AFC DIDSBURY: Hield (C), Plowright, Birtwistle, Reynolds, Owen (Garcia), Wallace, Walker, Cook, Rohman, New (Quaye), Adcock (Ferguson).
GOALS: - ASSISTS: - MAN OF THE MATCH: Rohman
DIDSBURY CAN'T STOP THE DUKE
Let me start by saying that this wasn’t a game that deserves an after action report.
I think we can all agree that getting a team together for a mid week game is challenging at best of times. Especially when Ferg decides that he is too cool to turn up for kick off.
It was a standard two’s game with periods of playing good football mixed with periods of utter uselessness, and I would stick the Ref in the latter.
Forgetting that as a team we didn’t perform very well, the Ref definitely took the biscuit with some extremely dubious decisions (I should probably thank him for not sending me off for a blatant penalty though). It was a civil game with no real issue yet the ref could not be heard anywhere on the pitch. I think the highlight was when the ref was about to award the opposition a throw in when it was obviously Didsbury’s ball. Lucky, by shouting ‘Don’t you dare ref’ he changed his mind.
The game ended 2-0 to the Duke, but there were some entertaining moments during the game to distract us from the poor home performance:
Ollie turning up with white socks and no shorts
Oscar offering up a very Spanish reaction after someone stepped on his foot only to get straight back up and carry on.
Plowright’s free kick that Jonny Wilkinson would have been proud of.
Cook's attempt at a quick throw in that flew down the wing but didn’t make it on to the pitch.
Cook's second attempt that should have been given as a foul throw.
While these events mildly entertained the masses, the incident that won the TFC award had me in stitches. Duke's second goal (scored by a lad who has never scored before, EVER) was a lob from 40 yards out. In most circumstances, the keeper would eat these up. However, between the sticks on this occasion was none other than Mark"The Body"Hield. Clearly off his line, the ball flew over the tallest man on our team’s head. As soon as the penny dropped, Mark turn to me with the biggest grin on his face knowing full well big fines were coming his way. Words by Dave Reynolds
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