Goal Sports Giants - 6 - Prentice (2), OG, Hill, Friett, Stubbings
Fishburn Park Panthers - 2
Attendance - 6
The Eyres Scaffolding MOM - Tom Duckworth (Pictured)
Fan of the Match - Hill Snr
If Carlsberg did opening day of the seasons with a new soccer franchise this certainly would have been it.
The Giants managed to bag up the 3 points on offer which sends them in to a sturdy league position of 2nd in the Super League Ladder after only 1 game played.
It was a strong performance that didn't set the world alight, yet did what it had to do to bring home the bacon. If this game was an action blockbuster on Londons West End Theatre, the critics would have given the performance a 3 star rating out of 5 for sure.
Prentice, Plumpton and loved up Stubbings all rocked out new boots (See pic) as they all competed to look the reemest in the team. 1-0 Plumpton.
Prentice fired over in the early stages when well placed, as well as doing a really big slide which almost resulted in him opening the scoring charts, but sadly for him his leg just wasn't long enough.
It didn't take long for the Giants to take the lead as GIANT framed Thomas Duckworth rose the highest to meet a Stubbings corner only to head shoot the ball straight at the keeper - who in turn parried it against his defensive blocker - and the ball ricochet in to the net. Duckworth wheeled away with a trademark Kevin Nolan "Chicken" celebration but it was foolish, it was clearly an own goal and definitely not his.
The second netter came in similar fashion as this time sturdy centre half Phil Hill met the end of a Stubbings cross after the winger had been felled near the touch line, 63m out.
The delivery was like a NATO missile on to an ISIS stronghold and Hill was there to shatter the insurgents with a forceful head shot right in to the back of the net to send Hill Snr and Mother in to raptures on the touchline. "That’s my boy" cried Hill Snr as he found himself all emotional in the Giants dug out, needing a hug off his wife, as his boy did good and became the first Giant to score a real life important goal and seal his name in the history books for ever and always.
Half Time 2-0
The Giants were in command, yet failing to add to their tally and they were punished in the 58 minute when left back Mark Plumpton came out 3rd best in a 50/50 challenge. "I was trying to skill him" said a disappointed Plumpton to our touch line reporter Gail Hailstorm - but sadly the pint sized defenders "Skill" let him down as the Fishburn Park Panther lurched clear of the defence, found a friend and halved the score line.
A few nerves crept in to the Purples side but new vice captain Phil Hill settled the boys down with a rendition of a few lullaby’s whilst continuing his game at centre half. This perked the Giants up and Kieran Le'Friett finished at a tight angle after a quality service set up by top knotted George Friend. Those close to the Giants will know Le'Friett has been in sparkling form, taking the Giants "Most Improved, Top Scorer, Fans and Players Player of the Year" at the recent Pre Season Awards ceremony at the Everley.
Neil Prentice finally managed to add his name to the scoresheet after spending a very long time trying his hardest to do so - Friend again supplying the killer pass to help his chum slot it home - just like he does most Saturday evenings after leaving Blue Lounge with some wench.
With the game now looking secure new signing Liam Darling entered the fray, the youngster having signed after the transfer window on an emergency loan from Driffield Tigers.
Tyson Stubbings made it 5 after some unbelievable Jeff link up play by Le'Friett that sent the Storm Roofing based club further clear.
A late consolation penno death strike from the Panthers - after Stewie Wilson felled his man in the 18 yard danger zone made the score 5-2, but this wasn't the end as our newly crowned top goal scorer (God knows how after his finishing today!) Neil Prentice slammed home a big slide to give the Giants the points.
The Eyres Scaffolding Man of the Match Award goes to Tom Duckworth who in the eyes of the referee "Ran the game in the middle, he was like a slightly taller, and possibly more talented version of ex Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp".
Next up for the Giants is the in form Commercial Crabs on Wednesday evening, it is sure to be a cracker!
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