WHAT A LOVELY SUNNY DAY
Saturday 1st November
Bury 4s v Magpies 6s
On a day which felt more like a day in June we were all basking in the glorious sunshine and admiring the blue sky amongst the very pleasant backdrop of Culford School (there are also many other good public schools in the area). The 6th team have had a poor season to date with their only points coming in the very first league game of the season, since then it has been only defeats to ponder, and i’m afraid this was the case today also.
The first half was very much the more equal and competitive of the two. Both sides were having opportunities. Bury had the first opportunity to score when Magic was penalised by stopping a ball entering the goal on the line with his body. The resultant flick was poor, but none-the-less well saved by the legs of Steve in goal. Bury soon carved out another opportunity, and with defending being lapse, Magic was left with two to mark, he went to the player at the top of the D to try and halt the attack, but this player passed to an unsighted attacker at the near post who neatly popped the ball over the line. This however had a spurring effect on Magpies, whom within a couple of minutes were scoring their own goal. As highlighted by Roger at half time, it showed what happens when we make simple passes and make good runs off the ball. This allowed a lively and skilful George Hunt to strike from the top right of the D into the bottom left of the goal.
1-1 at Half time.
The second half I’m afraid was marred by one moment of ridiculous Magpies defending and two umpiring decisions which defied belief in the Magpies camp. All 3 moments led to goals for Bury within a 10 minute period. Magpies also suffered from a lack of a decision being made at the other end, from a short corner a good shot was struck only for it to hit a Bury foot on the line and then the post. Nothing given.
4-1 to Bury at Full time.
It must be pressed home that every single one of the 12 players representing Magpies during the match put a lot of effort in and couldn’t have done much more for the team. Special mention goes to Marc Ash, since he first pulled on a Magpie shirt a few weeks ago, his rise in performance has been quite staggering in my opinion, long may it continue.
Man of the Match I think can only be our scorer on the day, I thought he was continuously lively throughout the match, showing skill and pace, and with a little encouragement, even helped out with defending.
MOTM; George Hunt
Reporter; Tom ‘magic’ Miller