SENIORS 2-1 W
RESERVES 3-2 W
THIRDS 1-2 L
SKOBs welcomed top of the table Old Camberwell to fortress HDR for a round 8 encounter that saw both sides keen to atone for losses in the previous week.
The game started as a tightly contested encounter with neither side being able to break the deadlock. Andy Fev made an early exit, as a persistent hamstring problem ended his day prematurely for the second week in a row, and he was replaced by Shower Club President Sacha. Both sides entered the sheds at half time goalless.
The gaffer’s was keen for it remain that way, but that’s not how the script read. With SKOBs looking dangerous off set pieces once again, SKOBs were able to get their noses in front, courtesy of a goal from Charlie Baby-Faced-Killer Kenihan, slotting the ball away following a scramble in the box following a corner.
The visitors were clearly becoming frustrated at not being able to break down a freshly promoted side and the game started to become a bit fiery. What followed was a truely bizarre passage of the game.
As Old Camberwell sent an advanced free kick into the box, Dale ran into the shoulder of his own centre half as he ran out to intercept the free kick, which left him floored on his backside. With the goalkeeper out of the equation, an Old Camberwell player was able to put a header on target, only for Tom Tip-Rat Fehervari to take a clean save with both hands on the line. As both players and supporters stood stunned with what they were seeing, Tip knew what was coming, and began to make his way towards the sheds. Old Camberwell slotted the resulting penalty, with Dale guessing the wrong side of the goal. Parity restored.
SKOBs kept pushing even though they were down to 10 men , and if not for good goalkeeping from Dale, the home side could have been behind. In one of the final plays of the game, with Old Camberwell pushing hard to find a winner, SKOBs had their opponents on the break. An asking overlapping run by Brad was met by a magical back-heel through ball from Sacha. Brad with the ball at his feet and in on goal behind the Old Camberwell defence, cooly squared it up for new boy Peter Zapantis to slot home his first SKOB goal. This sent the 10s of home fans into raptures, and the visiting bench into despair.
The final whistle blew, seeing SKOBs defeating their visitors, and moving them within 3 points of top spot. The boys from HDR will welcome another strong opponent, Brandon Park, to the fortress this coming Saturday which will see SKOBs look to cement their place in the top end of the table.