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Round 20 and 21.

Men’s Premier 2’s Lost to YMCC 2-1

Last week we had a tough even battle  – the stuff of legends – against a top ranked team, so close it made the 2-1 loss even more infuriating.
It showed us that despite our location on the ladder, we really are a good team who can challenge the top teams.

We had a Tuesday midweek game over at Shenton this week and it was almost as if history was repeating itself. Some superb dominance from Zeus at the front saw him rewarded with the first goal on the scoreboard. However with exactly one minute to go till half time, YMCC just like our opposition from the previous week, came back with a goal of their own to even it all up at 1 all at half time.

The thing with losing the lead just before half time means that we’re in the change rooms sitting there frustrated and disheartened, whereas our opposition is now pumped with a renewed sense of “we can do this guys – let’s win”.

The second half saw some great performances from TC our Mug winner and our captain Domby and we had some opportunities in the form of 3 shorts and some field goal attempts however it was YMCC who converted their short with 20 minutes to go who would eventually come away as victors. Special mention goes to Lachy for being yellow carded for trying to pick on the female umpire – shame on you. She would have none of that. A close game and a disappointing result.

Men’s Premier 2’s Lost to Suburban 3-2

It was the our second match for the week, and our second last one of the season. Sitting in ninth, it was essential that we secured a victory against the 11th ranked team namely Subs.
This looked promising in the first half with Viner slotting in a field goal ten minutes into the match. We were the stronger team and this should have been an easy one for us to win. Despite us knowing that our weakness is letting in a goal just before halftime, we STILL managed to let one in against us 5 minutes before half time. 3rd match in a row we’ve let the other team equalise just before half time. Once again 1-1 at half time.

Ten minutes in, once again a goal was scored, but this time by Subs. 2-1 down and the bench was starting to get angsty. It took not 1, not 2, not 3 but 4 short corner attempts for us to finally convert a goal and it was a Squibb push to the bottom right corner. Sub’s goalkeeper was the same one as for the 1’s match and he really was having an amazing day.Matty Sweetman on our side was having a blinder and got nicely rewarded with the mug for the game. We managed to hold out against two of Subs’ corner attempts and then Lachy got sent off with a yellow card, his second one this week to put us a man down with ten minutes to go. This was just the edge that Subs needed and they scored a breakaway field goal while we were a man down with 6 minutes to go.
Our trapping was poor, our marking was a little bit average and our communication needed a lot of improvement. It was these basics which saw us throw away the match in the second half to see the final score at 3-2 against us.



So, I’m currently captaining a summer league mixed hockey team at the Perth Hockey Stadium for the months of October, November and December (possibly Jan through to March too).

Our team name is TEAM VUVU, as our regular club teams are notorious for our vuvuzela usage in regular winter season.

We needed team shirts, and a lot of people wanted polos (me, not such a fan playing sports in them!)
Polos were expensive to print, and were gonna cost over 40 dollars each to have them double sided, so I decided to try my hand at screen printed.

Here is the result… shirts ended up costing 20 bucks to make. MUCH cheaper:) And they look pretty good for a first time effort!

At first sight

It’s weird you know.. attraction…
You see it in the movies, someone walks in, another spots them and instantly falls in love.

Yeah right, like that actually happens in real life.

Well.. I have a bit of a confession to make.

Earlier this year, I saw someone. I didn’t know his name, age, occupation, personality, anything really.
But wow! I felt myself instantly attracted to this man.
He hadn’t seen me, and didn’t even know of my existence.


Then one night, he spotted me from across the room. I hadn’t noticed, but my friend did. Apparently he was looking over in my direction for a good half hour. That was before my friend and I had left, me still completely oblivious. We were going to the local pub, and within ten minutes of us getting there, who should walk in, but him and his mates.
Within minutes he had made interaction, and you know what, his personality was amazing.
Turns out he was foreign, with an accent, and we had very similar tastes in pretty much everything we talked about.

Insane. At the end of the night, he needed a ride home, and we felt so at ease with one another, that it wasn’t long before we were belting out car karaoke, as if we’d known each other for years. He even liked the same music as me.

It wasn’t long before we were “dating”, but it was short lived. A family member of his was dying from cancer, and he had to return home, on the other side of the world. We still keep in contact. He still makes me laugh, and is so easy to talk to, and is still amazing.
The only time I get to see him these days, is watching him on foxtel, because his occupation is a Professional Sportsman, and he represents his country and is amazing at it.

Tough Times. At least I get to regularly boast about the warm weather that we are having here, whilst he’s freezing his ass off, currently in Europe. heh heh…

But what terrible luck!