Law Society 5 Renwick 2
Renwick suffered their second successive Belfast Mini League defeat this afternoon at a very bumpy Ozone, going down 5-2 to a better side, although one who were somewhat flattered by the scoreline. Renwick started pretty well, however the Lawyers took the lead after a clearance from David Walker, centre back in the absence of Strob (who was away in search of a career – what a way to waste an afternoon!), only got as far as a Law player who smashed it through Piemonger’s legs into the net. They soon added to their lead as one of their strikers skipped around a few of our defenders before firing a low shot into the net. However, despite the scoreline the game had been fairly even, with us having a few half-chances at the other end, most of them falling to me. At 0-2 the next goal would be crucial, and it came to Renwick as Simon ‘Duracell Bunny’ Curry hit in a high cross-shot which a Law Society defender couldn’t resist jumping and flicking over his keeper into the net, but we’ll give the goal to Simon. Then with about 5 minutes left before half-time, O Come All Ye Faith-Phil! Phil! Phil! brought the ball into their box and fired past the keeper to score a great goal which he dedicated to Beulah since it was her birthday last week. So we were right back in it, but less than 2 minutes later we were behind again after one of them let fly from 25+ yards giving Joel no chance. Not what a dude needs when he’s having treatment for gambling and alcohol problems.
The Real Andy Currie had turned up before the match with shiny new football boots, so at half-time AJ hauled Steelo (ok I’ll try not and cause another nation-wide investigation by reverting to the 3rd person) off to give him a chance to try them out. However, despite some nice football, Renwick went further behind when a header from corner looped over everyone, even Jonny, and landed in the net. With 20 minutes left and needing 2 goals, Renwick brought on their leading scorer again as we tried to chase the game. However our formation had gone all over the place and we didn’t have any clear-cut chances, AJ going closest with a free kick which left the Law keeper scrambling to push it round the post. With about 85 minutes played, as we pushed men forward, they rather predictably got a fifth, the last action of note on a miserable afternoon for a hard-working Renwick side.
However next week is the big one against the Covenant Breakers of Derryvolgie (PCI chaplaincy), which will be followed the next week by a game of ‘who can break Matt first’. Onwards and Upwards!
RENWICK: Joel, Piemonger (r: AJ, 80), Walker, Stevie, Jonny, Phil, Conor, Mark, Simon, AJ (r: me, 70), me (Andy Currie, ht)
(Photos will follow if and when Rosie finds the time in her busy life to send some across.)