Bar FC back on the pitch (at last) and victorious


Bar FC had a very satisfying 2-0 win over BNP Paribas under beautiful sunny skies in the Domain yesterday.

After a couple of early scares, Bar FC dominated most of the first half, capped off by a very well taken left foot strike by Darcy Munce (pushing up from left back after being released by Lindsay J) to put Bar FC up 1-0 after about 10 minutes.

Dan Pace, Joel Cook and Jeh Coutinho bossed the midfield and used the extra space around the park well. Jackson Cooper did very well providing support by alternating between right midfield and right back.

Deservedly 1-0 at half time.

Early second half, redoubtable John Harris make a couple of excellent close range saves, Munce cleared one off the line and Bar FC (somewhat luckily) survived a half-hearted shout for a penalty for a handball in the scramble.

After Morrison had (inexplicably) missed what, by his own admission, was at least 3 golden (almost unmissable) chances and Munro (marauding forward) also missed an open goal, Cook showed us how finishing should be done by winning the ball well outside the box, jinking past at least 3 opponents and calmly chipping the keeper to put Bar FC 2-0 up (with about 10 to go). A really exquisite goal.

Bar FC then 'parked the bus' (Simon Philips’ favourite formation) and ran down the clock without being seriously threatened.

All in all a pretty good performance, which, but for Harris’ heroics, and Morrison’s profligacy, could and probably should have finished 4-2 in favour of Bar FC.

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