**Super League C Result**
Rosette Rhinos – 3
Goal Sports Giants – 2 – Graymar, Prentice
The Eyres Scaffolding MOM – Dan Pickard (Pictured)
The Everley Fan Of The Match – Pete Stubbings (Pictured)
Attendance - 17
Report by Randy Bloomshield, Scarborough News Of The World
There was a time when Coach Plumpton knew how to coach soccer pretty good.
Known as the “small one” his guys would always find a way to go get the win by kicking the ball in to the SGI more often than the other team.
Like a wizard with no wand, Plumpton just can’t create the magic no more
This weekend the Giants took a ride to a soggy surface at Scalby Playing fields, and once again they failed to come up trumps to make it 3 slaps to the face and defeat in a row.
The Giants lost 3 to 2 goalshots. The defeat meant that they lost.
Some guys real close to the Giants camp have speculizationed that one more defeat could see the “small one” lose his managerial head with the Cup final looming and ready-made coach, and tactical genius – coach Pete, ready to take the reins of the team.
The opening goal, like previous weeks was again scored by the baddies, as a number of defensive errors saw a Rhino’s man in green race through and stain the sheets after 15 minutes.
It was almost two more moments later as youngster Keir Smith was sold short by wide man Dan Pickard, and a miss kick saw another Rhino bare down on goal, round the keeper and look certain to insert – only for Smith to recover expertly and extinguish the danger with real good last ditch deefense.
The away side finally got in to their stride and did a few good kicks in a row and Neil Prentice did the best of them all as he swept a shooting star of a strike past the Rhino’s goal denyer to level the scores as he let out his trademark cello call of “Cow-A-Bungaaaaaa” as the ball hit the back of the SGI.
Prentice could, and maybe should have made it 2 minutes later as he was sent clear on a 1 on 1 situation, only this time our cask bar maid loving hero decided to go all Lionel Messi, trying the dink tekkers. And failing miserably.
“Wagwan, me just felt da ting innit. A bruvva knows he’s done wrong rite now and me weally weally soz boz about dat chance” said Prentice after leaving the field on 63 after picking up one of many knocks in the Giants camp from today’s game.
The Giants chances were like the Number 17 bus from Town to Eastfield as Prentice fired wide and Pollard and Pickard also had a go from the edge of the 18 yard danger zone, but the lead was not a coming.
A “dubious” free kick was awarded on 35 as Wilson was deemed to have committed a hand felony at right back. (It hit his shoulder!)
The Rhino’s FK specialist unleashed holy hell over the wall, almost sending Pwilly in to the net and wheeled away with a trademark Shearer one armed salute to send his boys back in to the lead.
First Period – 2 v 1
With both soccer franchises knowing that a win would be a huge tilt in their favour for the promotional zones the game was played at a pet dog after his favourite ball in the garden type-a pace and it would be the home side who would strike another dagger in to the hearts of the Giants with another goal insertion on 57.
Cries of offside by the away side’s camp were brushed aside by the whistle lord and a Rhino baddy stormed through and bundled in to double the lead.
From then the Giants went hell for leather looking to insert themselves and George Friend went beast mode down the left, skipping past a number of challenges, giving Greymar the easiest of 2 yard tap ins to make it 3 to 2.
Pollard squandered with the left duke when well placed, Pickard had an effort hacked off the line and the same player also failed to insert after bundling over a few challenges in the box.
It was all the purples as the home side camped in and played on the break.
Ed Burrows, a second period player from the subshack also came within the size of a small cucumber of scoring the equalization hit as his toe bunged effort shot wide from 20.
As the Scalby Playing Fields scoreboards seconds ticked down there was still one last chance as Pickard found himself with as much space as a guy who had farted in a lift, just inside the 6 yard danger zone, and his free header went hurtling in to touch and that was that!
With the pressure piling up real high on the real small purples soccer coach, many believe the Goal Sports Giants Franchise Club players will be aiming to win next week’s soccer match vs The Scalby Otters res and get back in the form.
Can they do it? Tune in next week to find out!
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