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Week 20 - Wednesday 14th June


A fairly warm evening for a game of feverish six-a-side tonight which, unfortunately, became a five on six when Garno had to pull out due to a Sunday knee injury getting the better of him. Hard luck mate, maybe next week. Still we had a decent amount of players even though we were waiting on Stef until close on 10 past seven.

BIBS –  Ailes, Chris B, D Low, Stef and Ryan
SHIRTS – Gaz, Beatts, Ashey, Simon, James and Jake.

As usual after Beatts decided I was the referee, things got going. The five players of the Bibs had the early going with the (mainly) younger side and faster legs with Ailes twisting and turning his way through multiple bodies to score a great goal. Beatts retaliated with an ace goal of his own and also Simon getting in on the act after a pass down the sideline, he twisted, feigned a shot the drilled home a low one.

As the match went on however, in the evening heat, the Bibs started to suffer and the Shirts started getting more goals. Gaz had a nailed on chance of a goal in front of the onion bag only to sky it in spectacular fashion that a rugby player would have been proud of. Up, up and away number 1.

Then there was a swap around of personnel which unfortunately invalidated the final score. Gaz joined the bibs, Ryan did some swapping to the Shirts then back again because he preferred the five team. Basically it got totally uneven and broke our normal rule of sticking with the starting teams. See what happens when Garno’s away?

The final result was we had to have yet another draw because the teams changed. Luckily for the Bibs, but then again they were the team with one less man on a warm, humid evening. Looks like one point each lads.

COMEDY MOMENTS – Towards the end D Low decided to do a ‘Ave it’ moment and hoofed the ball in the direction of the motorway. Up, up and away number two. He duly disappeared to find it whilst we played the remaining 5 minutes. Amazingly he retrieved it but we’d gone off the court leaving all his gear behind the goal. Soz.

MAN OF THE MATCH - May have to be Beatts for his all round effort and an amazing keepy uppy skill outside the area to then swivel, turn and shoot a great goal. Well done lad.

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