The first game up, was yet another game against Coogee for the AA8 team, for the fourth time this season, and after losing three times so far, the omens didn’t look good. However, as we’d managed to refrain from turning up semi-drunk, there was a glimmer of hope.
Playing our new 10 at the back system again, the main plan was to try and tire the Coogee team out by us hoofing the ball to the far end of the pitch at every opportunity, and most importantly, not to concede any stupid goals. Naturally, after 10 minutes, we conceded a stupid goal, defensive cock up followed by a defensive blunder and it was 1nil to the opposition.
We barely created a chance over the next 80 minutes, and five minutes from time Coogee got their second goal and wrapped the game up. Disappointing. But they deserved it.
Then just to rub salt into the wounds, as we’re collecting our medals, in front of possibly one of the hottest women in the Eastern suburbs, it turns out she’s seeing one of the Coogee lads – jammy fucking sod ! So then it was onto the beers for us, and a chance to watch some real football being played. And for that, we received the below ‘match report’…
“Barnstoneworth AA1 secured the double with victory over Coogee at Heffron park on Sunday. The game was tied at 2 all after 90 mins then neither team could score in extra time so an epic penalty shootout commenced with Barnstoneworth showing nerves of steel to win 8 -7.
Coogee started the game well and went ahead early on with the Barnstoneworth defense being as slow as a week in the jail to clear the danger. Barnstoneworth hit back and scored a belter by veteran Brendan Doyle (unbelievably), then had the chance to go ahead with a penalty which was missed by big Ross who I think was too knackered after trying to catch the Coogee no 11 most of the game .
the second half saw us reduced to 10 men when Duck Rogers saw red for an altercation with some wee fanny in the crowd then big hills have eyes Framer chased down a loose ball they all shit themselves and the big mans deflection set up Walshy to head home. The lead was short lived and they got a dodgy goal after baldy nick was fouled before they scored. We lived a bit dangerous for the remainder of the game as coogee used their extra man to their advantage.
We dug deep and after extra time the penalties began with us banging in 8 and Coogee unable to match it highlights of the game was watching the coogee keeper picking the ball out his net 10 times, our goals shutting those fannies up at the side of the park and Micheal Passey shitting himself before he had to take a penalty. “