A day to forget........
This was a 'day at the office' for the Classics to forget. 4-0 down at half time tells its own sorry tale as Aldergrove gave the Classics a lesson in all departments of the field. Aldergrove dominated the early play having took control of the midfieid and they moved forward like a Panzer movement with guns blazing and crushing everything that stood in their way. The Classics could only stand and watch, and hope to re-group for the second half onslaught.
The only incident of note was the entrance of Doug Smith onto the field of play. Doug was dressed in his track suit and was busily counting the number of Classics players on the field when he somehow got involved with the play, making probably the best pass of the game so far. The bemused referee could only indicate a free kick as Doug returned to the touchline.
The Classics came out for the second half with a more determined effort and soon pulled a goal back. A free kick was awarded just outside the penalty box in a perfect position for Jim Eden's trusty left foot. Remarkably, the Aldergrove goalkeeper set his wall and asked for them to leave a hole which was reminiscent of something black in Calcutta. The wall was shouting, "hit the ball here" to which Jim duly obliged with his usual aplomb.
It was soon 4-2 when a left wing centre from Bill McAuley was hit by Mike Snow at the goal. The keeper couldn't handle the power of the shot and Billy Ranger was on hand to pick up the fumble and hit his eighth goal of the campaign. A remarkable recovery looked on the cards but Aldergrove soon put paid to that idea. Chuck McGill was moved up to bolster the attack but Algergrove hit another two before the final whistle to kill off any hopes of a revival. It was a welcome return for Larry Thorlakson who has returned to the Classics fold after a long lay off.