29th Nov 2005 - BCI vs. MK United
BCI 6 - 0 MK United
Well with the normal match reporter away on
International Duty for an Elvis select side in Memphis, it is a pleasure to
stand in to report on a display that can only be described as AWESOME. Gaz
and Rolfe away opened the door for Daz at the back and Danny in midfield.
The manager may have been the other side of the world but had left his starting
line-up before putting on his blue suede shoes. The players left behind
ensuring his words of wisdom were relayed prior to kick off and for the first
time recently BCI were organised and disciplined. Everyone knew what was
what and more importantly did it.
Now over the years games against MK United have
always been hard battles and tonight was no exception. None of the 'who is
that playing for them' tonight, they had the big boys out ready for the
battle. BCI with a game plan after the disappointing results of the last
few weeks were up for the challenge.
The first few minutes as mad as ever, but then
Bunky's started to call the shots. Slowed it down, made ever pass, did
what they needed to, they were rattling a usual in your face, free scoring MK
United side. Disco calmly led from the back, gently informing his defence
of what was going on around them, saving when need be. Russ and Daz as
solid a defence as we had seen all year. Utd were shooting from miles out,
don't remember them having a 1 on 1 all night. Daz swept up everything
that came at him, Russ the same down the left side. Daz did have the odd
go from the back -it's Daz after all, but never left us short and hurried back
faster than he had gone up front. Then the midfield, Danny and Rich
holding when they need to, defended as required, held that middle and tonight
supported the attack and made runs like never before. Sean up front 'goal
hanging' as MK United manager said later in the bar (as a compliment mind)
defended high up the pitch, tracked back and provided the outlet. Subs
Rogers and Ben, well talk about subs, Ben hounding down players as normal,
covering that middle of the park and Rogers killing the game with 2 classy goals
and numerous passes that wouldn't be out of place at Vicarage Road.
So to the goals, 6 but should have been far more
eh Ray!! It's okay admitting it was in after you haven't given it and note
to Shenley Leisure Centre - do something about those side bars!! 1-0, Sean
hounded down the Utd defence in the corner, won the ball and played a pass to
Spoony whom didn't - wallop, in it went! 2-0 a free kick just outside
their penalty area, Sean plays a quick pass to Danny - crash bang in the far
corner. He wheels away with 1 finger in the air to the acknowledgement of
the ever growing crowd. 3-0 was straight from their kick-off, Spoony stole
the ball, 1 on 1 with defenders, committed them all before passing to Sean who
powered it through the keeper. Half time. 4-0, Disco to Spoony, laid
it back to Rogers who then went on a run down the left, faking to shoot, faking
to pass, dummy, dummy in Rogers quick feet style before slotting it in the far
corner across the keeper. 5-0, Spoony (I think calling him that improves
his game) running at the defence, Rogers runs (ok fast jog) up alongside on his
left, Spoony plays the perfect ball into his path and in it goes again far
corner. 6-0, Rogers returned the favour, defenders coming at him from all
directions waited for that killer moment to pass to Spoony for a cool finish and
even better ballet type stop on his toes right on the edge of the area. So
it was six and no goals conceded thanks to everyone playing their part in
blocking, tackling and getting stuck in.
So to the amusing bits. Well the first one
wasn't amusing but amazing. A goal that would have never been forgotten,
would have been in Bunky's folk law forever, 1 touch the whole way, from start
to finish, Disco to Danny, Danny to Rich (I'll call him that just once), Spoony
then pings a ball first time across the pitch, splitting their defence to Sean,
whom plays Danny in first time on the edge of the area - surely a goal, nope
saved. The crowd were in awe. Back to the other stuff, Danny had a
night of dodgy tackles, early on anyway, and got away with most, he is little
after all. Disco shouting 'penalty' at every opportunity - he'll be a ref
when he grows up, he can see the area better than Ray for twice the distance.
Sean was baited in to trying a curler in the top right corner by the
crowd/team-mates/ref/voices in his head, he missed to much laughter, it didn't
go for a throw-in or anything mind. Then late on he performed a typical
strikers tackle, push, shoulder charge, whatever you want to call it, but did
they score? Did they hell, just helping out the defence boss. Then
Spoony had a kick at Mr Hewitt, the old man of the Utd team whom had ironically
come on to try and calm his players down, so Spoony takes him down, up he jumps,
bit of a push and a shove, Spoony didn't squeal or run away or anything.
To Mr Hewitt's credit he later came to apologise to the hacker in person.
So a great night, everyone was superb, I'm not
just saying that - even Richy A jockeying from the sidelines. I haven't
seen a Bunky's performance like that since who knows when. The crowd went
home happy, the opposition were sporting in defeat, complimentary in the bar,
the players buzzing, cheapish beer - thanks chaps, 2 rounds of snacks and a
partridge in a pear tree.
It was a pleasure tonight lads - same again next
week? Bunky and proud!
* Thanks to all those in the bar that helped
remember the goal order and facts. God knows how Elvis usually remembers
it all. Should you fancy writing your own report, once complete, send to
the webmaster for publication.