GOALS: Corbett, Menghini (3), Harrison (2), OWN GOAL ASSISTS: MAN OF THE MATCH: Kilgour
Didsbury progress in the cup with seven goal whitewash
It was a typical Sunday morning the smell of deep heat in the air, we got to the pitch optimistic of a win due to being in a good vein of form winning our previous game by quite a margin. The game kicked off with both teams eager to make an impression in the first 15. Didsbury started to dominant getting an early goal courtesy of Mike Corbett with a nice finish after an excellent through ball from Pete Kilgour.
Kilgour was running the show in the middle of the park spraying an array of passes around the field cutting the defence to pieces. Didsbury got two more in quick succession from Ross Menghini and Matt Harrison and were looking like a well-oiled machine in the final third. We looked to kill off the game with the visitors unsure of where to turn as Didsbury continued to apply pressure. This paid off as Didsbury got another due to a calamitous own goal.
We went into the half time break 4-0 up and with our heads held high due to another great first half performance. Riverplate Reds looked dejected walking off into the half time break and we knew this was a chance to register another big score.
The second half began with Didsbury keen to keep up the pressure with the opposition firmly on the ropes. We were pressing well with Corbett missing a few golden opportunities to add to his tally.
As the tempo started to wane towards the end of the match it led to more chances being created with Eugene Agyeman and Gareth Lee wreaking havoc with the defence. Menghini then pulled out a sublime piece of skill to turn, shoot and score; a turn Johan Cruyff would have been proud of.
Didsbury now leading 5-0 and firmly in the driving seat saw that the visitors short fuse had well and truly gone as they began arguing with just about anything with a pulse. This led to something of a scrap with both teams, the only casualty was Manager Musson’s glasses, which now sat wonkily on his nose! After the referee calmed the situation down the match continued…
Due to the away side being less than enthusiastic at this point we got another couple of goals to bring up Menghini’s hat-trick (his 2nd in 2 games) and Harrison’s second.
As the game was about to be kicked off again, a member of the opposition team approached the ref with an offer of phallus intentions; this was met by a swift and angered ‘no way’ and then was followed by a 10-minute rant. The game continued and with both sides suffering due to the hilarity of the situation that had just ensued the game ended with no more goals being score. Final Score – 7-0 we progress through to the next round.
Words by Charlie Wedl
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