Real Tuesday 5 - 1 FC Farcelona
Goals came from Fergal (2), Nick (2) and Phil as the Real claimed the Copa Del Saughton on the new astro pitch at the Stadium Of Dark.
One of Fergal's goals was an utter peach of a free kick, looping up and over the Farcelona wall from the edge of the area, and Phil's goal was (I think) a great header from a cross by Matty, who rampaged up and down the right wing all night.
Opposition goal came from a penalty during the second half, after Scott was incorrectly adjudged to have fouled a Farcelona player running into the box. The (otherwise very good) young ref later admitted that he had called it wrong, having been miles away from the incident. The penalty was well struck, and James had no chance. James was otherwise a spectator for most of the game, although he did have some work to due at set pieces during the first half.
MoTM was Fergal for utterly bossing the midfield during the game - well done to Graeme for suggesting that Fergal should be played in the centre of the park - but Stuart Blackhall also got special mentions for a very effective shift at left back in what was his first ever 11s game. His throw ins and positional play may need a bit of work, but he was strong in the tackle and can header the ball like Marvin Andrews.
Pete was also a rock at right back, using his pace to link well with Matty ahead of him, while the fact that Graeme and Scott played the entire game in the heart of defence shows how solid they were (pretty much every other player was substituted - and, for once, our use of rolling subs went very well).
Matty's mate, Jonny P(renderville), did a grand job for us, impressing both with his Davids-style eyewear and some mad, mazy runs in the second half that utterly confused the Farcelona defence (and us), and really merited a goal - the poor sod just kept running out of pitch as he thought about a shot!
Here's what the opposition manager, Frank Gibson, made
of the game:
That last question refers to young Mr Blackhall, apparently! Frank also suggested that Fahd (a welcome late comer on the night) had clattered him at one point, too ...
Oh, and neds nicked the match ball 5 minutes from the end of the game, having spent the entire game slagging off whichever goalie was standing at the Saughton Park end of the pitch. Cheers, ya wee bastards!