"A really good game between two well matched teams and played in a competitive but well tempered spirit. Re-Union had the better of the early exchanges and went ahead on 20 minutes with an acrobatic shot from 10 yards. Recliners hit back on the half hour mark, when Sharpie burst forward and was bundled over on the edge of the box, but the Ref played the advantage and the ball fell kindly to Simon Bathelona who calmly found the corner of the net with a well placed shot. Momentum swung in favour of Recliners when once again, a menacing Sharpie run into the box and a great cross found Bob Melville unmarked at the back post, who struck a sweet second past the helpless keeper. The game remained pretty even into the second half with decent chances at both ends. Rob Bathelona between the sticks for the Recliners pulled off a series of excellent saves to keep the Orange's ahead. A penetrating ball from Russ Isaacs put Sharpie through on goal after 70 minutes who got the better of the defender and Keeper putting his body on the line to brilliantly cut the ball back into the net from a difficult angle to make it 3-1. Unfortunately, picking up a nasty injury in the process, Sharpie limped off and was to play no further part in the game. Re-Union kept the pressure up and were rewarded with a slightly scrappy second goal as Recliners failed to clear the ball from a corner. The result was secured five minutes from time following some good work from Bob Melville and Simon Bathelona in the box with Simon eventually applying the finishing touch to make it 4-2 from 8 yards out. "
" An excellent game, marred only by the fact that my original match report which was fantastically entertaining and insightful was erased by my Recliners counterpart. Suffice to say it was an excellent game and Recliners fully deserved the win."