Goal Sports Giants – 2 – Prentice, Pollard
Hunmanby Hornets Res - 2
The Eyres Scaffolding MOM – Daniel Pollard (Pictured)
The Everley Fan Of The Match – Poppy Leanne Scott (Pictured)
Attendance - 7
Goal Sports FC fans were treated to 90 minutes of really bad soccer by their heroes today as they slumped to their 2nd successive none winning result of the season in a row.
Coach Carlo Plumcelotti is now under a whole heap of Jose Mourinho style pressure to turn it around as the fans begin to climb on the little guys back.
Margaret of Helms View, Rudston, told new polish reporter Danor Gregorask who was making his debut as a club reporter for the Giants “That little sh*t hasn’t got a clue what he’s doing, he’s ruining this club!”
Brian of the cottage on the corner added “He’s not got a Scooby do!”
It started ever so well for the Giants as in form goalazo scoring midfielder Neil Prentice slotted in superbly after 18 minutes to give the villagers the lead, but it was a lead that looked as flimsy as a fat guy on an iced over pond, with the Hornets repeatedly hitting the Giants on the break – but for Tom Peacock on one occasion they may have even found his goal interior!
Returning midfielder Dan Pollard managed to fire wide when well placed, and Neil Prentice managed to sky his customary miss of the game with a strike that kissed the bar and went over in to the afternoon sunset sky when a Goalazo looked 73% more certain.
The strangest “miss” of the game came midway through the half as Kieran Le’Friett was seemingly felled just outside of the Hornets danger zone by the Hornets goal tender.
As both Giant and Hornet collided, Friett had knocked the ball SIDEWAYS to strike partner Graymar who comfortably fired in to the empty net only to be denied somehow for offside. It was a strange decision giving that Le’Friett had been demolished just outside of the box in winning the ball before squaring to Graymar sideways, yet no free kick was awarded, never mean the goal!….
The chances had gone a begging and the purple uniforms were struggling at their back door with every Hornet attack - with a lack of leadership, organisation and maybe even confidence purely evident, a cross from the Hornets left side was powerfully converted with a head-kick on 28 minutes to tie the scores with an equalisation. It had been coming.
Half time – 1 v 1
James Reddish emerged from the side-lines and performed a number of star jumps as coach Plumcelotti asked for a bit of SWAG from his troops, and we all know there is nobody more SWAGY than Redawg, who currently boasts over 4 girlfriends now he has a car.
The lacklustre display continued just as it had in the first period, and it was the Hornets who were to strike next.
A free kick after a midfield felony was fired over in to the Giants 18 yard danger zone. Ed Burrows found himself on the deck after taking a “knock” and the ball ricochet seemingly out of harm’s way towards the white end of field line, away from the Giants goal.
Like a crazed axeman in a poorly shot 60s horror movie the Giants goal-denyer Tom Peacock rushed out of his goal and committed a felony on the Hornet striker, leaving him prone on the deck.
Whistle Lord Andy Micklethwaite was obviously concerned for the striker’s well-being as he stopped the game for a long period to check he was ok, even though he was strangely off the field. He was hugely concerned, and rightly awarded a 12 yard death strike to the Hornets.
It was a chance for Peacock to redeem himself and even though he went the right way he could not keep out the power blaster which rattled the back of his soccer goal interior, and put the Giants behind for the first time.
In to the fray came Leslie after spending the last two weeks shopping with parents for new school shoes and indulging in a “cheeky maccies”. The Giants needed a change and a reshuffle that saw Burrows moved to left wing saw that.
Burrows managed to fire wide, and then over, as he met the end of two right wing crosses. Le’Friett and Prentice both messed up chances when played through on goal but the real turning point came on 70 minutens as the Hunmanby Hornet deefensive baddy committed a felony resulting in a major felony card, which should have then resulted in a spot kick for the giants (See below video!!!)
Le’Friett was through on goal, with just Ringrose the Hornet goaldenyer to beat - when a last ditch tackle by Pratt of the Hornet rear guard made sure Ringrose was never going to be tested.
Cries of “it’s only a free kick ref” erupted from the Orange Uniforms and somehow that is exactly what the resulting outcome was after the whistle lord flashed his red coloured card. The Giants fans were outraged as the ball and player were clearly inside the Hunmanby 18 yard danger zone!!!
The free kick was unfortunately fired over by Plumpton as the sun obviously went in his eyes at the last moment and the final 20 minutes saw some sustained Giant pressure.
A good 10 minutes later Pollard managed to regain his feet after bouncing around the penalty area like a crisp packet in the wind, and he slotted in to the SGI to level the tie at 2-2.
The points could have ended up in either teams back pocket in the final knockings as George Friend fired off the post for the Giants. and Paul Allick crashed a header just over the bar for the Hornets.
As the boos rang out from the Giants faithful in the Farmers Field End the boys made their way home knowing they had put in easily their worst performance of the season so far, but the unbeaten league record was still intact – when it quite easily and maybe should have gone today.
Coach Plumcelotti told the massed reporters as he summarised the game outside the club house "at the end of the day, it gets dark".