Monday, 12 March 2007

BURRIDGE 2-1 TEST PARK

and (cough, cough) Test Park 4-3 Burridge


Burridge began their double-header fiasco, and....well, they lost. Bryn Schwodler netted, while Greg Baker scored two. One was a little beaut, mind you. He made a very loud cry after doing so too, but enough of that. After seemingly having it in the bag with ten minutes to go - they lost the first game 4-3. Oh well.

Anyway, to the good bit. Where the goodies win, shall we?


Such has been the unforgiving rainfall of this football season, Burridge had to travel to the outer reaches of Stubbington to fulfil a double headed fixture with Test-Park. On first inspection, the playing surface looked fit only for agricultural grazing land, not for footballers of the highest calibre to stroke accurate passes to the nearest given millimetre. Not at all.


One could only feel pity for the lonely set of goal posts, who were held prisoner by rutted grass - their neglect only magnified by the strangulation of the two crossbars from entwined layers of electrical tape. Each colour of adhesive representing the passing of another hour and a half of tedium and long ball mediocrity. But with no other way to attach the net to the quadrilateral necessity of the goal posts, the sorry old white frames would continue to wear snippets of the past while they waited for Saturday once more. The wonderful day when footballers would look upon them with awe as symmetrical rulers of their domain, rather than the cold indifference of the early morning dog walker, who would recognise them only with a turbulent hosing from a four legged friend's bladder.



All the goals came in the first half. Skipper Kristian Hewiit finally rattled the ball home at the far post from close range after Test-Park offered resistance. He ran off in jubilant celebration with both arms outstretched to the sky, evoking powerful images of Gary Lineker in all his Mexico 1986 World Cup pomp.
Test Park equalised with a penalty after Paul Dyke was adjudged to have brought down his marker. But left back Luke Sanderson popped at the far post to thump home from an almost identical position to Hewitt. It was his first goal of the season and enough to give Burridge victory.

5 comments:

fields said...

no matter where you're from in the world and no matter what walk of life you come from, we, as people, always have a choice to make. choices (good or bad) can determine the outcome of some serious situations. or can even change someones destiny... my choice however, was whether to watch my pals at burridge destroy test park rangers during 120 mins of football, OR to go and watch the albion veterans continue their dominance in the soton' vets B league.

foregone conclusion i thought to myself. 6 points. 2 clean sheets. and at least an eight goal advantage which will do our g/d the world of good. is it really worth driving to stubbington just to watch them bang in goal after goal against the weakest side in the league? the same side that had conceded 17 goals in 2 games against solent. the same side that went down 10-0 to spartans? nah, i think i'll go and lend my support to the oldies..

Helmet Head said...

You missed Bryn's amazing open goal missing sensation. I can finally smell the coffee.

george formby said...

am prepared to bring my banjo, if someone could just bring a cows arse to see if bryn can confound his critics and make the 2 connect.....

pete said...

i must admit that i was a bit apprehensive about these double headers and my concern was justified.Bottom line is we should have still have won both fixtures.Perhaps we should have played there way hump it forward and press the play but that is not our style.In hindsight the pitch was not very wide and playing the passing game on an awkward surface may have not been the right option?They only had the twelve players to select from I had sixteen and in trying to rest players for the second fixture I forgot to win the first game for which I apologise.When we were leading 3-2 I thought the game was won but I was wrong!See you all Wednesday.the gaffer

Anonymous said...

4-4-2 is the way forward last time we changed to this system from 4-3-3 we had a run of a few games all being won!!!!

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