[Edit: Today’s match report comes from Finch Snr. Somewhat surprisingly late for someone who has a lot of time on his hands at the moment… we are all very disappointed in his tardiness…]
A long time ago (or so I’m told) [edit: 2 weeks to be exact…], a Narwhals side deflated by the presence of Weeble and shorn of all 3 of our recognised pit men took on a Kingston 2 side full of vigour and enthusiasm.
Narwhals, as per usual, started slowly with Kingston taking an early lead – but our brave boys fought back with a well taken 6m free throw goal from Rob ‘dependable’ Dickinson and a fluke (obviously) from Nick (3×3) Shute.
This was the first of many Nick goals, picking up a treble hat-trick (9 goals for the uninitiated). I wish I could remember them all, but alas I can’t. There were a few shots from the arc, a push shot and others. It would certainly seem that Mr Shute prefers us to play with no recognised pitman!!
The Narwhals went into the second quarter 2 – 3 down but had soon drawn level through a Nick goal. The quarter remained level pegged, 5 all at half time.
The third quarter went the same way as the second with both teams level pegging, only this quarter saw messers Lombardo (x2), Dickinson, King-Tenison and another Nick goal keep us level. 10-9 at the end of the 3rd.
The final quarter was dominated by the Narwhals, scoring 6 goals (4 by Nick) to Kingston’s 2, surely as a result of our superior fitness (LOL), in the end it was a comfortable result although the game hung in the balance until the final quarter. Final score 16 – 11 to the Narwhals.
Man of the match went to Ed for his assists*
Moment of the match went to Charles and Nick for the beautifully worked back post goal.
Fluffer went to me for being ill (and useless admittedly 😀)
Messers Young, Loveless and Finch jr have taken an early vacation and are tasting fine wine in the Douro Valley.
* no not really, Nick obviously won it for his 9 goals!