Unley 3 – 1 Uni Whites
Having been unceremoniously dumped out the Collegiate Cup the week before by Unley in what can only be described as a woeful and inept performance, the Whites made the short trip from Stade Blanc to the meadow that Unley claim to be a pitch.
With Club CEO ‘Levandowski’ and Cam H off looking at retirement homes, the ‘Gaffer’ spent the week juggling his resources (and balls?) whilst working on a system to stop the rot and make the Whites a competitive outfit. Selection headaches followed with the withdrawal of wing wizard Dan Gartner, who was contractually bound to tour with his One Direction Tribute band. Thankfully with the return of the previously cup tied players and the emergence of the A’s cup winning hero John George aka Doctor John George aka John George Squared the Whites (on paper at least going on previous weeks) were able to field a strong side.
The ‘Gaffer’ opted for a four, four, two formation and deployed Nick ‘Snake hips’ Whiteside as a sweeper alongside our South African import Kev ‘Oscar’ Bock. Yours truly formed the last line of defence with Ian Routledge and Dawid at left and right back. A solid midfield four of Manny, Wez, Leachy (debut) and Fairuz offered plenty of attacking options to supplement the forward two of Alex and John George aka Doctor John George aka John George Squared .
Trying to lift the boys following a six nil thumping by the same lot the week before seemed a tad tricky until the Unley match report was read. Unley were kind enough to describe us a bunch of See You Next Tuesdays whilst waxing lyrical about how easy the win had been and double figures should be on the cards. It was just what was needed to fire the boys up and an extremely determined Whites took to the field.
Cheered on by the D’s (who despite losing narrowly showed great fighting spirit) the Whites matched Unley in the early exchanges. Quickly the Whites settled into a good passing rhythm knocking the ball about comfortably. Dawid quickly showed his pace and quick feet by turning the Unley number 14 inside out on several occasions before taking off down the right flank. As an appreciation of such flair and said skill the Unley player rewarded Dawid with a two footed studs up challenge that left him crumpled on the turf.
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