Le Glamour arrived at Scotch College facing a potentially difficult game against the former division one side.
Having negotiated their way through security (only Big Dan had issues) and up the winding driveway, Le Glamour appeared to have arrived on the set of Hogwarts. Big Dan was particularly impressed with the picturesque setting and Victorian style architecture that stood before him.
Parking proved a challenge as the car park was full of Mummy and Daddy’s Audi R8’s, Mercedes Benz and BMW’s. Looks and gasps of horror met the Whites players as they attempted to squeeze their assorted collection of ramshackle rust buckets into the same car park.
Unfortunately the (soccer) playing surface did not match the picturesque setting as the Scotch College (real?) football (AFL) team and its opposition had opted to spend an hour using it for a warm up. The result a muddy paddock.
A player shortage saw Le Glamour warm up with just 10 players, and Team Bock winging its way from the B Team game at Sacred Heart with our eleventh player.
Substitutes (especially fresh unused ones) were in short supply club wide, but in the end Le Glamour were able to call upon Eddie Mitchell (90 minutes in D Team), Musty (90 minutes in B Team) and Steve Bresolin (2.5 minutes in the D Team) to bolster the ranks.
The Whites had all the early pressure forcing several corners and dragging a couple of shots just wide of the mark. Despite this pressure it was Scotch who opened the scoring to lead 1 – 0. Bockie was credited with the assist to accompany his (own) goal of the season for the B team.
Scotch sniffed an upset…..
A 1 – 0 deficit quickly turned into a resounding 6 – 1 thumping for Le Glamour as they ran a mock in the mud and turned on the style for the watching Liam Mulligan’s girlfriend.
Liam grabbed the equaliser before turning provider to set up our Phil Collins look a like for a quick fire double. Damo then sauntered through the Scotch defence to add a fourth (Liam with another assist). Half time and 4 – 1 Whites.
Scotch started the second half well and created some decent goal scoring opportunities. Big Dan responded by pulling off a couple of very decent saves in response.
Le Glamour upped the tempo and Phil Collins grabbed his third (and the Whites fifth) after some good work down the right by Damo. The sixth followed shortly after as Damo was given time and space to run at the tiring Scotch back four and beat the keeper at his near post.
Eddie, Musty and Steve Bresolin were introduced late on to freshen things up. It was hoped the introduction of Steve would inject some additional pace and power into the forward as Le Glamour went seeking a seventh goal.
The opportunities came but alas Steve choked (again and again) and he bottled it at the pivotal moment. The final whistle and a 6 – 1 win for Le Glamour against a decent and (at times) difficult opposition.
Special mention must go Steve Bresolin who, by coming on as a substitute, became the oldest White in living history to play in goal and on pitch for all four Whites teams whilst wearing a colostomy bag.
Referees Best On Ground:
The win keeps Le Glamour in second spot level on points with Ross and Trevor but with a far superior goal difference. Five games left, the title still a very slim possibility. Do we dare to dream???