Another Clean Sheet to Add to City’s Endeavour.
Christiano Ronaldo’S BroDoncaster City’s Monday night game against Endeavour Hills was played in chilly, but fine conditions. The squad was depleted slightly when Ron Sinclair withdrew due a combination of a tight hammy (from Wednesday refereeing) and a sore throat (from slagging off at Gary last week). Eric also asked to start on the bench, after exhausting himself putting on his socks. City dominated from the start, with Davo, Andy, Marty and Coops bringing to the midfield all their experience from watching Captain Kangaroo throughout the 1970s. Marty brushed aside his recent heart operation (who knew he had a heart???), having a shot cleared off the line in the 4th minute. Gideon then showed off one of his special skills, giving away a free kick just outside the area, before deftly robbing an opponent, then nutmegging himself! Gary continued his weekly self-flagellation (“Gary, that’s rubbish”) when an errant clearance hit a Rav 4 on the freeway, before what was supposed to be a through ball for Ron smashed a street light on Park Rd. In a surprising turn of events, some actual football broke out in the 12th minute, when Andy cut a ball back for Coops, who brought out a wonderful save from the Hills’ keeper. Normal services were then returned, when Marty crossed into the box and the ball bounced 8 times in the 6 yard box, before Coops smashed a volley into the Old Boys’ bar. His frustration boiled over when John scored, only for the ref to disallow the goal, Coops to question the ref’s parenthood and the inevitable yellow card. Order was finally brought about, when Coops passed to Ron W, who calmly slotted the ball into the bottom right hand corner…..1-0. City were now on top and had a number of 4 on 4 break aways, but Ron was obviously trying to tally up the off-sides and the poor AR dislocated a shoulder flagging Ron off so many times! In the 25th minute, Hills had their first shot on goal, a speculative 40 yard wet marshmallow, which Erick gathered up on the 19th bounce. A highlight of the first half came in the 30th minute, when Gary called loud and clear for an unopposed header, before missing the ball by 10 metres and swallowing a moth. The convulsing spectators surmised that either;
- the ball was caught in the wind (not a breathe was blowing),
- Gary’s hair got in his eyes or
- he was blinded by the sun which set 4 hours ago.
|MMM||Muppet moment – The Gaffer due to the unmissable header, preceded by his mating call.|
|BMW BoP||Paul E, clearly thought about your distribution and positioning and covered plenty of ground – well played!|