Atomic Football – Atomic Allstars vs Steaua ButylEster
Last thursday saw the start of the footy season for the Allstars and the ButylEsters, in a competitive but well tempered clash at Sportshall Park.
An even-handed start lead to the deadlock being broken by the Allstar's Steve Giggs (ryan's little brother) after around 10mins despite great goal-keeping from the Steaua Stopper. He continued to do great cat impressions for the next 10 minutes, after a flurry of shots from the Allstar's attacking line. Steaua battled hard against an Allstars defence, and were kept out by a combination of good keeping and luck, by Allstars keeper, Ian "the ginger Buffon" Hancock.
With around 20 minutes gone, Jack "Jakalele" Sleigh put one in the bottom right after a great pass from the back line. Unfortunately, the aforementioned heroic keeper was injured in his attempt at a save and had to be replaced.
After this point, the Allstars had a little more dominance, but the ButylEsters attackers proved plenty to deal with, Daniel Gardner proving adept in defence as always.
Steaua's replacement keeper was also good for his gloves, and kept out many of the shots that the Allstars could get past their tough defence. The frontline for the Allstars ploughed away, and Steve managed another good finish, and fancy foreigner, Saddam Al-Ammaren, put in a clinical, SAS-style double tap – typical of his Nottingham roots. It was a battle until the end, but the Allstars held on to their clean sheet. Well played to all those involved.
Atomic Allstars 5–0 Steaua ButylEster