Bowdon Killer Bee's 3 - Sefton 3
Olly played a brillian flanking move this week............by asking somebody who didn't even know match reports existed to write this weeks! Selection was a problem this week. ie. perm any 11 players from the 15 that turned up. Solution - provide 2 umpires and two substitutes and roll them on and off, like tag team wrestling. (Come to think of it, at some points in the afternoon you might have wondered which sport was being played.)
But what of the match you ask? Thrills and spills there were aplenty with the Bees just about threatening to sometimes not miss the goal. Against the run of play Sefton finished the first half leading by a goal to nil. An equaliser early in the second half was followed by end to end excitement with much churning of turf and raised voices as Sefton led 3-1 with ten minutes to go.
At this point Giles left the touchline in disgust. Was the team about to loose it's unlucky and unwilling touchline mascot? (you missed out 'ugly' - Ed). Five minutes later it was 3 - 3 with the Bees producing the best hockey of the match with sweeping movements down the right wing and shots exploding all around the Sefton's keeper including a rebound off the top bar of the goal.
So at the third attempt in about six weeks honours were even against Sefton. How had the team improved? Team bonding was increased but this was just Richard, Karl and Sticky realising they used the same shower gel! Also if you're losing then change balls; having tried orange and white it would seem green is now the official "lucky" colour when playing Sefton. But what of the future? Roll on next week.......