Still hurting from an unjust defeat to Athletico Shenley, Bunkies II took to
the pitch looking for revenge! A standard BCII line up, with the exception of
Daz being replaced by Danny.
From the start it was a cagey game - not the quickest, not the slowest.
Bunkies did a good job of containing MK Ed, and the strategy was clear, keep 'em
deep, and score on the bounce.
Unfortunately, a rare moment of confusion lead to Neil, Justin and Ben all
hammering down on an MK Ed player, looking for the clearance. The net result
(Sorry - no pun intended!) was Justiniho turning the ball into his own net, and
popping his OG cherry!
Demoralised, BCII restarted, and the story was predictable, chances
squandered by Benaldo and Rogers, including a one-on-one that you would have
backed Mark to score, meant nothing when MK scored a second against the run of
Now thoroughly pi55ed off, and undeservedly on the wrong-side of a 2-0 score
line, it was time to act! 2 minutes into the second half saw Benaldo swapped for
Sean, and Rolfe for Neil.
Then the breaks came! A poor shot from Rogers saw the ball bounce back to his
feet, second time round there was to be no mistake, and it was 2-1. Clearly
spurred on, a few minutes later some very nimble (and quite cool!) footwork from
Rogers saw him dance around the keeper and a defender, before netting for 2-2.
From this point on, a bit like Russ, it could have gone either way.
Unfortunately the score line remained at 2-2. 2 points dropped, or 1 point
salvaged - you decide? Performance of the night should have gone Benaldo if he'd
managed to keep his shots on goal down (no change there then) shame of the night
must go to Russ for turning up.
"Just a couple 'flashes' of
average play, other than that, it's all gravy"
had a team, E-I-E-I-O....
And in that
team he had some Goals, O-G-O-G-O
With an OG
here, and an OG there,
Here an O,
there an O, everywhere an OG
had a team O-G-O-G-O"