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Veterans - Match centre

Harborough Town FC
Sat 22 Apr 15:00 - League Full time

GNG Vets 1 Harboro Town Vets 1

1 in all in

GNG Vets 1 Harboro Town Vwts 1
We finally get to play GNG in the league

The team is missing a few key players, most notably Lardy who's been lost to love. However no fear as it's the Easter weekend, we've been able to bring Cheesus into the sticks to protect us, let's hope he's good with crosses (too much?)

The team is as follows: Cheesus, nice guy, shambles, Adam, Neil, kris, rod, Gaz, Woj and Chris and twinny up top. We also have Knowlesy who's been let out of the care home for the day on the bench.

The game kicks off with HTFC in relative control for the first 10 mins, With chee showing us that it's possible for a keeper to kick the ball without getting injured (Lardy take note), Chris has a few one on one's with the keeper, but the ball just runs away from him. as the first half plays out GNG start to get a foot hold in the game by using that old tactic of pace and kick and run (we're in trouble). They take the lead in the latter part of the first half with a grubber of a kick into the far corner. We're not behind for long as Chris picks up the ball 25 yards away and runs at the defence before coolly slotting into the corner despite the skipper screaming at him to pass.

Half time arrives and after a rousing talk by the armband of "they are s**t" we go back out galvanised.

There are chances at both ends with GNG missing a couple of sitters. We have a great chance from a free kick which is swung into the far post by Gaz O, but it's cleared off the line by a defender. Unfortunately it's our defender clearing it for them. Gambles ends up in the back of the goal instead of the ball. At this point Chump is secured and deservedly so.

Then comes the flash point of the game. Woj gets in a tussle with their winger and handbags at dawn commences. The main protagonists are tough guy Neil and Kris who manfully come to Woj's aid, it's a full team Royal Rumble , after it calms down, the ref decides it was 50/50 and we carry on.

As the game is drawing to an end GNG throw caution to the wind and shoot from 60 yards and more. As we reset ourselves, panic sets in, Cheesus has clearly lost site of the ball and gotten underneath it and with a little bit of juggling manages to save himself from getting lobbed and permanently banned from playing again. Who'd have thought that Lardy's perpencity to get lobbed was contagious?

With that drama over, full time arrives and it's honours even, a draw helps neither team. With two games still to go, it looks like our push for the title is over, but whilst it's still mathematically possible we go looking for 6 more points.

On another note, Cheesus is still unbeaten as the gaffer, 3 wins and a draw, a strong contender for manager of the season.

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