BC Transit v Surrey Classics FC
South Surrey #8
17th. April 2011

Weather: Fine with a mild wind

Transit doesn't stop for the Classics ..........
The Classics made the trip to South Surrey to renew acquaintances with old foes BC Transit for a friendly game in the build up to this years Vernon Tournament. Without a regular keeper, Dean Herbert again volunteered to do his stint between the sticks while the remainder of the team was an unorthodox line up as several players were missing, either through injury or work commitments. The game kicked off and it was evenly matched for the first period of play although the home side had the better of the attacking chances. Herbert came to the Classics rescue with a fine diving save to his left from an effort that looked goal-bound although Transit eventually took a two goal lead in the first half with two well taken goals which they fully deserved on the balance of play.

The second half was a different story with the visitors having the better of the chances although they couldn't convert their pressure to any goal-worthy efforts. Transit made the scoreline 3-0 after their attacker took on last man Robbie Keam and rounded him to plant a fine strike home past Herbert. In Keam's defence he was suffering with injury as were several of the other Classics players. The nearest the visitors came was late in the half after a free kick was awarded some 25 yards out. Keam was called on to take a shot on the direct kick and it almost brought rewards. However, the Transit keeper made a fine save by diving to his left and punching the ball upwards. The ball hit the crossbar and ricocheted back down into the six yard box only to be cleared by a grateful defender.

The only downside to the game was the sending off of Chuck McGill along with a Transit player for a cooling off period after both players 'lost their bottle' after a midfield scuffle, something akin to a scene from a cartoon including Popeye and Bluto! The main focus after the game was the Transit manager who was hearing ringing in his head or was it a cell phone? Neither, it was an ice cream van! Sorry Ian but you should just concentrate on feeding the humming birds with the left over hotdogs! The resultant drinking contest was declared a draw although there was some definite alcohol abuse from the Transit manager minutes after the result was declared. The run out on the field was a good warm up for both teams and one which will be continued in two weeks time as a return match has already been arranged.

Final Score: 3-0 (2-0)

Yellow: C. McGill
GK: D. Herbert