November 26, 2004

Match 5 – 26th November 2004: Original Pirate Material v Jack Flash

'Pirates' capsized in a 'Flash' storm

Challengers Original Pirate Material put up a rather weak fight against the Flash this week. Two weeks after their previous encounter, the opposing team looked entirely different to the same team that Jack Flash edged past 2 – 1. Debutant goalkeeper Pete Williams made his first start, as did striker Rich Mallinson and they were treated to a stroll of a game. Jack Flash blew away the opposition in what was a stuttering encounter, with neither team managing to put together many successful examples of "flowing football" in the first half. The deadlock was broken very early on with a debut goal from Rich, who then went on to bag his hattrick inside 10 minutes. The Pirates managed to pull a goal back, but the final result of this game was never in doubt as a goal from Ed Green and a left foot drive from Mark gave the Flash a 5 – 2 half time lead. The second period saw Ed Green allow Pete to relinquish his position in goal and score 2 goals. In a game where everyone wanted to stake their claim at the top of the top goals leaderboard, Ed rounded the keeper and seemingly offered John the chance to tap the ball in, before smashing the ball in himself. However, Ed Green unselfishly turned provider for two of Mark's subsequent goals. The first a kick in from the left hand side was converted instictively by Mark, followed by a superlative headed goal, also from a kick in. Ed Green sent an arcing ball over from the left side into the central channel, with the keeper wrong footed, Mark showed his elation as he recorded his second headed goal of the season, Ed remarked, "a bullet!". The flagging opposition allowed Mark to put himself top of the leaderboard, as he was granted time and space to slot the ball neatly between the keeper's legs. The final score 13 – 3, a confidence booster, and hopefully useful shooting practice after lacking finishing in the tougher encounters.

Match Stats

Score

Original Pirate Material 3 – 13 Jack Flash

Team (Goals) Man Of The Match

Ed Green (3)
Mark (4)
John (1)
Pete (2)
Rich (3)
Rob
Ed Smith

Top Scorers After Match 5

1 Mark (8)
=2 Piers (7)
=2 Ed Green (7)
=2 John (7)
5 Rich (3)
6 Pete (2)
=7 Rob (1)
=7 Ed Smith (1)

League Position

5th


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  1. Vote for Man Of The Match

    Rich Mallinson

    26 Nov 2004, 21:10

  2. Rob

    Vote for MOML: a tough choice given Pete's much heralded arrival, but the vote goes to Rich Mallinson

    26 Nov 2004, 22:43

  3. Ed

    MOM: The Mallinson machine

    28 Nov 2004, 23:55


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