suspensions, dodgy o35 y.o. leg muscles and some function at blacktown city conspired to keep both teams down to pretty much the bare minimum of players - just! incredibly scrappy game in which baulko were hungrier, dominated the midfield and were able to string together a couple of goal scoring chances, both with excellent finishing to put greystanes away. greystanes missed another penalty (not me this time!).
special mention to the older guy who stepped in to cover the referee's position. did an excellent job, i thought.
Chu probably the better team with alot of the play in the Kellyville half, missed a few one on ones to boot. Kellyville tried to get Chu on the break. Good game played in good spirits or it seemed to be from where we were standing
as would be expected, chu dominated possession for much of the first half but greystanes were more organised than their last outing against the blacks and so true chances on goal were kept to a minimum. after 15 or so minutes, one of greystanes' defenders turned the ball beautifully into the back of his own net - 1-0 chu. the second half played out a bit more evenly. some guilt edged chances were missed at either end and some refereeing decisions kept things interesting (in his defense, the ref was uniformly erratic, neither team coming out on top in the bad decisions stakes!). greystanes were eventually awarded the softest of penalties, a clear make up for the clear penalty they weren't awarded 30 seconds earlier. after missing their last 2 penalties, this one was dispatched into the back of the net. both teams had chances to take all three points in the last 15 minutes but some good goalkeeping at each end, and some missed chances kept the scores level at full time.
Post by shabbylvsashtstr on Jul 16, 2011 21:22:27 GMT 10
Baulko 2 Dundas 0 Hard game, very disapointing that one of the Dundas boys was sent for languange which nobody from our team heard. We offered at the end of the game to support them to keep this bloke on the park and not suspendened.
Tall bloke at the front is a twit and should grow up, more than a couple of sh#t tackles. Their keeper was awesome.
Mostly a great buch of boys played in great spirits.
Post by rightsidecoverdend on Jul 28, 2011 13:56:35 GMT 10
Yeah I saw that... we (CHU WHT) were originally down to play Baulko on Sunday but that game got booted in favour of the BH vs Greystanes game...Then the Kellyville Greystanes game went up there! I'm trying to get this clarified with Granville since we've been expecting the Baulko double header. Hopefully the BH GRY evening game will get canned and we can play BH as per the original... but it's pretty late in the week now!
Anyway, if it doesn't change I might turn up at Ted Horwood on Sunday night. It should be an interesting game.
hard fought and even game with very few clear cut chances for either team. dundas shaded the first half, where they had the best of their chances. greystanes took the honours in the second, though it was tight all over. the one goal came from the penalty spot. dundas' 'keeper was adamant it wasn't a penalty, but none of his team mates seemed too fussed on supporting his claims. a heavy field, slighter warmer conditions and the two weeks off really told - it was an exhausting game.
p.s. as to the over 45s rumour, doesn't that one get trotted out at about this time every year?
after all that, no! the kellyville game is happening at bathurst st this thursday evening and the baulko game is yet to be set (this is the round 3 game which has been washed out 3 times and now postponed once!). glad we didn't have to play sunday, though, even just one game. i could hardly walk after saturday's slog against dundas.
was actually a much more even match than that scoreline might suggest. kellyville had control early until greystanes scored on the counter about 15 minutes in. evened up a lot after that. greystanes' 'keeper made a couple of brilliant point blank saves. 1-0 half time. second half greystanes extra bench numbers seemed to give them an edge as they controlled the early part. a fairly soft second goal took a bit of wind out of kellyville's sail and a third by about the 60 minute mark should have put them away. but kellyville then came back with a very intense 10 minutes that was rewarded with a goal that gave them a sniff. they continued to press but left gaps at the back in doing so. with about 10 to go, greystanes scored a 4th, a header from a pinpoint sideline cross, which did finally knock the wind out of kellyville. but, as i said, the match was much tighter than a straight 4-1 game.