We lined up against old friends under Friday night lights at the sacred grounds of Terrey Hills. Pleasantries were exchanged with Partsy and Mick before the opening whistle. Sadly, due to a sustained injury, Deano was unable to play. Also, the MWFRA referee was a familiar face; he was the fourth official from our semi-final against Pittwater last year (that we won on penalties).
The ref checked with his linesmen and started the game. All of the lads kicked off with a ferocity and intensity and it didn’t take long for Jeremy Green to register the opening goal of the game. The flood gates opened as Jeremy and Isaiah took turns in scoring seven spectacular goals over the course of the 90 minutes.
The gaffa took the opportunity to maximise game time for all of the boys, which led to players being moved into unfamiliar positions.
Despite all of these fantastic goals, there were two clear moments in the match that were spectacular. The first came when David Sheldon lined up against Chris Partsafas to win back a ball in the final third. Partsy took control of a loose ball and when Sheldon went to win the ball back, he lost his footing and his shoulder ploughed straight through Partsy’s chest smashing him to the floor. The other moment of the match came from Conor who, standing 5 cm off the goal line, managed to launch the ball over the cross bar, and earning himself a second contender for miss of the season!
The attitude, hunger and work-rate from all of the players, was so much more impressive than the score line. Well done lads!