Monday, May 5, 2014

May the 4th be with you - Old Farts versus Upper Hutt

The fourth game of the season was on May the 4th (be with you). This was an important game for the Old Farts, a loss would result in having to play off for relegation.

Carlos was obviously concerned about the vigorous warm up routine being exhibited by the oppo and consequently borrowed some girly's shin pads.

The heat was wicked and the oppo was young, fit and fast - a deadly combination. Soon some of the team had started to breathe like Darth Vader. Fortunately the WAGS medical corps were on hand to dish out asthma inhalers to those in need.

The opening score was by the the Farts, resulting from a piece of individual brilliance by Jason who made a break down the left and flicked the ball over the Upper Hutt Keeper. Jason was heard to remark just before scoring 'this is Red 44 I'm going in...'

The half time talk included inspiring comments such as 'bloody hell it's hot', 'why are these oranges real?' and 'why are there no Star Wars quotes that fit this situation?'.

Rejuvenated by the half-time oranges (literally Pope Stan - really?), the Farts had soon managed to allow Upper Hutt to level at 1-1.

However, despite the unrelenting heat, youthful opposition and lack of possession, Willie pounced on one of the few 2nd half opportunities from a well planned PC.

This PC variation is one out of the box. Moses pushed the ball out tantalisingly slowly so the oppo thought 'ha this will be easy'. Jason got to the near stationery ball inside the circle and deftly passed it back to the Axeman outside the circle. From here it went to Vince who carefully aimed the ball onto the keeper's pads at such an angle that it fell to Willie who finished this planned move off in style.

The Farts managed to hold Upper Hutt out for the last 10 minutes and avoid the possibility of being relegated.


Trapper said...

MVPS for the game
3 - Wattie - another greta effort
2 - Stan, 1 for bringing the Oranges, plus another 1 for bringing actual citrus oranges
1 - Axeman - another typical solid performance from the Chopper.

The Axeman said...

Goal scorers in case you didn't read the post: Jason and Willie.