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  young jose'
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Posted: 26 November 2012 at 1:36pm | IP Logged  

It was a cold winters day as on the tenth of November where our double header with a good parmetarians side would begin. On a run of 5 without a victory flashes of the season previously gone had begun to run through everyone’s minds. The rumour mill had been running madly that the cappo was sacked if results didn’t improve even with the chance of a players revolt led by Tim Witter and Peter Johnson. Nonetheless the return of fives star player Niall Mckevitt struck hope in everyones hearts apart from his beloved team mates. As we took onto the pitch it became obviously apparent that there were no substitutes available and it would have to be an effort from everyone. Least of all worried about this was the Don who had partaken in many Scottish wars previously which made 90mins of Football a piece of cake. The pitch was also in a state of most battlefields, ditches round every corner and bones of fallen comrades everywhere. The game kicked off and we had started much the brighter. Passing play between Mark Brittain and everyone else who happened to be around him was of top order! With hard work come results and through a good move involving Mark and the Don, Mr Brittain was able to casually slot the ball into the left corner of the goal with the keeper having no chance. An early goal always seems to have a good effect on a team and in a flash it had become two! As the cappo Anthony Onyechere scored an early contender for goal of the season with his left foot! Sensational! However with a change of Weather came a change of fortune. As the rain poured so did the Parmetarians attacks as the defence was called into action. Andrew Norman and Niall mckevitt were keeping it together and numerous clearances off the line from Michael Linskey kept our two goal advantage. But disaster struck as a good strike caused it to become 2-1. Just before half time Don darted down the field to lay it off to Aiden for an easy tap in for 3-1. At half time prayers were sung as history showed us that this game wasn’t over. The second half began rapidly as the oppo scored to make it 3-2 within minutes of the restart. They began to increase the pressure more and more and saves from Tom steele were stopping them from scoring further. Then a sudden break! Don played the ball through to Mark as he beat two players to slot it home into the right corner for 4-2. The boy was becoming a revalation! However the relaxation was short lived as the parms lot scored again making the match a true spectatcle. As the began to attack more frequently and we became more and more unable to stop slipping in the middle of the park, the tension increased greatly. But you should never fear when the married man himself Vikash Patel bombed down the left hand side to play the ball through to Mark who slotted it straight down the middle for his hattrick. Parms came back with another goal for themselves but their heads had gone. Anthony Onyechere scored his second to make it 6-3 and put the result beyond all doubt but by the end it was all about the herorics at the other end. Penalty to parms! A wonder save from Tom Steele kept the lead looking strong and left parms feeling utterly dismayed. This left just enough time for Vikash Patel to run the length of the field to grab a wonder goal for himself. The sounds of the final whistle were met with rapturous joy as the fives had finally grabbed a greatly deserved win. Everyone who played deserves a special mention especially the back four of Michael Linskey, Niall Mckevitt, Andrew Norman and Michael Linskey who were outstanding. While obviously the strike force of Mark Brittain and Anthony Onyechere was the difference!

Come on Old I's!

Young Jose’

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