As I gaze across the foot hills and ponder how the hell did they get there, why do people live there and who planted all those trees I am snapped back into the very purpose I am here as it’s time for the mighty Uni Whites to send a message shuddering through the Div 4 competition “That they are a title contenders!”

Sitting a prominent 2nd on the ladder and unbeaten in the division in 2015 it is today they must separate themselves from the pack and claim a stake as the team to beat. With 3 wins and 1 draw the Whites have only Sacred Heart ahead of them on the ladder with 4 wins. They have both played 2 of the same teams and won however Rostrevor today’s opponent lost 2-3 to Sacred Heart and will be the Whites biggest challenge to date!

Also there is a big goal difference between the whites and sacred heart but Uni White have conceded less goals for the year. (Great side are built on great defense). So what a test for the boys and Bres has made it no secret it’s time for everyone to step it up! I reflect on the “what if’s” over the last few weeks but quickly realize that is pointless as the scoreboard is never wrong and getting it done is all that counts! Today is that day!

Rostrevor have 7 for & 7 against goals recorded this year so they can score but can leak as well!

Looking at them in my regular pre game assessment I can report they look a fit side with No.81 the exception with a bit of blueberry muffin top on display. A state of the art ‘standing in a circle and kick to each other’ dominates the warm up and they seem very casual but confident! A few run throughs (10 Mtrs) and their done? This pitch has a cricket pitch in the middle and pace will be the key to the game?

The match starts with the white going down hill away from the school. 3 mins in and Rostrevor dominate and they are through on the left and a curling strike for a goal! Whites 1 nil down early and a poor start!

8 mins in and the whites go forward for a corner and the header is wide. The whites seem to have settled but Rostrevor’s passing has been good, I am not sold as it looks a bit in hope but paying off!

Man down! No.44 stretching for a ball looks to have done a hamie and is subbed off!

I can tell why they have let goals