Alexandra Park 8s 4 – Alexandra Park 9s 2

SAL Minor Div 4 North | March 14, 2015

Scorers: Glassar(3), Korek

“This is the worst day in my life.”
– Jon Gallaway, 14th March 2015, 4:24pm, The Racecourse Ground, Pitch 3.

The Body was distraught. The turnaround was complete. Bagley had just been beaten by a long-range screamer and a shirtless Glassar was celebrating his hat-trick in front of the subs. 2-0 down at half-time, the 8s had completed an unlikely comeback and sealed the game at 4-2.

Let’s be clear however, the 8s seriously rode our luck. Rudy “The” Kidd in goal played an absolute blinder, making a couple of absolutely miraculous saves. Yet it’s a results business, and in the archetypal game of two halves, Cowan’s men finally got the better of their opponents and the clubhouse bragging rights.

On the ludicrously anorexic Pitch 3 (thinnest pitch in the world?), a splattering of divots made the game even more of a tombola. As had been the case earlier in the season, the 9s initially adapted better to conditions. Kendall (of course) gave them the lead, before the athletic Arrowosafe (who looked a class above) doubled it. It could have been much worse. Woodwork was struck and Kidd made an unbelievable double-save at the end of the half. The 9s were 2-0 and looking very good value for that.

Whatever Gallaway said at half-time, it worked. Cheers Jon.

Glassar smashed in off the bar before Crawford chased down a lost cause to create a tap-in equaliser. Korek fired in from the edge of the box for his first 8s goal and the lead. Uli saved a certain goal with a fabulous clearing header (enduring a nasty clash of heads with Arrowosafe in the process) as the 9s threw everything forward, but Louis’ late screamer finally relieved the pressure.

MOTM was hat-trick hero Glassar.

Up the 8s.

MoM: Glassar

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