Saturday, 22nd August saw Le Glamour take on the no nonsense, agricultural, long ball specialists from the hills aka Mt. Barker.
Le Glamour have struggled in recent times against the direct style of their opposition and things looked to have become somewhat more difficult following the withdrawal of young Chris Roschi with man flu and the unavailability of club stalwarts Campbell Hopgoodand Crab Sticks.
With second spot and a Champions League place up for grabs, our beloved Chairwoman Melissa Bock broke out the cheque book to help bolster the ranks.
An eleventh hour bid to snaffle Pedro from under the noses of Chelsea failed at the death, which left Le Glamour scouring the park lands, pubs and thanks to Matthew Bate involvement Veale Gardens public toilets for reinforcements.
Having scraped many a barrel (often twice) Le Glamour were able to lure former C player Sean Nunan, Chris Neale and Ellery Shopen into the squad to potentially inject some additional flair and razzle dazzle.
From the kick off it was brutal as Mt. Barker went about their game plan of kicking, upsetting and generally trying to bully you off the ball. For the second week running Le Glamour found themselves a goal down after they failed to deal with a long throw.
The deficit was quickly wiped out as Liam Mulligan
ran through and chipped the keeper from Harry Smith perfectly weighted (cultured hoofed clearance) through ball.
The rest of the first half was a physical battle as Mt. Barker attempted to out muscle Le Glamour. Roared on by a partisan home crowd of at least 10 people Le Glamour gave as good as they got and began to establish a foothold in the game. Half chances began to be fashioned but couldn’t be converted.
Half time and one all.
The second half was delayed due to crowd trouble and the deployment of Police to stifle the unrest amongst the passionate home fans. Following several pitched battles