Wed 12th October 2005 Garnett A 1 (1) vs. (1) 1 Dyslexic United.
On match day two Garnett A were paired with what will surely be among their main title rivals Dyslexic F.C. After both teams had begun the season with good wins it was clear the two heavyweights of the division would put forward a keenly contested game with the winner sure to take a psychological advantage with them for the rest of the season.
For the first ten minutes the A's started much the same way as the week before with some neat and at times breathtaking one touch football. Matt Hill in particular pulling the strings in the middle with good vision. This coupled with the tenacity and commitment of Pearce's tackling made life very difficult for a three strong Dyslexic central midfield. A challenge of physical toughness and skill which the Dyslexic central three soon found to be of a nature they cannot be used to.
It was clear that Dyslexic had come with a game plan to be as physical as possible against a more pacy and superior football team and in all fairness the opposition looked every inch a side that are in their third season together. Causing the Garnett rear guard a few problems with long balls toward their big players on the edge of the box.
The rest of the half was spent with both teams jostling for supremacy and with Garnett not really creating much going forward. It was fortunate that Smith and Mercer held strong in the face of some pretty persistent ariel bombardment.
The second half was much the same for the opening period with neither team creating any real chances. Most of the ball seemed to find it's way into a congested midfield with Garnett unable to make use of dangerous wingers Mullan and Tomei. With thirty five minutes left on the clock the A's chief tormentor the week before Steve Cowels came on for rapid and impressive debutante Emmet and preceded to lead the line well in difficult circumstances.
It was Dyslexic who finally managed to create the first meaningful chance of the half when a ball found their sub striker who while his hairstyle resembled that of a certain ashes hero Kevin Pieterson his coolness under pressure certainly did not and with only Harty to beat he managed to scuff his shot away for a goal kick.
While a draw was a little harsh all players can take great pride in a battling performance that keeps the A's in a strong position after only two games of the season!
Team: K Harty, .K.Holmes, G.Polzin, M.Hill, A.Smith (MoM), D.Mercer D.Mullen, C.Pearce, S.Emmet (S.Cowels), H.Tomei (N.Heslop), C.Allen 1,
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