Wednesday, 20th March 2014 saw the ‘Glamour’ side of the Uni Whites take on the might of Mercedes under the ‘lights’ at the University Oval. Mercedes, champions elect, had swept all before them this season by putting together a thirteen game winning streak. Their aim was to go the whole season unbeaten and ultimately victorious in all league games. They wanted the ‘Invincible’ tag to accompany the silver wear.
Standing in their way were the ‘Glamour’ who had aspirations of finishing in the top two. With the lights beaming down on the Metro pitch the stage was set for a titanic tussle.
‘Hot Fuzz’ had prepared meticulously for the game and bolstered what is possibly the strongest C team (to date) with the experience and cunning of Crab and the addition of two thirds of the now defunct DJ / dance act Swedish House Mafia (Sven and mini Sven). The boys were all fired up pre-game and it showed in the warm up with a level of intensity not seen this season so far.
A final team huddle and words of encouragement from Hot Fuzz, then Crab stepped forward to address the White ranks. Crab’s words (similar to that of the great Winston Churchill) helped settle what nerves there were and provided the boys with that final inspirational lift. Crab had a glint in his eyes and a steely look of determination on his face. The old boy was back where he belonged, in a white shirt ready to mix it with the best the League could offer. Cometh the hour cometh the Crab.
With the crowd having swelled to a record breaking ten or so people (a league record for a C team night game) the ‘Glamour’ went to work. The pace was frenetic, tackles flew in. The Whites harassed and harried each and every player in a green shirt. Within thirty seconds Crab sent Mini Sven away down the right with a telling through ball.
Mini Sven sent over a cracker of a cross and there was Rob arriving at the back post. Out jumping the Mercedes defenders Rob powered a header back across the keeper and towards the bottom right hand corner. It had goal written all over it until the Mercedes keeper flung himself away to his left and clawed the ball to safety.
The ‘Glamour’ continued to pressure Mercedes at every given oppo