L.O.B. vs MZF – Keep Playin’

Keep Playin'
The latest third-person account of my weekly attempt to play eight-a-side football – we wear grey… Keep playin’

The Greys started with a scramble tonight against MZF, and were two players down when referee Ash Pedantic blew for kick-off. Luckily, by the time MZF took their first throw-in our heroes in grey were back up to full strength.

Passing the ball around well at the back and steadily building momentum, the Greys launched a wave of positive attacks. Still, they couldn’t catch a break.

At one point it seemed like MZF’s keeper had done a Roy Carroll and literally thrown the ball into his own net, but a last-gasp intervention by one of his defenders spared him further embarrassment.

Smelling blood the greys went in for the kill, but all of a sudden MZF’s keeper turned into Superman, making saves down low and palming away long range belters like the ghost of Neville Southall.

Eventually Ahmed and Adam combined to steer a bouncing ball towards Alex, who bravely stuck a leg in and beat the keeper to make it 1-0.

Killing the party off almost immediately, however, MZF pulled one back when they made the most of the space the Greys were giving them down the left wing.

The Greys had most of the chances in the second half, and Adam came closest with a somewhat speculative effort that clattered off the frame of MZF’s goal.

Meanwhile, MZF’s angry beardos appealed every decision like it was a World Cup final, totally losing it when something as trivial as a throw-in went the other way. And their token Mourinho on the sideline’s definitely getting a caution from the FA in the morning.

Sadly, MZF made the most of their one second half chance when the Greys failed to deal with a corner that rebounded off the post. Reacting first, a wide-eyed MZF striker smashed the loose ball into the roof of the net to seal an unlikely 2-1 defeat.

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