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Veterans - Match centre

St Patricks OB's
Harborogh Town
Sat 7 Jan 15:00 - Cup Full time

St Pats OB's 0 Harboro Vets 3

Into the Semis

St Patricks OB’s 0 Harboro Town Vets 3
So far this season quality humorous match reports have been sadly lacking so I thought it was about time one was written so here goes…
Harboro Vets secured a semi-final spot with this away day victory at St Pats. The team was like Lardy's top bursting at the seams and we line up 4-5-1 with the aforementioned Lardy in goal and a back 4 of Neil, Scott, Shambles & Nice Guy Ian across the midfield are Adam, Gaz, Rod, Stan & Chris and up top are Twentymen. The bench is packed full of nearly men Kris, Fletch, Woj and Chee.
The game is barely 5 minutes old when Scott mistimes a tackle and sends the home forward into orbit the resulting spot kick is saved by Lardy and from there on we don’t look back and within 10 minutes we’re 1 up as Paul T scores a worldy from 20 yards (Tuesday’s shooting practice pays off – tick box.) We continue to dominate the game and St Pats seem to want to kick us off the park however this ruse doesn’t work and we get in 1-0 up at half time.
The 2nd half gets under way and lil’ Chris shows us the way with a brace the 2nd from a great move which saw Lardy pick out Woj with a pin point pass, Woj in turn chested it down before putting Chris in who rounds the last man and scores a tap in. Tackles continue to fly in and we decide enough is enough and let Scott out to play he takes delight in smashing the former WBC welterweight title holder Rendall Munroe into submission and Adam is removed from the game as yet another of his tackles lacks both timing and subtlety meanwhile on the other side Stan wins chump of the day for bottling a 70-30 in his favour – note to Stan bring your red big boy pants for the next one. We continue to create chances and as per Tuesday nights Gaz continues to smash the ball nowhere near the goal and Shambles misses a header that his brother would’ve bagged without doubt. Gaz does to his credit finally get one on target law of averages says he would do eventually but its ruled out by the Ref for offside he apparently has the same grasp of the offside law as Chee. Chris also has the opportunity to bag a hat trick as again Woj puts it on a plate only for him to hit the bar, questions of jug avoidance must surely be asked.We see the game out but there’s still time for Lardy to preserve his 8 week clean sheet record with another average stop.
So a place in the semis is booked and who doesn’t like a semi? Our training drills and practices - if you take Lardy & Fletch out of the equation see us a leaner, fitter & a more organised team. The day is made perfect with the news that our noisy neighbours Lutterworth have been knocked out.
I know that after reading this you’re all thinking I thought this was supposed to be a quality and humorous piece well I tried and can only write about the game I watched!!!!!!!!!!!!

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