Dhiraj informed me that there was a mix up between Timmy and Sean. When Boris first withdrew, I tried re-jigging the suggested line ups, and as I saw that Timmy was logged in, I SMSed him to say he was switched to white in case he only saw the original line ups. He replied that he would bring both. However, a short while later, I completely re-did the suggested line ups, and Timmy ended up with Reds, but I forgot to SMS him again. Timmy called me at about 5.10 pm to ask which colour he was and I told him Red. Dhiraj later informed me that as Sean was late, Timmy had started with Whites and when Sean arrived 10 minutes later, he switched to Reds. He said it was a close game nevertheless.
With Sean a few minutes late and the mixUp underway, REDs kicked off with 7 v 6, with the usual handicap on......little progress as both sides traded attacks and missed chances.
We reverted to 7 v 7 soon and Rainer started the afternoon's proceedings with a deadly curler from way out and a REDs defender standing bewildered 2 m in front of him; yup I was the goalie cemented in my pose as I watched the shot nick in on my left upright.......Game On !
Reds went up 6 - 3 at one stage and it seemed all over, but never-say-never when the Trio of Rainer, Raj n Jye r around - those WHITE lads just kept coming back n brot the score to a nail-biting 6-5 before quick hand signals by REDs' quickly woke up the groundskeeper to shout Time's Up and REDs walked away w a narrow escape.
Notable highlites included : - Azmi slotting in 2 goals in heavy goalmouth action - jet-lagged Sushil surviving substitution (cos no substitutes) despite an own goal and lethargic form post his wild orgy ride w the Harley boys in the US - Timmy marked his return w indentations on the REDs' bodies with his trademark thunderbolt shots - Dave H is definitely not pregnant as his nauseous spells are over ( or he survived first trimester) - Ade only slid tackled once - Imran got the brunt of the WHITEs' volleys in their bid to overcome (completely) the deficit.....bet he's got baboon hands now.... - Dhiraj and Kevin, looked good all dressed up in stockings n studs..