Wednesday 2nd saw the Mighty Narwhals line up against the fresh faced youth of Trinity School in an ill fated attempt to attract some new players. How successful we have been is yet to be seen, but until then – feast your eyes on some Stats!!!
The highly competitive game saw us draw 10-10, our slightly over-weight, slower “physical” polo vs. their youth and enthusiasm. The game saw the return to the pool of Simon “ooooo my back” Tidy, Tris “I thought it was training” Heath and we also saw Chris “grabby” Mann continue his return to full match fitness. We played some decent enough polo in the 3rd and 4th quarter but were let down by our inability to react to Trinity’s danger men in the first half. Nick picked up his customary 5 goals and collected Man of the Match as a result. He also got Moment of the Match for his final second shot in the 4th quarter which dribbled over the line and drew the game. Fluffer this week is shared between Matt “wayward” Finch and Sponge Rob Poo Pants with 4 votes each. Matt got his votes for some off target distribution in the first half, whilst Rob was nominated for fluffing his lines in front of goal. Stu was on the match sheet but he might as well of not been there. We were all disappointed.
A special mention must go to Phil “paper cut” Richards for reffing again – I hear he is taking a ref’s course in a few weeks… I am also giving a section this week to our part-time coach/motivator Zac “backhand compliment” Finch for some absolute zingers this week. A few of my favourites…
To Chapman: “the good news is that at least you weren’t the crappest player in the pool for once – that’s my dad!!”
To me: “The goal was ok – I just think you would be better if you tried harder…”
To the Team: “If you want to win you need to score more goals…”
I am fully supportive of a new section of the website where we document more classic motivational speeches!!
As for the stats themselves, Nick “dribbler” Shute is pushing towards the 100 mark with 10 goals in 2 games. I have put some daylight between myself and Tim pushing into 4th in the goal charts. Holah’s 2 majors push him into 2nd for major king. He is adamant that he doesn’t want the trophy… his performances and brutality rating (3.50) say otherwise!! Gary and Tim are tying in the Maddy stakes with 6 each. Only the Sheikh has done better. Everything to play for as we move into the last 4 months of the season!!
Volo ego eram aptus