Tugs Classics v Classics
Inter River
19th. January 2003

The lone Ranger? - no there's two of them........
The Classics started this game against a 10 man Tugs team and took full advantage as they were three goals up in the first ten minutes. The Tugs were back at full strength but the damage had been done. Rick Geary started the scoring with a fine goal hit low to the left of the goalkeeper. It was Geary's first goal of the season. His second came minutes later and then Billy Ranger hit the third. It gave him great pleasure as the opposing goalkeeper was none other than Ranger's brother. That's how it stayed until half time.

Tugs came out for the second half looking for a goal but the Classics defence was handling everything that they could muster. Midway through the half they did pull one back through Frankie Dove, who spent a short spell with the Classics, when he sent a blistering shot which cannoned off the post and past a helpless Hackel. The Classics restored their three goal advantage within a minute when Alan Burton hit the underside of the crossbar and watched the ball bounce over the line. The Russian linesman confirmed that the ball had crossed the line so the goal stood!

Geary was on hand to make it a memorable day when he completed his first ever hat-trick for the club and then Alfie Deglan completed the rout near the end of the game as he drove the ball hard and low into the bottom corner of the net. Final score 1-6.