Bay City (B) scored an early goal which gave the home team some confidence after their previous reversals to the Canterbury side. All the games so far between these teams have been close affairs, with CWF shading the results by the odd goal or two. CWF pressed for the equalizer, with defenders bouncing off experienced striker, Lee Ackroyd, like he was made of granite (which he is!) Box to box midfielder, James Lennox, reminiscent of Roy Keane in his prime, seemed to be in several different parts of the pitch at the same time, with Bay City coach, John McKeller demanding immediate blood tests after the game.
The equalizer came from a delightful through ball from Butcher which split the defence and found Phillips in space. Two touches and the ball was in the back of the net, with the goalkeeper reaching into his rucksack for his physics ‘o’ level text book because he was sure he’d read somewhere that nothing travels faster than the speed of light.
Both teams pressed for a winner with a couple of forays from Bay City down their left flank which Barry Wilcox snuffed out like he was picking apples from a tree and Centre Back Steve Mundin holding the line like he was Tony Adams. The winner came when a miss-hit snap shot from Phillips had more spin on it than a speech from a Government Education Secretary and came off the ground at such an angle that the beleaguered goalkeeper was once again rooting around in his rucksack, this time for a 360 degree protractor.
CWF win 2 – 1 😆 Big smiles all round.