Damn Darth, really sorry to hear about that. Good to still see you'll be around. I was taken off in an ambulance in our game against Newington after a head clash. Luckily it's just bruising and a puffed up face. Still feeling a bit ordinary.
I believe it ended up Baulko 0 - 3 Newington. I was carried/dragged off at 0-1 and don't know much after that. Apparently it's a fairly physical game they play. I think I have to agree :-)
First points for the season . Feels good , first time we've had a proper ref and 2 lines men what a difference . I believe it was fairly ref'd the auburn guys might see it different , lot of offsides called . The beers tasted good after this one. We watched the Baulko Whites and Kellyville game , I think it was 3-0 Kellyville when I left
A close game, played between two teams who hope to be in the mix at the end of season. The game started with some good attacking play from both teams. The Rams had a few good opportunities, whilst Parra had an effort disallowed for offside (good call by the assistant referee).
The Rams took a deserved lead, from a sweeping midfield move and a lovely left footed finish from just outside the penalty box. The second half finished in with frustration for the Parra strikers, as their good runs were not rewarded with accurate passing from the midfields.
In the second half, the Rams scored a second goal courtesy of good follow up play and a shot into an empty net. This lifted Parra, who pushed forwards with some fast attacking play, however the Rams goalkeeper pulled off some great reflex saves.
Parra eventually scored a deserved goal, with a well struck volley which took a slight deflection off the Rams defender, who will feel unlucky with his effort to block the shot.
At this stage it was game on, however Parra conceded a silly handball just inside halfway. The Rams player curled a well taken kick into the box and this was hammered home with a great header.
Rams deserved the victory, well done to both teams !!!
Holroyd playing short got a comfortable win. They can be physical but with the ref being very alert to any contact at their ground they would go down very easily to take advantage. Funny how you'd be hit with an anvil when attacking but couldn't use a feather when defending.
An even first half which ended at 1 v 1 as both team had minimal chances, with both goals a result of goalkeeping mistakes. The Rams team were unlucky not to take the lead, as a 20 yard shot hit the crossbar.
The second half was a different story, as the Newington players showed more desire as they won all the 50 / 50 balls and pushed forwards. Many of the Rams players looked off their game and this was reflective in the final score. A deserved win for the Gunners.
Special mention to the referee and assistants; they were non-appointed referees (from Newington), however they were excellent and made some great decisions. Well done guys !!!
Big day, Baulko local derby. Will it be a blood bath like most others are. With these 2 light weights it could be more of a milk bath. Who is going to "lose"as opposed to "win". Only a few hours to go...
A game played in ideal conditions, with fantastic sportsmanship shown between the local rivals.
The home team was in shock, as 'The Princess' scored a well deserved first goal of his career !!! This was followed with two well taken headed goals, from set plays. Three nil at HT
In the second half, the Kolts started well and scored a deserved goal, thanks to some goal poaching. This awoke the Rams as they scored three more goals....including a well struck shot across the goal into the bottom right hand corner.
Well done to 3 Rams players for scoring their first goals of the season.
Thanks to the B&W referee for a solid performance.
Rams took an early lead through a fierce shot, the goalkeeper got a hand to the ball however he could not prevent the goal.
This awoke the Auburn midfield, who helped to create a handful of opportunities. As the first half continued, Auburn equalised with a nice shot which was chipped over the advancing Rams goalkeeper (there is much debate if the ball crossed the line after an excellent goal line clearance).
At this stage the game was very balanced, when Auburn were awarded a penalty (once again this was much contested), however the shot was well saved by the Rams goalkeeper.
The penalty save provided to be the turning point in the game, as this spurred the Rams forwards and the Egyptian Godfather scored a great goal to restore the Rams lead. The score was 2 v 1 at halftime.
The second half was probably the 'toughest' performance from the Rams this season, as the defence stood solid and allowed the midfield and attack to push forwards. This resulted in first goals of the season for a couple of the Rams players and a brace of goals from our trusted midfielder.
Once again, a fair (but physical) game between two teams who played in positive spirits. Only negative, was a shocking performance from the Auburn referee and a few shocking offside decisions.
Post by wildcolonialboy on Jun 30, 2012 19:44:58 GMT 10
Dunnies 0 Rams 2 we were outplayed today ,0-0 at the break but let ourselves down in a couple areas ,had a few chances but couldn,t find the net i think first time this year we haven,t got a goal but all in all the better side on the day got the points
Probably our the Rams finest performance this season; we played much of the first half with nine men (due to a combination of holidays and injuries). The first half was very even, as each defence was solid and chances were very limited.
In the second half, the Rams started to find a little bit of space and created a few nice plays. The highlight included a great team move, which finished with a shot that just missed the target. However this lifted the tempo and the Rams scored a great goal which soared into the top of the net. This evoked an immediate response from Dundas, as they created a couple of good opportunities for their lively No8 (quality player !!!).
The game was finally secured with a perfectly executed free kick (which looked like it was taken by David Beckham), which hit the top left hand corner of the net.
Once again, a game played in fantastic spirits between two teams of great players. Cheers
Baulko 2 - Merrymen 4 A very even game with Merry's had early chances then we scored twice & a through ball me running from onside one on one with keeper only to here the whistle for an offside of a player that did not move 30m out. Mery's hit back with two easy goals to an unmarked #10 & a soft pennalty, ball kicked into hand, 2 - 3 H/T. In the second both teams had there chances, we had a players feet taken from under him in the box all expected a penanlty but play on. Then the two high lights Merry's keeper made a spectacullar save from a great lob & Merry's thumped one into the top of the net from 16m. A draw would have been a fair result.
Forgot to put Baulko Wht in previous. Baulko Blk 1 - Parra sitting 2 I reffed this one as an official with both sides whinging for blowing the whistle & for not blowing the whistle. Two things I like to let a game flow & I dont give a s#*t what they think when I'm the ref. Baulko scored first then City had a penalty 1 - 1 H/T. Both sides had chances too win this game but Parra were the lucky ones, draw would have been a fair result
The 'home' match was re-scheduled to Holroyds ground (due to poor fields at Commercial Road). This offered home advantage to Holroyd, however the introduction of a 'Black & White' helped to ensure consistency in the decisions.
The Rams enjoyed plenty of opportunities and were deserved winners, thanks to a well taken corner which was bundled home (first half) and a well taken shot, which was drilled into the far net (second half).
I may not impartial, however I believe that any spectator would agree that it was a well deserved result for the Rams. Well done to the referee for a solid game and helping to ensure that both teams respected the game !!!