Monday, January 24, 2005

Terrible defensive mistakes sink Blades 4-5 to league-bottom team Wakefield

I played football on Saturday.As you can probably tell form the title we lost :(. Here is the match report:

2 shocking defensive blunders including the keeper completely mis-kicking the ball and an own goal from Monk left Blades 2-0 inside 2 minutes. Winger Al played some inspirational football to clear the OG after drilling the ball into top left after 13 minutes, before James Chapman failed to connect an easy clearance and Blades were looking at 3-1 down at the 20-minute mark.

Blades came back quickly though after the team regrouped with some good midfield and defensive play. Geoff hammered the ball to net on 25, and season's top scorer James White put another 2 away before half time. Blades began to dominate the game, with Wakefield's centre collapsing neat balls and runs were played and 5 more shots threatened to put the game beyond the Baptist's reach with a half to play. Half time came and every WB player looked relieved.

Once restated, Blades fell apart after a forced substitution due to injury saw the mid field relax too much. A chronic error by the new Blade's keeper saw the score level to 4 a side despite desperate efforts by defenders with 70 minutes gone. With just 4 minutes left Wakey's strikers forced another error from the Left Wingback, compounded by the goalie being routed to his line Blade's dropped to 5-4 after Monk was almost booked for a high tackle on a Wakefield striker and two hard tackles on their left winger.

With just seconds on the clock the Blades forced a corner and with every man inside the box the big kick cleared the box for Monk to strike straight at a defender - out for a throw as the whistle blew. Final Score: Jorvik Blades 4 Wakefield Baptist Church 5.

5 Comments:

Blogger Sarah said...

Awww poor you.

I met someone called James Chapman too. Everyone called him gorgeous jim and there was a song about him being gay (hmm)

sorry for hijacking your post with disconnected trivia but it had to be done (ish)

8:04 AM  
Blogger Martin said...

You? Getting into trouble for your slightly rash, violent form of defending?

Am I still the only goalkeeper ever to concede a goal from the Monk boot then?

9:04 AM  
Blogger Fluffy said...

Yes, you are the only one to concede :)

I almost got booked for some tackles. Keeper took me off the pitch to have a word after I almost kicked someone in the head for my super high tackle :(.

4:51 AM  
Blogger postliberal said...

Chin up, at least you scored a goal...even if it wasn't quite the right way!

5:15 AM  
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