Our Baulko team is the one that won 35/3 last year (and 35/4 the year before that, so at this rate we'll be in the A-League in a few years LOL - more likely in aged care LOL). Not sure where the Baulko Wht team is from, but I suspect they may be an AA team from last year?
Anyway, to the game - it was played in great spirits, Lidcombe seem like a good bunch of guys. Baulko took the lead in the first few minutes with a quick move down the left and the low cross was put away with ease by our top striker from last season. But Lidcombe got back into the game by a pass through the middle which was buried nicely into the back of the net.
Still in the first half Lidcombe took the lead in somewhat controversial circumstances. The linesman put his flag up for offside against Lidcombe, so the Baulko defenders stopped, but the ref didn't blow his whistle and waived play on, but by then another Lidcombe player ran through from an on-side position and the goal stood. Lesson: play to the whistle.
Baulko regrouped at half time and came out hungry and better organised in the second half. The equaliser came from a free kick worked down the left and cross was met with a fine header to the far post.
Baulko kept on testing the Lidcombe defence, I think we hit the bar twice and a certain penalty was turned down by the ref. But we didn't give up and the winning goal eventually arrived in the top right corner with a few minutes to go.
The first game of the season is always hard, but today I think I'm more sore than usual from a kick to the left knee and a corked right thigh - Welcome to Div 2, I guess?
Good tuff game with baulko putting on a nice play together to go up 1 nil in the first couple of minutes , they were all over us and thanks to a own goal they went up 2 nil mid way in the first half . We starting playing soccer and put a nice cross away via a head into the back of the nett 2.1 half time .
2nd half was played hard and baulko went up 3.1 , but we fought back with 2 nice goals to level it up 3 all .
The whites are a good team with plenty of younger talent moving up from all age , so there a team to watch , but just make sure you guys to your bbq duties !!!