Bar FC retains second spot on the league ladder


Under clear sunny skies and sporting their new, ever so flattering, strip NSW Bar FC faced off against the formidable, pink-jersey clad, Announcer FC in The Domain at lunchtime today. Manager, David (call me Sir Alex) Stanton, was a picture of calm as he gave last-minute instructions to his charges before the 1.15 pm whistle. The ever competitive (Captain) Simon Philips took command of the backline which amply supported Keeper Harris.

NSW Bar FC lost the toss and was forced to run uphill and into the sun. The attacking midfield combination of Free and Canceri gave striker Di Michael plenty of early ball and opportunities but were repelled by a fierce Announcer FC backline. What appeared to be a great clearing kick from the Announcer FC backline just outside its penalty area made fortuitous impact with Griscti’s face at left-wing which gave a loitering Di Michael the opportunity needed to draw first blood about half way through the first term – a great assist Griscti!

Running downhill in the second half NSW Bar FC showed great skill and control of the ball with further opportunities by Canceri and Di Michael squandered. A few early forays by the opposition were quashed by (Ben) Phillips, Fordham, de Meyrick and (Simon) Philips all of whom played a solid defensive knock.

The end result, a convincing 1-0 win to record the Bar’s fourth success of the season and cementing its second spot on the ladder, just one point behind Divisional leaders K & L Gates.

31 May 2013

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