Westover Wasps - Neil
Goal Sports Giants - 1 - Plumpton
The Eyres Scaffolding MOM – Mark Plumpton (Pictured)
The Everley Fan Of The Match – Stuart Denness (Pictured)
Attendance - 27
Report by Randy Bloomshield, Scarborough News Of The World
In football you need people who score goals and that is how you win games.
Today dat guy was none other than player coach Mark Plumpton who single hand idly took the victory points back to Goal Sports Towers with a 33 yard felony strike that left the Wasps keeper with more chance of getting a hand on the sun.
Westover Coach Rob McPherson was full of praise for the match winning hero as he told our touchline reporter Gail Hailstorm post-match “We just couldn’t handle Plumpton, his felony strikes are worth £10m alone, it’s just a matter of time before the big boys of Newlands, Edgehill and West Pier snaffle him this transfer window,” he said.
The Giants were rocked pre game with midfield play-a-maker Neil Prentice being told he had to stay home by his mum after not tidying his room after promising to do so last night. With the squad already looking about as bare as Phil Hill’s student fridge, it left the Sports squad looking a tad inexperienced.
The game kicked off with a traditional kick off after the whistle lord finally found a coin to toss, which was subsequently lost in the 8 inch high Olivers Mountain grass.
The game sadly was not one for the neutral as the poor playing conditions especially, led to very few goal getting chances. Until the 29th minute of the game that was…..
After a crude foul on a Giants youngster - which was the theme of the day as it happened, the ball was spotted by Plumpton a good 33.7 yards out.
Our hero looked up to see the first team goal denyer Burrows, who is quite a big deal in the goal tending stakes, and looked him square in the eyes before taking the trade mark 3 step back set piece routine.
The contact on the mitre pigskin was one of calculated power, like the right hook of Connor McGregor as he downed Jose Aldo back in UFC 194, and the ball hurtled through the air like the comet flying through the night sky as it made its way to crush Earth in the 1998 smash hit film Armageddon.
Like said comet, it drew woo’s and wurr’s from the masses of fans on the side-lines and before Burrows in the Wasps net could react, the ball was firmly inside his soccer goal interior.
Giants fans embraced, Prentice at work just wouldn’t believe it so on team Whatsapp, and the purples trotted back to their positions ready to face the almost certain Wasp fight back.
Former purple uniformed trialist Chris Hannam saw a minor felony card for a late challenge soon after, and Plumpton tried his luck again from range, this time shooting just left of the far white beam.
If it had gone inside the white beam it would have been a goal.
The rest of the half was about as exciting an episode of
Eastenders, just full of misery and anguish, and the away side took a deserved lead in to the break.
Half Time – Wasps – Neil v Giants – One
The Giants back line was marshalling the home sides forward line like a dream, and recent two goal OG hero Stewie Wilson was excelling in kicking the ball in the right direction!
The Wasps onslaught came to the fore after the break and they huffed and puffed looking for the equalisation strike, but they just couldn’t get through the purples rock solid back door.
George Friend had a chance to double the lead as he raced clear one on one after 67 minutes, only to see his shot diverted by Burrows just wide of the on rushing Greymar, who was ready to pounce on the potential tap in.
Christian Reddish made debut on 69 minutes, which incidentally was his new shirt number after the sudden retirement of Big Rig during the week.
The remaining quarter of the tie saw more fouls than Falsgrave Park after doggy tea time by the home side, and a flurry of minor felony cards as the home side did lots of big slides and said bad things to their opponents.
Plumpton went close with ANOTHER free kick. This time seeing his shot crash off the white beam and shinned back to the keeper by Greymar on rebound (see below video) and that was that for the attacking Giant excitement.
The Wasps came close to scoring a goalshot of their own in injury time as the ball squirmed under the grasp of Pwilly in the goals and clipped the post, but the points had been won by the earlier first half Plumpton felony strike.
Next week sees the Giants take on the might of Super League B side Seamer Res in the FA Cup, which will be the 17th attempt at making the game so. Can they make their way in to the next round? Will it be game over for their cup dreams? Tune in next week to find out….
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