ESPZEN Midweek League Season 23
2019-Jan-17 09:15 PM
Centaurs Turf City Pitch

Purple Monkeys Midweek Football Club 2 vs 1 Home Hunt Football Club

A hard fought and slightly fortunate win against good opposition.  We dominated large portions of the game but lacked the finishing to put the game to rest earlier.  Sam Beckenbauer Thorley grabbed our first of the night with a unchecked run from about the halfway line.  With space and time he unleashed an absolute bullet of a shot which the keeper could do nothing about.  Thorley, showing the strikers how its done… The next 30min or so was a bore fest until a series of mistakes/tackles/missed clearances/shinned balls, finished with HH equalising.  We pushed and pressed the last 20min and deservedly got the winner with about 5 to go.  From about 20m out a bullet of a shot from… oh wait, I’ve already described our first goal. From about 20m out, a direct free kick from Moan somehow made its way into the net unopposed.  I’m still puzzled as to how the ball a) reached the goal as it was so slow, b) avoided the sea of legs in front of it, c) avoided the PMFC striker who took a swing and missed it completely (Couldn’t really see from where I was standing), and d) the whole thing wasn’t called offside, knowing our luck when it comes to decisions going our way.  MOM goes to Mike for an energetic first half as LB and then selflessly going between the sticks in the second and making a few decent saves.  Good luck to HH for the rest of the season.  Next up – ze germans. 

A close contest with a much improved PM team boasting new signings during the off-season. HH had the same headache as usual - 9 players 24 hours before the match we ended up with too many, at 16! Good football played by both teams and after a good finish from the PM centre half we were left chasing the game. The equaliser came in the second half after good work between Gum, Desmond and Dickson with the latter finishing high. PM nicked all 3 points when a long range free-kick went in depsite their forwad missing the ball after being played onside while a couple of HH defenders got caught in a grappling match. A tough one to swallow but that's the midweek league for you.  Well played PM and we look forward to the re-match in a few weeks time. HH a good effort with a patched up team, hopefully we can get 11 confirmed players at least a day before the next match. Man of Match to Will for a solid display at the back.

Purple Monkeys Midweek Football Club 's Man of The Match
Name Michael Rooke
Position Utility Player
Purple Monkeys Midweek Football Club 's Red Card

No Red Card Awarded

Purple Monkeys Midweek Football Club 's Scorers
Scorer: Samuel Thorley
Position: Utility Player
Time of Goal: 10
Assisted by: Peter Besselink
Scorer: Mark Moan
Position: Wide midfield
Time of Goal: 70
Assisted by: Peter Besselink
Home Hunt Football Club 's Man of The Match
Name William Emery
Position Utility Player
Home Hunt Football Club 's Red Card

No Red Card Awarded

Home Hunt Football Club 's Goal Scorers
Scorer: Itimi Dickson
Position: Striker
Time of Goal: 55 mins
Assisted By: Desmond Ang

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