Match Report O35.4 (14-08-2011)

Match Report O35.4 (14-08-2011)





St Marys Band Club



Match Report

With 11 ‘fit’ and available players, we turned up at Jamison Park knowing that we had to give it everything we had as a win would advance us to the Grand Final.

Plan was simple – pack the defence and try and catch them on the break and nick a goal. About 15 minutes in, the plan was working well and we broke away. A ball across the box for The Kaiser saw him get in behind the defence and shoot sweetly across the keeper. 1 nil.

This seemed to upset the nice blokes from St Marys as the hits on us got a bit harder and the language directed our way a bit stronger. Good news was that we had a ref that was not going to take any rubbish and the deserved bookings began.

Ipswich hit the post with a toe poke from the edge of the box that Dr Les would have been proud of. A few minutes later a through ball from Gazza had Ipswich chasing. Swinging the left boot at it, the ball looped up in the air. Time went into slow motion as the keeper back peddled. The ball went over his head, bounced once, twice and the third bounce over the line. Terrible strike, great result, 2 nil and so it stayed until half time.

The more the second half wore on, the more Band Club got on top, as the lack of subs took its toll. They pulled one back about half way through the half and from then, on our end of the pitch was like defending the Alamo. Corner after corner rained in and with under 10 minutes to go, the pressure finally told as a goal mouth scramble ensued and the ball was poked home. 2 all.

Then the fun really begun. A sliding challenge from Choppy drew a reaction and a bit of a scuffle ensued. Band Club players from the sideline joined in. Fortunately, we had our smiling assasin, Scotland. Rushing in to pull people off Choppy, Scotland mis-timed his arrival and was wrongly perceived to put the boot in. When the melee calmed down, the referee sent off Choppy and the two Band Club players that came from off the pitch. Blimey.

With seconds remaining, Gazza went on a solo run and as he cut in, inside the box, he was caught and went down. No penalty given and the final whistle followed.

Post game – Swervin quipped that seeing how nice Scotland is, that the fervour that his intervention had caused when only trying to help, we should give him a new nick name. Mr & Mrs Smith it is then.


Goal Scorers

The Kaiser, Ipswich

Player of the Match

The whole back line including Leeds