19 Jun Masters B Grade
Masters B vs Macarthur 12 June. Our Sydney Cup team came away with a well-deserved 4-3 win over bogey-side Macarthur last night.
Well, it ended up as Tesh 4, Macarthur 3 as Tesh put in a Uber performance on the night. If not for his kryptonite (his fore stick) he might have doubled that count.
Uni got out of the blocks early, going 1-0 up courtesy of some great build up and a nice Tesh finish. Soon after Tesh was initially denied another after beating the keeper only to see a defender’s foot stop the ball carrying to the goal. Whilst Sharpie pounced on the rebound to put it away, a premature whistle for a stroke robbed him of the goal.
Not to be denied again, Tesh muscled his way to the penalty spot and duly converted: Uni (Tesh) 2, Macarthur 0.
Uni continued to run riot over the floundering Macarthur defence, and a turnover saw Rowan find Tesh once more, and a trademark ‘toma’ saw a floundering Macarthur at 0-3.
Still recovering from the surprise of the ease in which we were taking Macarthur to task, a defensive lapse allowed Macarthur to peg one back in the last minute before half time.
However Half Time saw us go in with a commanding 3-1 lead.
One can only presume a Macarthur lad laced our drink bottles whilst we were out on the pitch – this can only explain the slow start we got off to in the second half.
An untidy clearance from Uni saw big Phil Dunshea use his ample assets – and close in stick skills – to muscle his way into the circle and pull back another one for Macarthur in the first couple of minutes.
Still dazed, further defensive lethargy saw the game locked up at 3-3 midway through the half, and had us looking at snatching defeat from the jaws of a crushing victory.
I don’t know whether Tesh is more used to whatever Macarthur put in our water or not, but he got his shit together in time to slot away goal #4 to get us ahead once more.
Reinvigorated, Uni again took charge of the game and controlled the remaining minutes without out any real concerns.
Well done on another grinding win, which keeps us at 2nd, and in touch with leader Ryde.
Post-match – a number of the lads then made the journey across the park to P2 to celebrate the birthday of our very own twins (Aussie and Nappy) while supporting the Premier team and encouraging them to a 3-1 victory.
Back Row – Compo, Nappie, Sweetie, Joey, Crabbie, Aussie, Hatchet
Front Row – Dan, Sharpie, Tesh, Bott, Stevie G
GK – PJ
Absent – Pricey, Derrick, Wilko