14th March 2006 - BCI vs. Athletico Shenley
BCI 1-6 Athletico Shenley
hammered on Tuesday night.
It was a perfect
opportunity for Athletico to maintain their push for Div. 1 honours as they
faced a BC1 team struggling to find form and coming off the back of a
disappointing performance in the FHM O2 Cup, have not won a league game in over
were evident within the Athletico team (they didn’t know the rules, the players
or the friendly rivalry that exists between the two clubs) and they managed to
cause some upset with a few unnecessary challenges that went unpunished - but it
shouldn’t distract from the fact that Bunky’s were again woeful and Athletico
One bright spot
was the return of Russell in defence, following a long lay off with an ankle
injury and able to field a first choice line up finally, Bunky’s defended
resolutely, created a couple of opportunities and took the lead when a quick Gaz
free kick was knocked on by Sean and Rich Moss coolly slotted past the Athletico
disastrous error by Disco saw Athletico equalise not long after as a long range
shot somehow squirmed underneath him. With BC1 beginning to flag, changes were
made and Bunky’s fell apart.
In defence of
the team, this was the first game for BC1 in the league in over a month – and in
fairness to the substitutes, Bunky’s have never mastered the art of change.
heroics in goal with some of the saves he made, yet then let a few past that he
would ordinarily have reached. It was simply one of those games where Bunky’s
had to be on top of their game and came up short.
At the break the
game was still relatively even – but the second half saw a short spell where
Bunk’s conceded with almost every kick, although congratulations need to go to
Bunky’s very own Danny (putting through his own goal with his 14th
strike of the season - a wonderful shot that left Disco with no chance) and to
Pat for his hat-trick. (Arse).
definitely struggling and something is going wrong. It’s clear that a few things
need sorting to stop the rot – let’s start with the basics and the rest will
So …. One packet
of Pork Scratchings for every three players, not just one per table.
I feel better
Below follows those anonymous one-liners!
"A good start
against the flow of play by Bunky's gave them the lead, but tired legs and a
lack of concentration meant it couldn't be sustained."
"It was good to see some new
faces in the Athletico team. Fresh talent is always helpful towards the end of
the season to help secure silverware."
final curtain on the Bunky's league title challenge. Perhaps bringing in some
new players might have helped?"