**The Scarborough Cup Of Nations Quarter Final Result**
**Speight Bangs Giants Real Good And Nice**
Scalby Otters - 2
Goal Sports Giants - 1 – Pallant
The Eyres Scaffolding MOTM– Sam Pallant (Pictured)
Attendance - 19
By Randy Bloomshield, Scarborough News of The World.
Rob Speight scores a brace that sees the Otters record a soccer victory at The Road To Hell soccer arena as he inserted real nice in each quarter to take the W for the home team.
The Giants line up was much changed with goal getting sheet stainer and all round big deal Mike Beeby cup tied, Kieran Le’Friett visiting some vineyards in France or something, Jadams mentally unable to play due to being in love and Brad Parkin, who sadly chose a visit to Iron Heaven to improve his physique over soccer – all missing from the squad.
A new hero would be required if the Semeye Finals were to be achieved and all hopes were pinned on Sam Pallant in the early stages as his footwork and wizardry looked real nice and sick out wide right on debut.
A multitude of great positions were given up by the Giants front line as they selected the wrong option, shot from cute angles, or did real bad diagonal and horizontal criss-cross passes from wide areas, and this would come back to bite them in the hyny on 27 minutes as Stewie Wilson found himself asleep in deefense and Speight nipped in to insert past Pwilly which saw the Otters scoreboard show its first movement of the hugely important Scarborough Cup Of Nations tie.
In the Giants defense it was no surprise Speight finished so well, with the Super League B's top scorer having being tutored by top soccer coach and tactical genius Patrick Parke at multiple stages of his career.
TS7 uncharacteristically found himself on the end of a swirlywhirly flag kick, and after shutting his eyes and hoping for the best our ginger wideman saw the soccer ball off crash off his bonce, inches past the Scalby beans and away for a restart.
The Giants next chance of the half fell to Plumpton and a 23.6 yard felony kick, but the pint sized shooter couldn’t hit the target as his kick sucked like some walker in the countryside who had just trodden in a proper fresh cow turd on 37 minutes of action.
The game was closer than some guy eating a chicken mayo sandwich whilst sat next to our very own Tommy Duckworth on public transport whilst other seatsin the carriage were available, and both sides headed in to the locker room feeling they could and should have maybe inserted more goalshots.
First Period – 1 v 0Another half time tactical rejig saw the introduction of Neil Prentice who had sadly broken club rules regarding the intake of unfavourable fluids the night before the game, as Prentice replaced Apple Boi who had to make his 4pm shift, working as personal slave to a family of Turks in their Turkish mansion on the outskirts of town for minimum wage and a free meal.
Rob Speights ballbag busting strike on 59 minutes saw the Otters double their lead and look home and dry after Plumpton failed with his usual trademark side foot pass, which after a real nice long kick saw the impressive and fantastic Speight smash home from well inside the DBZ.
The goal was a bitter kick in the teeth, which thankfully for Little Skip (Pictured) is just a metaphor as this week our captain finally bagged a new gnasher to replace the one he lost to the tooth fairy way back in 2k15.
The Giants had the territorial advantage for the majority of the half, but as they huffed and puffed in the final quarter of the pitch the front line of Stubbings, Greymar and Prentice just couldn’t find the back of the Otter gloveman’s sheets due to some expert deefense and some top hand and foot denials when called upon.
The spark came on 76 minutes as the proper sick Pallant combined with TS7 deep in the Scalby half and Pallant rounded the keeper and slid in from mighty close to the vertical white beam with many fans and players alike thinking we were about to see a Phil Babbesque moment!!The whole game was now being played at the Hedge End, as the Giants pushed on for the equalisation and Dan Pollard came close from another purples flag kick as his bullet headkick crashed against the horizontal white beam and away from danger.
It was obvious that Pollards hobo like beard was his downfall in this situation as the extra facial weight saw him struggle to rise to optimum height which in turn would have help him direct the soccer ball in to the soccer goal with ease.
Hopefully he will shave it for the next soccer game and give himself and the Giants a better chance of a goalshot.
The Otters backline must have been feeling the pressure like a bad cook in a Gordan Ramsey kitchen as the Giants relentlessly pushed on once again, and it would be the horizontal white beam and top draw goal denyer in nets, Lewis Maw, who would keep the soccer ball out of their soccer goal interior and thwart the Rudstoners.
A one on one save from Maw after some fine dribbling by the Giants, and an almost douchebag goal from an Otters dude crashed off the bar in the dyeing embers of the clash as Scalby clung on to their one goalshot lead with their fingernails.
As the stadium announcer screamed for 3 overtime minutes on the grounds PA system the roaring away fans could only look away and feel real sad deep inside the pits of their stomachs as a long kick from TS7 hurtled to the back stick and on to the head of Little Skip.
Surely this would be the moment the Giants had been waiting for and the equalisation that absolutely everyone had craved, when suddenly Skips brand new gnasher fell to the turf, deep in the Scalby mud, and with his eye off the ball Skip 50p headkicked it wide and the chance for an equalisation went up in smoke.
It was a valiant effort from the away side and a cracking cup tie which sees the Giants crash out in the Scarborough Cup Of Nations in their efforts to go one better than last season’s Final defeat…….or have they…… To be continued…...
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