Four weeks without training certainly showed for the C team against Pembroke as they snatched a draw from from the jaws of victory.

The usual free flowing high tempo style of football played by the Whites was missing against a well organised and fired up Pembroke side, who a week earlier beat Ross and Trevor 9-0.

It certainly wasn’t pretty and the pitch did little to help the Whites establish their passing game. Chances were few and far between, especially for Pembroke, as Dan and the Whites back four produced a very disciplined and dominate performance.

Having got our noses in front at 1-0 the Whites looked comfortable. The tempo increased and passes began to find feet. Chances came and went as Pembroke road their luck and then in the 87 minute the sucker punch. In the words of Steve Bresolin a one all loss.

Referees Best on Ground:

Jack O Stevens
Harry Smith
Ian Begg

The C team remain second on 25 points from Ross and Trevor (also 25 points) and one ahead of Pembroke. Windsor drew 3-3 with Mt.Barker so we missed an opportunity to close the gap.

The C team have the best defensive record in the league ahead of Windsor. Be proud of that achievement boys.

Looking ahead to the coming weeks we have Scotch away, then four home games before the final round against Windsor (away). Second spot is ours for the taking and would be well deserved. You guys just need to want it.

This years team is a mixture of old boys, the odd fringe B and D player and a smattering of pimply faced cheeky youth. To us old boys in the twilight of our careers its ‘sheep station’ football (at its finest) but its our ‘sheep station’. A place we call home and somewhere our younger guys can find their feet, learn and develop. Its fun but serious.

What you put in you get out and this year the C team is a team that wants to win. Now if you want to go out Friday night and get pissed fine, but tell me before the game so I can make changes. It may not be A grade football but it means a great deal to those lads that make the effort to train and pull on the famous White jersey. Your letting them down more than anyone else.

Likewise bad mouthing your team mates, getting ‘shitty’ and making snide remarks is not on. It can knock confidence and is not what the Whites are about.

We agreed at the start of the season not to change a winning side unless there are injuries, suspensions or illness. Nothing has changed.