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Goal Sports 4?? - Atkinson (2), Pollard, Beeby
Cayton Cougars 3??
Attendance - 32
The Cellars MOTM - Marvin Atkinson (Pictured)
Match Report by Randy Bloomshield, Scarborough News Of The World
Saturday 17th February 2018, 30 defeats, 1 draw, a change in prime minister, the reformation of the Spice Girls, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William welcomed their third child, Prince Louis, Canada becomes the first major industrialised country to legalise cannabis for recreational use, Saudi Arabia allows women to drive…….. and then today……… Goal Sports smash out the W at Pindar Park and leave the soccer field to the sounds of hand claps and hooting.
What a day!
It was already totes emosh pre match as the Giants strutted around like a Pheasant in mating season in their brand new purple soccer uniforms thanks to the sponsorship of Cellars, and after multiple selfies, 1 of which that has been nominated for Scarborough News Of The World Performance Of The Week Award, the boys were ready to knuckle down to some good old fashioned pig skin kicking.
To put it bluntly the boys were absolutely horrific early doors with passes misplaced, organisation a shambles and the Cayton Cougars ran rings round the Giants boys with absolute ease as they delivered an early game fisty monster with seemingly great ease and vigour.
The Cougars used their dominance to insert the ball in to the soccer goal upon 7 minutes to compound the disastrous start as a neat finish from inside the 6 was swept past debutant gloveman Connor Ramsden who had no chance.
Luckily for the Giants today they had Marvin Atkinson in their ranks and avid followers to the clubs page will know this boy has been the star attraction over pre-season having scored more goalshots than the club did combined in the 2k18/19 campaign and becoming an incredibly big deal.
Rafter, who had spurned the advances of the Driffield Dragons management to commit his future to the club and play in today’s game found Atkinson on the right. Atkinson beat Prentice with let’s be fair – absolute ease, before unleashing an absolute thunderb*stard from 25 in off the vertical white beam to draw gasps from both sets of players, supporters and some kids who upped the attendance to probably about 20 odd and booed the Giants every time they touched the ball in an attempt to get in their heads and upset them to make their team Cayton win.
Cayton who have been taken under new management by Spaniard Michael Hernandez continued to be the better side and again it was no surprise when they stained the Giants sheets with an almost carbon copy of the first goal on 18 with the Cougars jinky left winger getting the better of his man and delivering a cross that wasn’t dealt with resulting in an easy finish at the far stick. Was Super League B set to be as unforgiving as its Super League A big brother? It looked that way.
It began to look a lot like David Beckham vs Greece, 2001, but our David Beckham was Atkinson, and to be fair this wasn’t Greece we were up against, and thinking about it we weren’t even on the same surface as England were that day as we were on a 4G and they played on grass, but like Beckham -Atkinson was turning out to be the mother chuffin hero of the day as he took the game by the short and curlies for his team and again rifled in another unstoppable strike after skinning Prentice once again which this time left him in tears. To be fair Prentice will almost certainly be benched moving forward after this horror show and the Giants were sensationally level once again level at twosey!
The events and a tactical change by the Goal Sports management saw the purples come in to the game and gain some ground and control for the first time and it was no surprise when they took the lead on 37 as Atkinson turned provider and side foot kicked to Pollard who did a really big slide in to the soccer goal to belly thumps and whistles by the home sides supporters.
Sadly the joy didn’t last for long as a dubious offside call was never called and Wilde decided to take it upon himself to go full on WWE Batista mode and spear his opponent in the DBZ and give away a deathstrike which was converted with aplomb.
Further drama was to follow minutes later when the Giants got a death strike of their own and club captain and ladies’ man Seaside Tommy Wilde had a chance to redeem himself and the guy who had never missed a deathstrike in his career, in front of his mum and family who were there to support him……….missed.
Giants 3 v 3 Cougars
Some nice drinks out of the new water bottles and a little tactical chat saw the Giants improve 10 fold after the break and with Coach Plumptons words ringing in his ears Chris Beeby ran on to an over the top ball by Rafter and finished really nice with a good kick to see the Giants up 4 to 3 on 52. The home side played out to the end with much better control and at times putting together passing moves way over 3 passes in total which of course means they beat last season’s total of 2 before losing it. A great effort.
The boys from Cayton clubhouse were left to take pot shots at Ramsdens soccer goal from way far out and the game finished with the hooter on 90 seeing incredible scenes of joy, weeing and tears from several players who had been part of the 31 game run of badness spanning back almost 19 months.
“A huge credit to the boys who improved as the game went on to in the end show great composure and work ethic” said a delighted Plumpton as he caught a word with touchline reporter Gail Hailstorm after leaving the locker rooms. It is a momentous day for the club, and one which will be savoured for at least 7 days until our trip to the Fishburn Park Panthers homestead next week.