Aug 062015
 

Well it’s Thursday night and the vital 4th test starts at Trent Bridge tonight at about 7.30 which has me wonder why the hell am I standing in the South Parklands waiting to watch the scratch match between Uni white 3s and 4s versus St. Paul’s div 5 team.

Maybe it’s I haven’t seen a win for awhile? Or could it be the amazing talent on display as I am the only spectator???

Anyway it’s actually not to bad as the cold has not set in whilst the ground is quite damp from either rain or dew but who really cares? Again logistics were in disarray as the div 4 boys all arrive at 6.30 but we will not be taking the field till about 8pm????

Communication is a significant area for focus!

The ground is very long and it would hurt if the council invested some of their 100 million planned for Victoria square of a lawn mower as the ground look more like a sheep paddock.
St Paul’s have a stylish yellow strip with blue sleeves and it’s clear a number of there players have had dinner before the game as they look quite well conditioned. The lighting looks like it was left over from the fringe.

The game is underway and the whites look sharp early! after 10 mins whites have looked the likely team to score as St. Paul’s are slow at the back and I fell they will be exposed.
There’s the first for the whites as a shot from the corner of the box and solid hit and curls in for 1 nil on the near post.

St. Paul’s have had a couple of chance but more due to some sloppy work at the back.
The second goal comes at 22 mins and the whites have now got total control as the chasing and run of St Paul’s is starting to show signs of stopping.
The only play they have is the long ball and it nearly works as a shot hits the bar.
From the clearance end to end goal for the whites as they score their 3rd with a clinical finish.

That’s 30 mins.
Number 4 is home as St. Paul’s fall apart quickly followed by number 5 as its a clinic now and total domination.
It has turned into a bit of a joke but it’s a confidence builder for the Pembroke game on Sat.
Number 6 as the whites continue to show their class down the right!
And that’s half time 6-0 lead.

Now for the unbeaten Uni White 4s

It’s underway and the whites push forward Johnny is through and his shot is saved in the path of Darren who pops it in for number 1 7-0

Whites look good as they keep the ball at their feet and create some nice runs.
Great run Darren and Saba and Johnny scores number 2 for an 8-0.

The 4s are looking good after 12 mins gone
Whites are really trying some attacking plays in this relaxed game which goes well for their confidence
It’s getting cold!
Australia are 5/21 which is crap!

Another power runs from the whites but it’s cleared for a corner and great ball in but over the top!
And St. Paul’s score with some nice foot work and it’s 8-1

It’s turn into a real scratch match as everyone starts to look after themselves.
Up and down the pitch and no doubt the white defense is under pressure but still holding them out.

Full time and it ends 8-1 and far better than standard training and no injuries so we look forward to Saturday! 8.27pm finish and my toes are cold! Bloody Aussie 7/35 I am going home to watch us bowl!

David Wilson

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