Supers Round 4 – Wilston Grange
A classic encounter this one but more for the final margin and ferocity than the skill level. Skull was anointed skipper this week which had some questioning the criteria but it was probably just a very clever ploy to have him wander off to do the coin toss whilst the game plan was dispensed amongst the rest of the team. As mentioned, the skill level was down on previous efforts making for a game to be won at ground level.
Not surprisingly, Easy revelled in the contest and supplied 4 consistant quarters of footy for what was a BOG effort for mine. Pipes had the game from hell. The ball just wouldn’t sit for him and everything that could go wrong, did. Calling for a drink bottle at one point to rehydrate, he missed and even managed to spray that out of bounds, such was his luck.
The game had a certain Lord of the Rings theme to it with its “Return of the Kingy” status. Still nursing a knee complaint, Kingy’s effectiveness was down but it didn’t stop him getting some important touches and giving off at every opportunity. But Football giveth and football taketh away as with Kingy’s return the club was struck a blow when Wolfie went down hard and popped his shoulder out, ending his tenure at the club for the year. Likewise a clash of heads for Macca opened up an impressive wound on his forehead that had the medical staff working overtime trying to stymie the blood flow. Told to “close the large, offensive gash” on his head the staff set about trying to stitch his mouth closed until the confusion was allayed.
Nashy also recovered well from a bone jarring bump he received when attempting to shepherd. Never speaking, of course, trainers were able to ascertain his recovery following some rudimentary hand gestures and basic Kalahari bushman style clicking noises from the quiet achiever.
Another interesting week for Verne, too sick apparently to drag his near lifeless body out of bed to work, he somehow managed a resurrection and found the energy to bound out onto the ground for this clash with useful enthusiasm. And a good thing too that he did. A late stab off the ground by Verne fell into the arms of a waiting Princess who would turn and kick the sealer. The celebration from Verne that followed was something that perhaps only Tom Cruise on a couch could hope to duplicate.
Cossie and Singer had good games as did Zulu, taking risks in the back line that had the hearts of many in their mouths. Other important contributions came from Mutley, whose move to the middle gave us back valuable momentum and Sass, who despite being held early, managed to kick a couple of vital late goals. Helping the team hang on to a heart stopping three point win.
The games only point of contention came when Ant, following a game where he had given away several free kicks for over exuberant indiscretions and a fifty metre penalty at one point, demanded clarification post game of some key decisions from the games most respected umpire.
This was quickly settled when both camps agreed that the key midfielder was most likely still suffering the after effects of concussion from the previous game plus some repressed anger issues from being bullied as a child.
Gutsy win by the boys and pleasing to see a few extra numbers on the bench for this game also.
Sharks by 3 points.
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