**Super League C Result**
Goal Sports Giants – 0 – Neil
Rosette Rhinos - 2
The Eyres Scaffolding MOM – Mikey Brown (Pictured)
The Everley Fan Of The Match – Dempsey Stubbings (Pictured)
Attendance - 8
Report by Randy Bloomshield, Scarborough News Of The World
History is almost certainly made after one of the most historical wins in the history of Rosette Rhinos Soccer Club Franchise as they triumphed to a 2-neil victory vs the Giants and all but end their title hopes...
It was a tale of two 18 yard danger zones once again for the Giants as they were powder puff in one, and saw their clinical opponents show them how to insert with minimum chances and to great effect in the other.
After a confident start another refereeing call went the wrong way for the Giants fans, which has been the story of the last month, as a Rhino’s front man made his way on to pass kick after having a “head start” and the fluo green wearing forward made no mistake with a well taken goal tuck after only 5 minutes, even with strong appeals from the Purples lino Pete who was told he didn’t know the rules by the whistle lord.
A neutral onlooker later told the Giants coaching staff the goal tuck had looked suspiciously off the side, but the Malton based whistle lord had indeed not whistled, and the goal shot stood which was very bad for anyone who likes purple.
The Giants began to get in to their stride as the fantastic 3G playing surface suited the home franchise playing away to a cup of tea.
The tika-tika style of play was more than evident as the ball was transferred left, right and even at times diagonal as the Giants looked for a way through the Rhino’s back door as they looked to keep a shut out and take the points.
The final third has been a problem for the Giants all season, sitting 7th out of 12 in the goal shot insertion league ladder, with 49 strikes for the season in the Super League.
A couple of flag kicks that resulted in Mikey Brown head kicks were the best the Giants could muster, as well as a Dan Pickard penno shout which again was waved away. The luck is just not purple at the moment it seems.
The above mentioned statistic became crucial today as the lack of killer instinct inside and outside the 18 yard danger zone saw some poor final pass kick play and the lads trudge in to find the changing room doors locked and their half time snacks unavailable.
First Quarter 0 v 1
If the Giants were to make their way out of potential disaster and avert the impending doom of a loserization they would have to kick it better when closer to goal, it was obvious for all to see and Mikey Brown, the dual registered Heslerton Hedgehog came incredibly close to doing just that.
A real nice kick from Friend after one of many Rhino’s felonies saw a huge monster of a ball make its way to the backdoor of the away side’s goal.
Brown leapt like a middle aged over weight Brit on holiday off the hotel pools highest diving board and met the ball with more force than the same guy’s bomb in to the water!
This was it surely, the ball hurtled off the purple uniformed deefense guy’s head and cannoned off the upright white beam – back in to play. The ball had not gone in. No goal. It was still 1-neil.
Brown though loves it, and he wheeled away and had to stop mid double pike and flip cello as the ball made its way from danger much to his annoyance. The crowd enjoyed his momentary happiness it must be said.
The purple tide was set and Brown went close again from another felony kick moments later, shortly followed by Le’Friett who stormed through on the left and pinged a left duked effort off the horizontal white beam!
The game was still in the balance as the home side did all the pressing, working the ball around the pitch with some coach Pete triangle/diamond tactics as Friend and Pollard began to find more space to move the soccer from the centre circle.
The Rhino’s goaltender was the next hero of the game as he found himself with Stubbings bearing down on to his soccer goal interior, and stranded in no man’s land like a lost war veteran in the Vietnam jungle.
Pollard had done a real good pass to Stubbings and the ginger front man was racing through on to a bouncing ball faster than the Giant’s team to a 3 for 1 ear piercing salon – sadly TS7 couldn’t leave the situation with anything resembling a crap earing as his attempted lob was tipped over the white beam by the goal denyer as he thwarted a certain equalization.
Speaking of goal-denyers the Giants number 1 was also called in to a fine wonder save as he fly-tipped the soccer ball over the white beam from close range as the Rhino’s looked to consolidate the lead on the counter.
All the pressure, chances and possesionalization of the pig skin counted for nothing on 75 minutes as another Rhino’s long ball made its way in to their right channel and a well-placed pull back found Joe Logan on 20, and he expertly did the rest with a fantastic low drive to all but seal the points and burn the Giants title chances in the fires of soccer hell with the goalshot, which indeed is now “stuck in the write up”.
Another penno decision came and went for the Giants as TS7, 19, was seemingly felled in the box only to be waved away once again by the whistler.
The Rhino’s had inserted two goalshots and kept a shutout against the franchise closest to them in the league ladder, leaving their fans, management team and playing staff jubilant as the hooter sounded at 90.
Next up for the Giant’s sees a tricky affair upon Olivers Mountain on Monday against the Scalby Otters res. 615ko, bounce-back-ability is required!
Can the boys bounce back and take control of their quest for promotion to Super League B? Or will this be the start of bad times to come and impending implosion resulting in remaining in Super League C for the 16/17 season?
Tune in this week to find out all the hot goss and info as the battles commence!