A’s went 1-0 up inside 10 minutes with a Bres-special set piece. After failing to understand the two-man free kick at training, the Greco-Roman partnership nailed it during the game. Pedron faked the shot, laying off into the path of Tsirbas, who side footed passed the keeper.
Five minutes later and Dongas was left 1 on 1 with the keeper. He rounded the keeper easily to the left and poked it into an empty net. 2-0.
Up the other end, we failed to deal with a loose ball on the left. Their winger slid to get to the ball first, and knocked the ball across the face of our goal. Eddie was left 1 on 1 with an opposition forward, and the ball just evaded his outstretched foot, falling perfectly to be tapped past Josh in goal. 2-1
Soon after, we gave away a free kick just outside the box on the right. The wall was set up for a right footer, but the kick was taken with the left, and slotted into the far corner. I guess we’re not the only team who can score free kicks.
2-2 in about 20 minutes and then we get to the talking point of the match. I can’t say I saw the incident, but what I did see was Pembroke getting a free kick, and the referee walking (limping) off to restart the game. Their linesman then called the referee over for a chat. End result of the chat: Alex is sent off for an elbow. To say that those on our sideline were upset with this turn of events is an understatement.
Anyway, moving on… we get to half time at 2-2.
Not sure about the order after half time, but we copped another goal from a poor clearance, and Steve made a double substitution: fresh legs for Ari and Roschi.
To be honest, I’d had a couple of beers, and have a bad memory at the best of times, but I’m pretty sure Hendrie knocked one home after a mazy Liam run, and Dongas hit a loose ball to the far corner for another. Long story short, we end up going 4-3 up with 10 men and the sideline was going mental.
We were under immense pressure after that though, and unfortunately we couldn’t hold out. We had a a couple of chances to clear out of defence, but copped one from another loose ball inside the box – and I’m pretty sure it was the same bastard who scored the winner in the B’s.
Bloody amazing game though.