"Diddy men rule"
By Andrew Cook
"Diddy men rule" by John Dunning
Report by John Dunning:
Hoylake Meteors vs West Kirby Wasps
Meteors 4 Wasps 3
17h of March 2018
‘DIDDY MEN RULE”
Man of the match Daniel, took one for the team and for consistent attacking, passing and defending
"...without imperfections the human race wouldn't exist.." this is so true (and relevant) to the shear enthusiasm of our mini league stars who should always look up and not down at their feet! No bendy bully prizes here, all players deserved the speed boat. Spring might have eluded us again but who cares with our Meteors burning up the atmosphere around Bidston yet again. It's Paddys day, grab a Guinness or 10, sit back and enjoy.
1/4 - G= Daniel D= Philip Jake F= Luca Luke
What the......? Watch in slow motion.... Split second timing, the ball drops, passed from Luca to Luke. Luke pivots, parries, feints past the defence in a blur and thumps it home GOOOAL! No6/7 retaliate, stopped by the wall of Philip and Jake defences. Philip with a run at the goal left to right but subdued by Wasps defence. No7 fast run back at Meteors gets past Jake, fires, save by Daniel. Stung into action by Wasps ventures into Meteors half, Jake to Luke to Luca who finds space, strikes into the Wasps heartlands well saved by Wasps goalie. More saves from Daniel and near misses from Philip rounded off this superb 1st ten minute session
2/4 - G= Luca D= Philip Daniel F=Fin Luke
Seconds out instant domination by Meteors, Fin leading moving well with Luke as solid support. Quick reply from Wasps No7 past Philip and Daniel excellent save from Luca. Luca rolls out to Daniel passes up the line to Luke, thunderous attempt shaking the cages. A wild ball finds itself at Philips feet, head up, route planned, throttle pinned back GOOOAL. Wasps back in the game two in formation flying past another great save from Luca. Daniel drives up to Fin, Fin taking two, three, strike....stopped short by Wasps goalie.
3/4 - G= Jake D=Luca Luke F= Daniel Philip
Change of sides, snow stopped and the sun out. Philip passes to Daniel smashed it to the target well saved by Wasps. No5/6 attacking formation, 1st attempt halted by the superior defending of Luke/Luca, No5 again volleys over Jake GOOOAL for Wasps. Meteors respond, Luke driving from the back, assist to Daniel whoosh past the goal mouth, so close. Wasps return, through our defences scooped up to safety by Jake. Fin on for Philip, straight into action bobbing and weaving like a seasoned pro boxer gets so close to scoring I had my pen to paper, big gasps from the crowd. Pressure pot formed in our half, Daniel leading, Luke providing solid back-up, another save by Jake. Relentless and tireless attacks from Wasps turning the game into a rugby match in front of the Meteors goal, Daniel struck clean on with a powerful shot, monetarily dazed but not fazed gets back into the scrum like action.
4/4 - G= Luke D= Philip Fin F = Jake Luca
Final flurry, snow, dark clouds , driving wind and a super energetic game of football. No7/5 on the attack well defended by Philip and Fin. No6 broke through for a fast GOOOAL, no chance for Luke to save it. Fin driving through all the way from the back on his own, nowhere to go solid Wasps defending. Great effort Fin. More Wasps attacks on our half piling the pressure on. Luca break to Jake left right left again pass to Luca back to Jake off his left foot GOOOAL, strike into the left corner of goal. Fin out for more with a glorious run up the left wing, gets snarled up in the Wasps nest. Great piece of goalkeeping from Wasps. Wasps regroup, slight change of tactics saw No7 smash one past Meteors GOOOAL. Ball back in play, Fin again, to Jake to Luca back to Fin, back again to Luca who slots a peach of a GOOOAL. Big assist from Fin.
Daniel back in from injury for Fin, form defending, more pressure from Meteors in the dying seconds of this epic battle.
Thanks to the Andy’s and Ref Rob, Have a great weekend