Home league match played on 30 April 2018.
Kicked off at 8:50 PM

This whole footballing malarkey is easy when you know how isn’t it? I wonder why it has taken us 16 years to perfect then!

The Revs faced yet more new opposition in BFB FC. A bunch of mid-20s lads that clearly played together elsewhere. They looked resplendent in their Adidas orange kit and looked like they knew what they were doing.

The game actually started at a reasonable tempo with Evans Snr having an early sighter that was saved easily enough by their keeper. In fact most of the first few minutes were played in their half so it was a bit of shock for their first meaningful attack to end with a goal. Their lad taking the opportunity to rifle home from 15 yards taking Steane completely by surprise.

However The Revs shook that off and piled on the pressure. The football on show was really quite slick, the opposition allowing The Revs to have plenty of the play. It was only the final third that things didn’t quite come off with scuffed shots from Tyman and Hartrick and wayward final passes not quite reaching the intended target.

However, as half time came, there was plenty of positives and the message at the break was to keep doing what we were doing and the opportunities would come.

And it wasn’t long after the break that The Revs were rewarded for their positive play with Beardall stealing a march on the defender and slipping Hartrick through who planted the ball in the corner. His 50th goal since The Revs became a 6-a-side team!

This really spurred on The Revs both in attack and defence. The opposition tried to find a way through but the sheer effort from all involved snuffed out the majority of the danger. And on the rare occasions they broke through Steane was there to gather.

Moments later The Revs finally got the goal their performance deserved with Hartrick judging the pass back to the keeper and stealing the ball to slot in from a tight angle.

There was a brief moment when the opposition hit the post on the counter attack but in all honesty I do not remember them having any other worthwhile attempts such was the control The Revs had in the game. Sweeping moves across the pitch, outlets for Steane to start the play, plenty of space for Dave P to run into and chances kept coming.

Evans Snr whipped in a corner to the front post that Tyman could not quite wrap his front round. Dave P surged forward with the defence backing off but elected to pass to Hartrick instead of having a go. Evans Jnr was loving the freedom to roam forward constantly and even Pinkstone Snr saw a lot of the ball down the flanks.

It was probably the best half of football The Revs had played in an age. So when the third came it didn’t flatter The Revs at all. A one two between Ty and Evans Snr led to a kick in that Evans Snr played quickly back into Tyman who turned his defender and slotted home from close range.

And with that went the final whistle on a handsome 3-1 victory. From 1-0 down, the lads had played some excellent football, completely outplaying the opposition, but more than that the desire to hound, harass, tackle and keep the goal threat away has been the like The Revs of old.

There’s life in these old dogs yet!

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