Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Mothers Day Misadventure - Old Farts versus Harbour City 11/5/14

The day dawned sunny and bright on Mothers Day 2014. Unfortunately the same couldn't be said of the Farts in this match.

It seems that some team members had mistaken a 2:15 start for 2:30. Or perhaps their Mothers Day lunch was still in progress as the game commenced.

Nuts took on the centre half role with some alacrity and his midfield domination soon had the oppo cringing and whinging to such an extent they managed to score within the first 5 minutes.

Unfortunately this became 2-0 soon afterwards as the Axeman's single handed efforts to stem the continuous wave of Harbour City attack were thwarted by an extremely lucky deflection from Harbour City in front of the goal.

The team's resident umpire Rear End managed to injure himself on Friday night in mysterious circumstances. Rear End ended up handing the whistle to Trapper about mid way through the first half. Trapper's keen eye and control as an umpire was soon in evidence, to the extent that free hits were soon being taken within at least 15 metres of the original infringement.

The Old Farts new penalty corner variation know as 'pretend to miss trap the pull out' came close to paying dividends at least once with the Axeman deflecting it to Craig, to Vince who just missed converting (in rugby terms, it was over). This clever miss trap PC variation continued throughout the first half and the Farts were very unlucky to head into the shed 2-0 down.

By half-time the Axeman had decided he had to single handedly save this game and took over umpiring duties from Trapper.

The second half saw a fantastic effort from the Farts, aided by some superior umpiring. The Farts defended so well that they held Harbour City goal less. At the attacking end Craig somehow managed to trap the ball on a PC against all odds, and in direct contravention of the Farts 'give the oppo a laugh on our PC' approach. Craig laid the ball off to Vince, whose powerful and accurate shot totally destroyed the Harbour City goalie's confidence and smashed into the backboard. The Axeman's effort in awarding this goal was absolutely stunning in its professionalism and brought the crowd to its feet.

No comments: