Post Holiday Blues

After almost a month out of the pool the 8 strong team of Narwhals, due to every excuse under the sun including trying to open a beer with the side of your finger, took on the 12 of Avondale. Another game, another close loss, 10 – 8. However we actually played some fairly nice polo considering the complete absense of training over the last few weeks, but lack of players was again our downfall as we could barely swim by the end.

Chrissy Mann took a stint in goal to start, and after 4 goals in the first quarter to our 2 (to be fair it was mainly poor defending) Finchy went back where he belonged. This resulted in a very good second quarter, scoring 3 and conceding 1 leveling the game at 5 – 5. It was all to play for after the third at 8-7 but we never had the energy to get back into the game in the last quarter. Goals for Popovic, Finch and Oggy added to Shute’s 5 for, all that training in Croatia obviously paid off.

Man of the Match went to Andy “it’s not like the old days, no one was grabbing my cock” Ogg for getting beaten up in the pit all game. They had 7 man outs to our 4 so our man up needs some work. When that will happen is anyones guess.

Moment went to Nick “gets better when he doesn’t train” Shute for the outrageous lob on the buzzer at the end of the first. Not quite sure what the keeper was doing.

Fluffer went to Spongerob “stop working so hard” Fluffman, who didn’t vote, but wouldn’t have made much difference. I believe his miss from 2 meters actually took a deflection, however this award was for general incompetant passing into the pit. Dust yourself off son, get yourself training and move on.

Great to see Chrissy Mann back in the pool again, though 3 majors and a self inflicted vote for Fluffer probably isn’t really the come back you wanted. Cheers to “there’s only one way I know to get a bloody finger” Floater for reffing and “when can he start actually playing?” Zach for doing the table. Here’s to hoping the number pick up now the holiday season is over.

p.s. At least Stitt maddied