2nd April 2013
Bunky Chollox Wizards 2-1
Having faced the same
opposition in their previous two matches and been beaten 7-1 and 5-1 in those
games, Wizards could have been forgiven a little trepidation going into their
match with Boca Shenley on Tuesday night. Initial signs were hopeful for the
underdogs though as they closed their opposition well and limited them to only a
few half chances in the opening exchanges.
It looked like business
as usual though midway through the first half when some slack marking from Tom
left Rob stranded with two attackers and despite a desperate lunge from the
Bunky's defender Boca secured the lead with a shot curled into the far post,
well out of the keeper's reach.
Bunky heads stayed up
though and they were not behind for long. Dwayne picked the ball up in midfield
tormenting the Boca defenders with step overs and dummies before committing the
Boca keeper. He unselfishly then passed to Tom unmarked on his left who tapped
in his 24th and easiest goal of the season.
For the remainder of
the half it was Wizards that had the better of the chances. Dwayne and the ever
industrious James Arnold both making good runs forward only to be dealt with by
Boca's formidable defense.
At half time with
scores level Bunkys were acutely aware that the scoreline had been similar at
that point the previous week only for a second half collapse to undo that hard
From the kick off Boca
immediately put the Wizards defense under pressure, with the Bunky midfield
dropping deeper and deeper to cling onto parity. Disco, in goal for the Wizards,
pulled off a few early stops and his distribution up pitch repeatedly took the
pressure off for a few seconds to give his team mates a breather. One such ball
out from the Bunky back line found Tom on the right wing in a little space who
played an outside of the foot ball through the centre of the Boca defense. With
the Wizards midfield sat deep it fell to Jeff in an uncharacteristic foray
upfield to chase down the hopeful pass. He latched onto it with a defender
bearing down on him a yard or so outside the Boca area and had enough composure
to tuck a sidefooted shot under the sprawling keeper and into the bottom left
corner sending the Bunky faithful delirious on the sidelines.
As could be expected
from a team so used to winning Boca piled on the pressure from that point
onwards. Wizards however made good use of a very defensive minded bench of Neil
and JJ both of whom were instrumental, along with Jeff and Rob in out muscling,
blocking and limiting the opposition to long range shots. On the rare occasions
Bunkys did gain possession Dwayne and James both did good work in running the
As time ticked on the
Wizards 2-2-1 formation merged into a backs against the wall flat back 5 and
with tiring legs it fell to JJ and James to chase down balls into the corners to
take the pressure off. Boca however did not get another clear chance for the
rest of the game and a very solid organised Wizards team chalked up a good win
to end a difficult series of games.