Anzac Day April 25 2008

Plains Rangers 0, Internationale 2.

Well, it's Anzac Day, and Wett did say to come well dressed. Kirk is never shy of putting his fashion sense on the line. Note the matching accessories for the Anzac Day poppy. Even Bas is impressed!
In the first half, our strikers were receiving the ball well and feeding it off to the midfield. Here's Jimmy, with Bas behind him and Josh, before he got stretchered off, holding centre midfield. Closer up, you can see Jimmy has his eye on the next move of his opponent. Draw him in ... then pass it.
Sometimes the Inter centre defenders won the ball. Jezza comes across to gather. Down in our defence, Mark is pursued out as he clears the ball. Kirk and Bas are ready to help if needed.
Into the second half, a goal and player down, here's Kirk at work seeing the ball to safety. Bas puts pressure on at the attacking end. You can see why Bas got player of the day. He's in nearly all these shots, at both ends of the pitch, like a good centre midfielder should be.
If Wett calls for it, the Rangers players know to stay out of his road. The Inter players learnt after a while! This Inter striker was hopeful he might miss a catch, but that's a rare event. Very rare.
Bazza brings the ball up the middle, Caleb makes a good run...

The Inter defence clear a free kick, with Bas lurking ready to pounce. The final score, Rangers 0, Inter 2. Rangers exit their first Chatham Cup.

Photos courtesy of Stewart Sutton.

 

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