Classics v Coquitlam Strikers
Denny Ross
2nd. Nov 2014

Weather: Fair and cloudy with no rain

Players on duty: Danny Jensen, Jim Eden, D. Moore, Pat Rohla, Alan Massender, Larry Thorlakson, Gordie Macklin, David Breen, Daryl Lawrie, Alfie Deglan, Chris Arcari, Lorenzo Arcari, Gino Nonni, Warren Crowley, Pat O'Krane, Will Dixon.

Normal service is resumed......
The Classics returned to winning ways over the Coquitlam Strikers with a comfortable 4-0 victory and Danny Jensen had the final assist in each goal (he didn't really but he gets abusive if he doesn't get a mention in the match report). The first goal came after Willy Dixon (in future to be known as Willie Wonka) ran down the right and crossed the ball to Gordie Macklin who slotted the ball home from close range. Not long after, the second goal was scored, courtesy of Alfie Deglan who placed a well positioned shot to the right of the keeper from outside the penalty box. Deglan, the shy, retiring, modest person that he is said, "I can't remember how I scored it." The third goal came near the end of the first half and it was netted by Alan Massender who was returning to the team after a load period with the Waipio Peninsula Soccer Team in Hawaii, where he had been sent to sharpen up his goalscoring skills. It worked a treat as Massender rattled the ball into the roof of the net after it bounced kindly for him following a scrambled play. Massender was later heard to comment, "I'm a roofter not as poofter!"

The second half performance was not as convincing with the Classics not being able to keep their shape, nor were they able to find any rhythm. In the first half the team played good flowing football whereas in the second half they performed more liike The Keystone Kops at times - it was like comparing caviar to tripe. However, they managed to score another goal near the end of the game. A short corner was sent from Daryl Lawrie to Larry Thorlakson who pumped over a centre which Warren Crowley pounced upon to head downwards. The ball bounced deceivingly to bounce over the 3ft 3ins keeper and into the net for the final activity of the day. On the positive side, the defence managed to keep a shut out - finally we have a keeper who doesn't have backache through picking the ball out of the net! On the negative side, Jimmy Butler's goal drought continued as he failed to find the net again. David Breen deserves a specail mention as well as he attempted (twice) to beat the Rick Geary 'Guinness Book of Records' for the minimum playing time on the field, which he just failed to do by 37 seconds.

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The crap award would have gone to Tony Short had he been at the game. Shorty, seasoned traveller as he is, managed to book his flight to England via a Vancouver - Chicago - Manchester route. However, our intrepid tourist managed to book a flight from Vancouver - Chicago - Manchester (New Hampshire, USA). The match at Chilliwack next week has been cancelled due to the Wack not being able to get a team together. Therefore the Formula One 'NEW CAR' trials will also be postponed. Jim 'Nico Rosberg' Eden is very disappointed at not being able to test drive any new models.

Final Score: Classics 4 Coquitlam Strikers 0 (3-0)

GK: D. Moore
Crap Award: A. Massender