10/02/19 UWMXDHC vs Reading
Eve put an early bid in for DOD by waking up 25 minutes after the meeting time, blaming her flat mate who had come into her room and turned off her blaring alarm earlier that morning.
Despite this we turned up on time, in the rain, and spirits were high before push back. Billy, in goal and having not used the Tesco bag in the car journey down, was suffering from a severe hangover. They were early calls for him to be DOD after he kicked a ball into Mary’s head before we had started. (maybe this was why Mary had to ask what a “16” was during halftime 🤷♂️).
The game started with a Zulu, Billy being boshed by the opposition keeper and losing the kickoff. He retreated to his goal, took off his helmet and ‘took a breather’ 🤢. The first half was scrappy but Warwick looked to be edging it. Luke’s mazy runs allowed him to get a shot off; firing just past the second floor windows of a house overlooking the pitch on his reverse. Scared for their accommodation the Reading players (one of them being Oli’s twin Tom) wiped Luke out the next time; the referee didn’t feel the need to card anyone! Reading pushed on the break with the half nearing the end and nicked a goal. HT 0-1.
Charlie’s words of wisdom at half time fired up the squad. I (Oli) came on 10 minutes later and was back on the bench two minutes later having been shown a green card. The ref wasn’t a big fan of my chicken style running and took exception to my wings clipping the opposition player. He got more annoyed when I then tried to play on having forgotten that I was meant to leave the pitch. I can’t remember much of what happened next, but Lydia’s Instagram story summed it up with a message of how many goals would we lose by? 3 was the answer.
Mentions for MOM were between Alex, who played well on the wing and Pledge. Pledge had apparently saved up some money by not buying pills this week and used it to good effect to bag the MOM award. Solid work 🎉!
DOD was well contested and I deservedly picked up the honour after a brief but eventful debut performance and being a dick to pledge, who did play very well.
P.S shoutout to a solid debut from Kate!
P.S.S shoutout to Ganney for concealing my love bite, I don’t think anyone even noticed
Written by Oli Bradbury👌