Sunday 17th September 2006
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Priestwood rock on and
Manics left fuming
Manics Reserves love to play football, but they love to argue
even more. And argue they did this weekend against FC Priestwood.
Stand in referee, and FC Priestwood's Manager Phil Cooper, took
more abuse in the 90 minutes than the punch bag normally gets
in the week or two down at South Hill Park's Fair.
FC Priestwood were first to go 1-0 ahead. The scorer? None other
than ex-manic Barry O'Connell. All credit due, O'Connell kept
his celebrations to a minimum despite a flurry of sky blue shirts
jumping around like they'd won the league. The fans and supporters
booed O'Connell, but still the Chelsea man maintained his dignity
to his old side.
All was not lost, despite more pressure in the second half,
first Ben Westwood made a save off the line to keep the Manics
in with a chance.
But what started out as a well matched game and excellent second
half, suddenly turned to disaster when FC Priestwood scored
the second goal. First of all claims to a dubious offside, and
secondly the ball supposedly out of play when the through ball
was played. The referee lost control, squaring up to Manics
players, bad language followed from both sides, and O'Connell
even raised his hands to Westwood.
The red mist soon settled though, but apart from Henry Abrahamian's
rocket like half volley, continual moaning and his booking for
entertainment, the match was otherwise a little uninteresting
to watch as Manics couldn't seem to create or put away any chances
All credit to both sides though, both of which battled tirelessly
to the end. It promises to be a great match up in the home leg
for Manics Reserves (If they can keep their cool).
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Manics Man of the Match went to Harry Clowse and the Referee's
player of the match went to Lee Blackman.
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