2019/20SAFL Div 1
SAFL Div 1
Saturday 14th September 2019
22nd Old Boys lll 3-3 Bootle Street
As usual no ref for this game as bootle were there away they ref it . We all new it was going to a long 90mins playing against 12 men. Game kicked off with both teams playing 90 mile an hour football but not stringing 2 passes together. The 2s settled 1st and with fractured foot Wilson up front it was only time before they scored and on 15mins Wilson ran from his own half and slotted the ball passed the keeper, 1nil. The 2s continued to press forward looking for the 2nd they nearly got it when Wilson controlled the ball outside the box before trying to curl it into the top corner, but it was inches wide. 5mins later the 2s put the ball in the net when wilson broke clear down the right his low cross found the in coming Pea to tap the ball in but the ref gave outside W.D.F. Then on 35mins with the 2s defence calling for off side even the striker new he was at least 10yards offside stopped but with no whistle he hit the ball into the net, 1-1 HT.
2nd half started with the 2s pressing forward and on 60mins Wilson grabbed his 2nd goal off the game. 5mins later it was 3-1 baby toots on the score sheet. It was all 22nd and on 70mins Meikle won another tackle drove forward then played a lovely ball down the line were irvine crossed and Wilson useing every neck muscle got his head to it only for the ball to go inches wide. Then 10 mins off questionable refereeing, when the bootle forward hit the ball straight at the 2s defender who was 2yards away ref gave pen 3-2. 5mins later McBride hit the ball out as Meikle was lying in the box in agony instead off throwing the ball back as it was kicked out as a player was injured they threw the ball into the box were it was met by there striker who headed it into the net, 3-3, sportmanship at its best. With the clock ticking away to 47mins coach larkin asked ref how long he going to play or was it goal the winner ? He replied the match on the other pitch started the same as ours and they are still playing fair point but i told him, but they were playing a cup game and they were playing extra time ! ohh i did'nt no, there line shouting theres 7mins left coach larkin lost it, it was now 52mins played when the ref blew 3-3.
C.Leckey J.Dunwoody C.McBride D.Hunter D.Watters R.Spence J.Meikle M.Irvine J.Parkinson S.Wilson A.Patterson
Subs N.Fitzsimons W.Devlin L.McCready
Saturday 7th September 2019
S.A.F.L DIV 1
Knocktonagh ll 2-3 22nd Old Boys lll
The 2s started their league campain with a very young side apart from "TEAM FEE PAY McCOMISH". The 2s kicked off the match and within 2mins were 1nil up, a threw ball by fitzsy found bell who got to the ball before the keeper and tapped into the net great start, 1-0. The 2s continued to go forward but everytime a ball was played through they were offside main culprit, bell who must have been offside at least 20 times in the 1st half. The boys worked hard to get a second but both teams cancelled each other out to the half, 1-0 22nd HT.
The 2nd half started with the 2s going forward but like the 1st half always offside ! This time it was Irvine must have swapped shirts with bell lol. But on 55 mins they did break clear down the right when mcbride ran clear with the keeper coming out mcbride chipped him for a cheeky goal to make it 2nil. 5mins later it was 3 nil, whiteside with the goal. The 2s were in total control and made changes but with 20mins to go knocktonagh scored, 3-1. The 2s continued to go forward and created chance after chance. This half bell managed to stayed onside but must have missed at least half a dozen clear goal chances. With 10mins left another mistake and the score 3-2 now, but the 2s seen out the last 10mins to claim the 3 points on the opening day of the season.
C.Leckey C.Bradford D.Miller McComish C.Mcbride M.Irvine K.McBride C.Whiteside N.fitzsimons A.Patterson T.Bell
Subs S.Pollock C.Moore A.Dougan.