Post by winstobronx on May 24, 2015 7:49:05 GMT 10
Winsto White 7 Baulko 3
Well 10 goals in the game tells you everything you need to know about the quality of the defending from both sides. Baulko were short and said they'd unfortunately had a guy break his ankle last week against Pendle Black after a rough challenge which was sad to hear, but they had borrowed a couple of players from a lower division to give them 11. We were in control of most of the match, up 3-1 at halftime but after the break there was a ten minute window where Baulko were all over us and actually levelled at 3-3 as we struggled to control possession. Thankfully we clicked back into gear and Baulko ran out of legs so we stormed home in the end with 4 late goals.
Played without an official ref so one of our mates reluctantly took the whistle. I just want to thank the Baulko guys for playing a good, honest and clean game and being great sports. They made the refs job easy. It's a tough enough job when you're an official ref who knows the rules and has the incentive of a little bit of money coming their way, let alone someone who has just come down to see his friends/family play only to get thrown in at the deep end without much notice.
A very even game that wasn't of the highest quality.
0-0 at HT with only a few long distance shots for both teams.
Second half wasn't much better. We went 1-0 up from a free kick and then they equalised with 10 min to go from a penalty.
Yeah certainly won't go down as a classic game. We couldn't get near the Greystanes goal (especially once the call went out to "park the Venga bus" at 1-0) and had to shoot from distance which isn't normally our go and Greystanes made a lot of their play down the wings and couldn't get the ball into the middle in scoring positions. Picked up a few injuries as well to an already depleted team, I think Greystanes were the same. It'll be interesting playing again next time hopefully both teams with full squads.
We were missing a few players and winsto seemed to have the same problem. Fairly even contest with both teams missing chances. We managed to put two past the keeper and defend well to hold onto the win.
Post by winstobronx on Jun 7, 2015 11:43:30 GMT 10
Yeah we were missing a few but the 11 and a half players that turned up yesterday should have played a bit better than we did. You guys out-enthused us and your defence was solid. I thought we were unlucky to be down 1-0 at the break after conceding courtesy of a big air swing from our sweeper and burning 3 or 4 one on one's. Second half and both teams had chances, a free header off a free kick got the result it deserved to make the difference two and we pushed a couple of chances wide of the posts. A fair result based on the commitment levels of the two teams but we did create enough chances to win, just weren't good enough to take them.
No official ref and one of the Pendo fans was kind enough to offer his services. I thought he did a great job and was assisted by both teams keeping the whinging and foul play to an absolute minimum, so thanks again to him.