Time until the next game at Benalmadena Polideportivo

Match report by Geoff

BLACKS ….4 v REDS ….2

The appropriately named inaugural ‘Street Boy Trophy’ was an 11 aside local match sponsored by namesake Colin. The game started in spectacular fashion with Kevo for the Reds hitting a tremendous 50 yard shot straight from the kick off which unfortunately struck the post and bounced out with Dazza the Blacks goalkeeper still in dreamland and wondering what had happened.

Almost immediately he made up for this oversight by making a really fine save from Bambi, when the latter looked certain to score..

Then against the early run of play, the Blacks struck twice with two quick goals from the infamous Steve Mac of counterfeiting fame and old stager Ken.

2-0 to Blacks at the first break.

Five minutes into the second session Kevo let fly with a low shot, which somehow flew through Dazza’s legs, to pull one back for the Reds.

Shortly afterwards Cruzcampo, making a flying visit over to the Costa, made it two apiece with a crisp low shot, giving Dazza in the Blacks goal no chance of saving. 2-2.

Then Kevo uncharacteristically missed a sitter to put the Reds infront.

The Blacks then went up a gear with Deano for the Blacks hitting the crossbar with a shot from distance which rebounded back into open play followed by Alan bringing a fine save from Dazza who did well to tip the ball over the crossbar.

At end of second session the score remained 2-2.

In what had been a free flowing game, firmly refereed by Breck, who constantly had to penalise Blacks player Gary R for running and tackling opponents. For some reason he appeared to have difficulty adapting to the basic rules of walking football!

Deano then put the Blacks back in front with another of his strong shots, giving Dazza in goal no chance to save.

Just before the break, Dazza made another fine save from Alan to keep the Reds still in with a chance of getting a result and lifting the trophy.

3-2 to Blacks at end of 3rd session.

The last session began with Dazza making yet another fine save from Bambi before Dave 🐝 put the result beyond doubt in added time.

It was great to see Dave 🦉 back playing, after feeling unwell of late, showing he still had a little bit left in the bank spraying passes around midfield, like in his prime.

Final score 4-2 to the Blacks.

Everyone retired to the bar balcony for refreshments, provided by our match sponsor, where the trophy was presented to the winning Blacks  Captain Dave Cab by H and which will hopefully now be played for annually.

Dave accepting the ‘Streetboy trophy’ on behalf of the winning team from our No. 1 coordinator