Write-up By Henry
Elite 0 - 3 SV CIna
Stoke’s Valley, I hope it isn’t the same place that Stoke’s brew their beverages but if so they should pack up shop and move out as they’re probably the only worthwhile thing still there. This is very harsh, but it was hard not to feel slightly salty after the injustices brought upon us this day. I’d love to say at least the sun was shining or something but alas it was pretty dreary and the pitch muddy as from previous downpour.
My memory of the sequences of play from the first half is a bit lacking given the time that has lapsed since, but it was pretty even man to man across the pitch, but we seemed unable to translate our midfield possession into a cohesive attack in the final third. A few wayward shots were had but nothing ever looked like it was going to hit the back of the net. I thought that our hunger in the 50-50s wasn’t there as much as in previous weeks, except for Decs who was balls to the wall as always.
The second half involved some drama indeed. On came the tradie referee who had to wear his high vis jersey and boots to show us that he’s both a tradie and plays football. This guy had a temper, and an ability to conveniently not see enough to call penalties or fouls against his own side. Greg made a few comments on the sideline as anybody does but he responded with blasphemous F-word language and basically telling him to shut up. Back to the football, we went 1-0 down to a well-worked goal by the opposition, and we retaliated with our own secret weapon CJ up front. However, CJ was thwarted by a slide-tackle that took out his legs with no ball contact in the box, with a clear goal-scoring OPPORTUNITY, and yet no whistle. Sorry CJ but the collapse of a similar nature 10 minutes later was milking it a little, foul or no foul hahaha.
Oh yeah, they scored two more goals somewhere towards the end as we kind of fell apart and tried more offensive formations and risky plays. Final score 3-0 to Stoke’s Valley
Points are awarded as follows: 1 point to everybody except me for not being slack-asses.
But actually -
Decs - 3
Damo - 2
Shane - 1
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