Round 2 UNI Whites vs Mt Barker at Mt Barker

Well it’s a drizzly day on top of the mountain but the boys take to their warm up with enthusiasm!
Checking my phone it’s 14.3 degrees and the breeze is cool!

Today is significant as one of the team celebrates his 53rd birthday!!!!! The team also wears the black arm band as it acknowledges the 27th anniversary of ‘Hillsborough’ a significant memory for the great LFC!

I will be honest Mt Barker look like a group not really interested and I am predicting a big win for the whites! Anyone who has a number 00 on their back is taking the piss and deserves a fogging!

We have a small issue no ref yet!
It’s 1.02 and nothing happening.
At 1.06 we are ready to go as the ref is here and off we go!

Early on its all whites as they push for an opener, Mt Barker pushes the ball to the line on every occasion and we have had 6 throw ins in the first 5 mins.
It’s very slippery which is making control difficult!

15 mins in and its a tight contest. We clearly have more skill but the conditions are evening things up!

Whites break and its Jahn charging at the goal, he shoots but just wide!
The whites looked to have settled and have taken control in the midfield. I feel there one close!

Nice throw in and Johnny traps, turns and shoots but just wide. I don’t see the the wind in the first half helping the whites at all and I think going into it will suit us more in the second half.

Corner whites and its in the hot spot and on the rebound clearance Rob2 smashes it in from 20 meters out for number 1 to the whites and we lead 1-0!!

Now it’s opened up and chances are coming thick and fast Saba, Johnny and Bres all have chances but with no result.

That’s half time and the whites lead 1 nil
Half time speech is about more of the same with some cut backs to feet in the box and Bres reckons he will take care of it!

Second half starts
It’s clear Mt Barker will use the long ball and belt the clearance as far as they can every time. If the whites can use their skill and work forward they can score.

Throw in to Bres an