Union Seleccion bury beleaguered Britanico Bunwar with 8 goals
After a positive first 10 minutes FC Britanico Bunwar fell to their worst defeat of the season against the league leaders early on Saturday morning. Some calamitous decision making and individual mistakes made clear that confidence is low and although a victory is surely just over the hill, it is a steep slope and will need team work and commitment from the entire squad to overcome this rough patch and aim for the summit once more.
Match report by Far North correspondent Michael Langan
Looking to halt an alarming run of form, FCB took on high flying Union Seleccion on a bitter Saturday morning at La Elipa. Forced into an unanticipated late change with Nick coming down with a mystery virus. Our best wishes are with the lad as he battles to recover. The line up was Yea, Rich, Will, Martin, Reece, Fletch, Michael, Steven Sex pest, Ish, Binni and George. After a brightish start FCB had that familiar sinking when Reece miscued a header beyond a helpless Yea. Before FCB could properly regroup, the lead was doubled, after some slack defending allowed Union Seleccion’s forward to have the time he needed to slot home. At two nothing down, the game was in effect over as, save a few long range strikes, FCB really struggled to trouble the opposition and create chances. After a period of relative calm, a quick fire double put any lingering doubts concerning the result to bed, and the mission became simply to save pride.
After a sombre half time break, FCB returned to the field determined to stem the blood loss, but found themselves five down after slack play and defending once more. One thing that, cannot, however, be disputed, is that Union Seleccion have no sense of humour, as they refused to see the funny side of some good humour. Even at 5 nil. Sadly, the score did not remain 5 nil for long, and FCB were again punished in quick fire succession to take the score to 7 nil. In fairness, not too much aspersion should be cast as, by this stage, the game was over and intensity levels on both sides had dropped. After a Bini strike gave FCB the chance to get back in the game and possibly snatch a draw, Union Seleccion restored the 7 goal advantage, with another of their patented ‘get to the byline and cut back’ goals. The regularity of these was alarming, and this is another thing to add to the quickly lengthening list of ‘things to work on.’ As the referee brought proceedings to a welcome conclusion, FCB trudged off the park disheartened and beaten. Next week marks another big test, and this awful run needs to come to an end, as the danger of missing out on the top 12 is now very real. All the best to Nick Boyle, who has informed me that he is now feeling a little better, and we miss him a speedy recovery as he was a huge miss in the middle of the park.
MOTM went to GK Matt Yea.
Silky’s Final Thought:
The film Ladsknobs and Coldpricks telling the story of young men at one with nature with a sporting theme premiered at La Elipa on Saturday morning 4th February which certainly drew some vocal complaints and bemused expressions from the audience. The showing was certified ’18’ as a reflection of the final score and no doubt this yarn will be banished to the archives in no time.