A 7 aside game kicked off at 10 o’clock this morning at the polideportivo.
Prior to this big Alan made his debut taking the “warm up”introducing neck twists and reverse arm locks with a sprinkling of groin stretches that the players seemed to enjoy.
The game itself was a keenly contested affair with the lemons dominating the game and it was no surprise when they took the lead through the ever energetic Sniper who lashed the ball in from an acute angle. The lemons back 3 of big Bob, little H and big Glyn found it hard against the very mobile Orange attack lead by Wrighty, Sniper and Stephen, backed up by David L and Peter the fish on the wings and James at the back.
Although Big Al and little Al worked really hard chances were few and far between and it was no surprise when the lemons went further ahead with one of the best goals seen at the polideportivo.
With his back to the goal Wrighty received the ball from Stephen, turned and as Ian in goal went down to block his shot, Wrighty gently lifted and then lobbed the ball into the top corner of the net. Brilliant,which brought applause from every player.
Into the second half, H decided that he had enough and told Ian he was going in goal. This change seemed to make a difference and the oranges had more of the ball and were beginning to dominate which led to James nearly decapitating Big Al with a sliding tackle just outside the area immediately the referee gave a free kick and although he took a lot of abuse from the lemons, VAR upheld the decision. Whilst the lemons moaned and complained about the free kick, the referee slid the ball to Ian who smashed the ball pass the hapless little Tonito.
The last 5 minutes of the game, which seemed like 15 minutes and probably was, the oranges searched for an equaliser. The referee again got involved and gave a free kick in the last minute against sniper who clearly burst into a slow run, again the referee took a beautiful free kick that little Al failed to convert.
Finally after threatening behaviour from the oranges who wanted to duff the referee up the whistle blew for the end of the game.
Final score lemons 2 Oranges 1