Match Report
Shine Sports v Redland Ramblers


League Division 4


Shine Sports


Redland Ramblers


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Match Reports

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Redland Ramblers Report:

" Ramblers were itching to get back into action after a long, weather enforced layoff. Hopes of maintaining their unbeaten run were boosted when Dan gave them an early lead from the edge of the box. Then came the first of a series of injuries when Dave hobbled off with a re-occurrence of a back problem. A speculative cross cum shot from Ali on the left hit the post and nearly rebounded into the net off a defender. Helped by a strong wind and a slope Dan netted his second a short while later. Then came the second Redland injury. Mark, jumping with a defender suffered a nasty cut chin stopping play for several minutes. He was eventually helped off and sent to A & E for stitches. Hope his good looks don't take too much of a knock! Dan had claimed the match ball by half time when he scored his third. Paul in the Redland goal was enjoying a relatively quiet morning until a shot skidded underneath him to give Shine some hope at the break. Most of the second half was played at the Redland end with Shine using the wind and slope to their advantage. Despite the pressure few direct attempts were made on the Redland goal with the back 4 holdng firm and some gallant defending right through the team. Bruce was next on the Redland casualty list when damaging his knee whilst clearing. An ambulance was about to be called until the pain eased off and the team were relieved to find the injury not as serious as feared. He was clearly unable to continue so Dave came back on and helped link play up front despite the obvious pain he was in. Dan then sealed the game with his 4th goal which the keeper originally looked to have saved. No prizes for guessing Ramblers' man of the match - I'm sure he will be reminding the team how many he scored for months to come. The true winners were the whole team who battled bravely in difficult conditions on a bumpy, unmarked pitch, to grind out another sound victory. Mention should also go to our opponents who never gave up and played the game in a great spirit."