FC Roebuck 6 – Hedge End Tigers 2
Venue –The Warren Centre -Micheldever
This week sees a smorgasbord of annual political party conferences commence from all sides of the political spectrum. However, no matter your political persuasion, the FC Roebuck manifesto is clear: win at all costs and unlike our political elite, they’ve delivered…
Sunday saw ‘the bucks’ maintain their undefeated record with a comfortable 6-2 victory over Hedge End Tigers, no roar in sight here from a team who won 17-1 the previous week. The game started like a Jeremy Paxman interview with FC Roebuck leaving little room for the Tiger’s to answer its constant probing. The pressure soon paid off with a training ground set piece, a superb corner to the back post from Adam Westwood met by the head of resident skate, Aaron Bufton to make it 1-0.
FC Roebuck soon found themselves 2-0 up with a ‘Pirloesque’ pass from Skipper Ben Nancholas finding the path of Aaron Bufton who expertly placed it past the oncoming Hedge End goalkeeper. A goal that certainly pleased the electorate. FC Roebuck by now were well and truly on the front foot, well ahead in the polls, and its distinguished liquid football causing all sorts for the visiting defence. However, inbetween the home sides dominance, Hedge End did manage one or two moments themselves but the sublime Tom Forbes in the Bucks goal pulling off a fantastic finger tip save on to the bar to keep them at bay. Shortly after another great save from Tom Forbes, Roebuck repaid the favour with a fine third. Some intricate play from Tom Blyth left the oncoming keep stranded with a delicate lob which left an open goal to tap it in for 3-0
By now the Tigers were well and truly tamed and staring down the barrel of a Harembe like fate. However, a deflected cross and finish made it 3-1 going into half time giving the Tigers and unlikely escape route. The commencement of the second half saw a rejuvenated Tigers come more and more into the game, it wasn’t exactly a roar but a mere purr thanks to an excellently marshalled defence from centre back pairing Stu Stokes and self proclaimed John Stones (Robbie Clayton). Now when a Tiger is on the loose you shoot it, you shoot it until it’s dead according to WWF animal welfare advice. Aaron Bufton certainly took heed of this advice and a 50-50 collision saw his foe come out slightly worse for wear. Infact so much worse off he required an ambulance to peel him off the floor…
FC Roebuck decided enough is enough and started to take back the initiative and a pin point cross found aquatic enthusiast Haydn Elkins at the back post who headed in a well worked and well deserved 4th. FC Roebuck now went up through the gears and were well ahead in the opinion polls by now and quickly added a 5th, a cross from Kieron Robinson found man of the moment Aaron Bufton who somehow defied the laws of gravity with an audacious scissor kick leaving the keeper with no chance, his crowning moment in the game was still to come.
Coming on with 20 minutes left, James Williams obviously thought the game was not entertaining enough for his liking and his across goal pass found the path of the Hedge End Tigers striker to make it 5-2. Whether Mr Williams has psychic powers (probably not) and saw what would happen next we shall never know…straight from kick off fans favourite Aaron Bufton hit a sumptuous strike over the stranded Tigers keeper to make it 6-2. A goal that will go down in the annals of FC Roebuck history.
Final Score 6-2
The Bucks go into their Hampshire Cup Tie against AFC Whitely in fine form with 3 wins from 3. Up the Bucks!!!!