals.
We managed to stem the flow after this point, and had a few chances ourselves over the duration of the game – highlights included a goal from Skinner off his chest from a Felts cross(?)/shot(?) that was just pure poetry to watch… a few more fines for unavoidable own goals to JB, Crussel and Steve – Dirty cops one too for getting nutmegged… Andre tried his hand at yet another 40 yard cultured lob over the keeper (I think that won’t be the last one we see this year)…
Special mention to Trigg… heroically stuck his leg out beating the opposition to his attempted shot, only for the player to continue his action mistaking Triggers Fibula for the size 5 Mitre resulting in a clean fracture… Amazingly, Trigger walked off the pitch, enquired if anyone knew what a broken ankle felt like, and then drove himself to hospital to find out for himself… unfortunately, broken leg also carries a team fine…
Not a bad first effort guys against quality opposition, off to Jamo this week for redemption!