Just to clarify grapes10, before anyone draws any conclusions, Auburn wanted to go from 8's to 7's last year, but Granville put us in the 6's. We had a few good players drop out and that's why we didn't do as well as we'd hoped. So we dropped back to 7's this year.
Kellyville 4-2 Toony. We started off half asleep as usual, toony out the gate much more on the ball. We went down 1-0, got a goal back and then took it to 4-1 in the second half. Toony got a goal back but probably too late by then. Refereeing was...er...say no more. Wasn't his fault though, club should be supplying ref so apologies to Toony for that.
Hope the guy who split his eye open is ok. We both went up and clashed heads, I didn't even see him coming. I heard some toony players saying it was an elbow but it definitely wasn't, just an unlucky head clash.
Dave it was a head clash no question about it, what was dissapointing was that play continued and you scored your 4th when the rules clearly state play should be stopped immediatly in that situation and the ball doesnt have to go out. If the rules were enforced 3-2 with time left would of made it much more interesting. To make it worse one of your players (I wont mention his number) then called out that you dont put the ball out when in attack, which is pretty poor considering we actually called fouls (twice) against ourselves when the ref didnt call them.
The majority of your team played the game the way it should be but there were 4 guys who clearly need a reality check on what division they are playing. Saying this we had a couple of guys who were spoken to about some of their actions.
I think in the end the less said about the game the better.
Our player ended up with 3 stiches and a headache, thanks for asking.
Last Edit: May 10, 2010 11:21:22 GMT 10 by DemonDoug
The referee must adhere to the following procedure when dealing with injured players: • play is allowed to continue until the ball is out of play if a player is, in the opinion of the referee, only slightly injured • play is stopped if, in the opinion of the referee, a player is seriously injured
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Agreed Doug, fair point. Ref should have blown the whistle. I don't know how long it was for someone to notice the extent of the injury, I had no idea it was that serious and turned to chase the ball.
I did pull up on a clear goalscoring opportunity later on in the half knowing that I was way offside even though the referee never blew the whistle. So we did try to police ourselves and return the favour. maybe not all of us though. I'd back it if you asked for the goal to be removed. I know that doesn't make any change to the points, more out of good sportsmanship.
Have to agree with both doug and Daves comments, referee was very ordinary. I am sure both teams got the bad end of the stick though. Nasty incident with player splitting his eye open, Not certain that anybody thought it was as serious as it was until too late. I think both teams got a little frustrated with the referee late in the game. A few players on our team really need to pull their heads in. Saying that Toony had a few players dishing it out aswell though. Hopefully a black and white for the return leg will keep both teams honest. Definately our hardest hit out for the season so far.
Doug, I came looking for you with a beer after the game - couldn't find you, thought you must have gone with injured player. Hope return leg is a better game mate.