BUNKY’S TRIUMPH IN CUP FAILURE
One Bunky Chollox again last night emerged as noble losers in
the Division 1 End of Season Cup (which had been brought forward to
This cup is usually contested in the summer and whether it was
the temperature change, the ambiance or the coffee beforehand we’ll never
know, but whatever it was BC1 never really got out of the starting blocks.
Traditionally, Bunky's either win the cup or go out in the
first round. This year, on the back of some fine club performances, hope
glimmered that tradition could be broken, a second consecutive run seemed
possible - but alas, no. History prevailed and we crashed without a whimper.
The team spirit seemed a little lack lustre as Dawson Group
dictated tempo and for most of the game the battle was fought in the middle,
with the defence largely unthreatened but the forward line unsupported.
BC1 had enough of the ball and enough ability to penetrate and
punish – they simply didn’t do it.
Three quarters through the game, a Dawson Group attack saw them
pushed wide and the resulting speculative shot somehow managed to beat Richard
Armstrong at the far post, who until that moment had only been called upon a
couple of times and produced two fine saves.
Minutes later, following a Bunky free kick on the edge of the
Dawson area, the ball was played square far
too weakly, intercepted, and they scored on the break to make it 2-0.
Immediately from the resulting centre, quick interchanges
between Sean, Rolfey and Mark Rogers saw the ball break and
Rogers pulled one back. Never in the history
of Bunky's has a goal been so mutely celebrated. Not a word was heard.
And that seems to sum up the evening. Bunky were capable of
playing better, no-one really played badly, no-one excelled - we simply didn’t
get into the game. We did, however, play the game fairly and accept the defeat
with great humility – unlike almost every other team! And in that respect, we
are the true winners.
Goalkeeper Richard Armstrong
Defence Gareth Davies,
Midfield Mark Rolfe,
Forward Sean de Fraine
Subs Neil Biggs,
Supporters Rich, Jus, Mike,