Match Reports are written immediately after the game and are a representaion of what happened on and off the field. Other information such as players, reserves, points and scorers are also included along with previous game reports from matches against that team with photographs and videos if available.
Have you ever just thought, 'Today's the day. The day things are going to work out for the better.' Nothing can spoil this day'? I had that feeling. But, to match the rest of my life, it didn't work out and it was indeed, spoilt. Oh, not by a tidal wave of awfulness, but by a slow and creeping better team. Not even Dicks new friend, the Lady Ref could have helped us if she tried. And she tried her very best.
But back to the beginning.
AJ was late to his 50th match and Poacher and Chief were "panicikinginging" about who to place in which ever position needed a person to be placed into. As usual. And, as usual, everyone turned up and we even had spares to give to Sydenham. If they had of asked, which they did. We chose, however, to not exercise that particular spirit of co-operation. Them being Bus Drivers and all.
With numbers looking up for us, we could do some selective resting soon. There are some players whose fitness has been on the wane recently and pushing yourself to and then past the limit to which your body is attuned is not good. For the team as a whole as well. Same with those niggling injuries. Get them healed, get them sorted.We all know and appreciate that you're keen as dijon mustard, but we want you for the long haul, not short term.
Dick seems to be more effective back at his usual spot at fullback with the opportunity to shine and show everyone how it's done. Murray too, is shining at 2nd five with Calum inside him at 1st being marvelously effective and photogenic.
Even with all this good ball the backline was producing, Paddy still couldn't score. He's coughed so many try scoring opportunities, he's contracted pneumonia. Speaking of tries, Kev used all of his inertia and exponential energy reserves to barge through to flop down over the try line, but Bravo bravely did it the old fashioned way by being a nippy back with plenty of go. Call and Frankie slotted some kicks but after leading on two occasions, Sydenham pounced on our weaknessslashtirednessslashwhatever to pop out the back side of 80 minutes with the win.
Sydenham were as they have always been, good hosts after the game but we were not quite in the mood to appreciate their hospitality.
It also seems not many Keiths were in the mood for our own brand of hospitality either, despite their being an huge array of beverages to partake in on the table.
People assume that Keith is a strict progression of cause to effect, but *actually* from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it's more like a big ball of I can't get off the couch and I'd rather be out with my GAA mates anyway type of stuff.
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Incorporated  29th March 2004 Secretary - John McKEAGE
Affiliated with Christchurch High School Old Boys' RFC (Incorporated  19th October 1960) Secretary - Geoff FALLOON
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