Saturday 25th April 2015 saw ‘Le Glamour’ take on Grads Red in the first ‘local derby’ of the season. With the season still in its infancy getting points on the board early was of the utmost importance. The addition of securing bragging rights over the red peril just added extra motivation.
‘Hot Fuzz’ again had the luxury of naming an almost unchanged starting eleven for the Anzac Day clash. Big Dan (wedding expo) and Ian Begg (work) being the only two absentees.
Young Eddie Mitchell was traded like a ‘Pokemon’ card for Beggsie at left back and Callum donned the gloves for ‘Le Glamour’ after an excellent game in goal for the B team.
‘Le Glamour’ had the luxury of naming a bench brimming with experience / age (Crab, ‘Hoppy’ and Jacko), youthful exuberance / pace / flair (Robbie S) and ‘Bali Belly’ / the shits (Fairuz).
A minute’s silence was observed by the two sides, and as the last chords of the ‘last post’ drifted across from the Uni AFL game ‘Le Glamour’ went to work.
With only minutes on the clock ‘Le Glamour’ opened the scoring. Working the ball down the Grads left hand side young ‘light weight’ Damo played the ball inside to the advancing Chris. Without breaking stride Chris walked onto the perfectly weighted pass and hammered home an absolute cracker from about twenty yards.
Unlike last week though Grads were organised, had a few boys who actually play and generally made life tough for ‘Le Glamour’. Poor marking and no communication lead to the Grads equalising from a corner.
Injuries soon followed the Reds equaliser as first Matt and then Juan broke. Crab replaced Matt in midfield, freeing Leo from the holding roll and giving the Whites an extra attacking dimension. Cam was a straight swap with Juan at full back.
Half time and one all.
A few ‘Effs’ and ‘Jeffs’ from ‘Hot Fuzz’ sent the ‘Le Glamour’ out in determined mood for the second half. Chris grabbed his second of the game following a good period of possession and a cut back across th