***"Mark Plumpton Over The Wall"***
Goal Sports Giants - 4 - Plumpton, Prentice, Graymar, Pickard
Commercial Crabs - 1
Attendance - 9
The Eyres Scaffolding MOM - Mikey Brown (Pictured)
Fan of the Match - Ben Mason
It's what dreams are made of, scoring a free kick at the home of Soccer - Olivers Mountain -and getting dog crap on your arm when producing the forward roll section of the Robbie Keane celebration - This evening Plumpton realised that dream...BOOM!
It was a dull and murky eve on the Mountain and the Giants were buoyed by their victory against the Panthers at the weekend and coach Pluminho's franchise of soccer knew tonight's game would be a tough one against an in form Commercial Crab side.
A strong start by the Purples saw Friett race clear in the opening minutes only to not really do anything, when he really should have opened fire and made the goal dweller save the ball.
Heslerton Hedgehog loanee Mikey Brown missed his first chance of the game as he met a Stubbings corner and managed to do his trade mark power knee in the wrong direction when only 5 yards out on 17 minutes as the Giants pressed for an opener.
Sports were in control and it was the flying ginger winger (Pictured) who produced a felony from a Commercial defender, just outside the danger zone perimeter as he was felled in full flight.
The stage was set, with the tie at zero each, it needed a hero.
Plumpton dusted off the mud from the soles of his soccer cleats, placed the ball in the correct position -as-per-whistle-lords commands and readied himself for the free shot conversion. All the Sir Kevin Sinfield Leeds Rhino's Conversion DVDs and Youtube videos were right here in this moment.
Crash-Bang-Wallop - What a strike!
The ball flew past the Crab Goal Guard and straight in to the SGI (Soccer Goal Interior for those who do not follow this page closely). It was a monumental hit, and one that even drew applause from set piece wizard and tonight's debutant Jamie Skillgan on the touchline. "Da boy did gud der" said Jamaican Winger Skilligan, as he cheered and whooped as the Sports boys embraced, and Plumpton performed his trademark Robbie Keane celebration, only to find he had forward rolled through the remains of a dog sh*t.
The Giants tails were up, well Plumpton's certainly was, and they chased the Commercial centre down with gusto. Things went from bad to real bad for the Crabs as Stubbings picked up the ball, danced his way through and squared for Dan Pickard to do what he does best - fire home in to the SGI from close range and double the score.
The Crabs did however reduce the deficit as in form striker Macauley Youngson flying head shotted the ball to make it 2 scores to one just before the half time hooter.
Half Time - 2 v 1
As the boys tucked in to their half time oranges, sucked on their lucozade, and wiped off dog crap from their arms with a baby wipe the mist began to set in, which frightened youngster Kieran Friett, 20, who admitted he was a little bit scared.
The second period was not too dis-similar to the first as the Giants huffed and puffed, but struggled to blow the Crabs back door down on regular occasions.
It took the entrance of talismanic baldy Mike Greymar to increase the score as his pace and power found him in a great position to fire in the third goal of the game, after another Stubbings assist.
Despite trying real hard, Commercial's deefense could not hold out, especially after the introduction of Jamie Skilligan, who’s neat flick in the build-up play helped the Giants to release Neil Prentice who fired in his 3rd netter of the season and score the Giants 4th of the night on 82 mins.
There was still time for Mikey Brown to somehow strike the beans on toast when incredibly well placed as he met a corner strike, which would have been the icing on the top of his cake after a man of the match display at central deefense.
Coach Pluminho's guys now have won two soccer games this season and will head into their next soccer game trying to win that one, too. And if you know you're soccer math, you'll realize that if this carries on, it'll be SLC Championship rings on the fingers of the purple guys' hands at the end of the season.