Keith v Sydenham S - 7th July 2012
Keith vs Sydenham S
Ground: Bob Deans 3
Mark VAN GROENDAAL
Points: 0-5, 5-5, 5-10, 5-13, 5-18, 5-20, 10-20, 10-23, 10-28, 10-33
Tries: Fred BROADMORE, Shawn MUIR
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Photographs here: http://gallery.keith.org.nz/2012/20120707/
RING-A-RING-A-ROSIE, A POCKET FULL OF POSEY. ATISCHOO ATISCHOO WE ALL FALL DOWN WITH CUTS, BRUISES AND DISLOCATIONS
Walking across the park from the changing sheds, I looked out on a glorious winter's day. Perfect playing conditions underfoot and perfect weather.
But my first thought was, where the fuck is everyone? The Keiths fielded only 17 players, with 8 of those New Boys, and 5 players on loan from another HSOB team which shall not be named. Either there is a big tittied whores convention in town (but then why wasn't Trout and Toad there?) or there are serious injury dilemmas facing the team.
A.J. is still out, but he turns up to watch the boys and offer an encouraging ciggy when needed. Moto returned to active form, but with Unit and Pies and others out for good it seems, we appear to be reaching a crisis point.
Serious injuries this week included a possible fractured jaw for Mark, popped shoulder for Ed, twisted knee for James and a gash to the head for Freddy. These injuries forced us into Golden Oldies scrums for nearly half the game which Sydenham scored from twice.
These injuries don't reflect on a dangerous or highly fractuous game; just one played with intensity and determination. Everyone out there gave their all and when Trouty asked players to play the full 80, no one said no.
Next week we have the Shirley Wankers but if our front row and locks positions cannot stand up to the rigours of a full game (numbers wise) then Thursday nights training will decide if we default or not. We are not going to injure more players by playing them out of position in a high pressure game. If you are a lock, turn up to training and declare your fitness. If you are a prop, turn up to training and declare your fitness. If you genuinely cannot play, contact Trout BEFORE Thursday or forever be known as the person who couldn't be arsed to phone the coach. Not a Keith title I'd like, that's for sure.
Don't make this issue of poor numbers an excuse to not turn up. Make it a point to front up and prove your Keithliness. The team is there for you. You should be there for the team.
But back to the game, damn good tries to Freddy and Shawn. Webby tried his best with the boots as did Moto, but he could only get some good sideline kicks in. Toad without Poacher just didn't seem to work but he did his best. Goober, as the only dedicated lock, was paired up with part timers in the position and consistent locking was not there. Kev and Col made their mark but pushed themselves to the limit without relief which is not good. Heath led the backline by getting into where he was needed and Simon reminded us all of Dirk when he first started. Keen and eager and skinny and porn star good looks.
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