The Chinese proverb “Give a man a fish, and he’ll eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he’ll eat forever” may well have been written about the latest Dyslexics Untied performance. For it was the unquestionable knowledge of ‘how’ the beautiful game should be played that enabled the lads to overcome what had been dubbed a top of the league clash (for the simple reason that it was a top of the league clash).
I (Moo) had warned the team beforehand of the possibility that some of the players in the opposing team could prove dangerous, and without being modest, I wasn’t wrong. However, One swallow maketh not a summer and despite their Uni player banging in all of their goals, it was Foxy fox and that Big lad we have who stands up front that had the last laugh in terms of goal scoring prowess.
I can’t remember precise times of when we scored and they scored, but what I do remember was a unified, uncontainable, Untied assault that left the opposition confused and to be honest a little bit out of their depth.
Unfortunately the early exchanges were dominated by the unfortunate departure of Bill from the team as he had already played today and felt his Hammy tighten up. This was a particular blight on an otherwise momentous evening, as much had been made of the mercurial ‘show boater’ returning to the action. His brief cameo was entertaining enough however and he made some crisp back passes.
In Milligan, Dyslexics have found an adventurous sweeper who can dazzle with 2 yard passes between himself and Tim. More seriously however he provides a base for most of the attacks and his piercing balls typically play a role in many goals. Once settled the Dyslexics Untied rhythm arrived and the ball was being knocked around at ease. Fox got the ball rolling in fine fashion scoring either side of an opposition strike. His 1st in particular was impressive as he used all his upper body strength to shove aside their tall sweeper, before furiously angling the ball beyond the helped keeper. I found the net a few times with unspectacular drives, I mostly ran around lots as has become my norm..oh and got hit in the balls, which was pretty sore. Up to a point the match was fairly tight with their Uni rep showing good control and shooting to keep pegging us back.
However the night undoubtedly belonged to Sam Fox and the big G-Unitt for scoring 7 goals each. Some of them were a tad harsh, as in smashing the ball at the keeper from a few yards out is always nasty, but thats the nature of the beast. Speaking of beasts, G has developed into an out and out goal scorer and he took all of his goals with typical aplomb. One in particular was sweet as a nut following good passing between Lewis and Fox, G took one touch to steady the ball and his second manipulated the leather sphere quite beautifully into the far corner of the net, not bad for a big bruiser of a man! Cooper was again roaming for much of the night, trying not to let the ginger mop make him too obvious, and was unlucky not to score a fine volley from a Lewis corner. Lewis was himself unlucky not to bag a goal, after finding the post with one strike, he attempted a cheeky late run and head at goal much like his effort in the previous match, but this time failed to connect with the thrown ball. Lewis was industrious throughout the evening, and linkup between himself and Fox was a strong point in the match. Hopefully the man has come out of the match unscathed following a nasty encounter with the netting at the side of the pitch. Coop dog was typically visceral in much of his play, but then somehow uses the pitch as his canvas to paint mystical pictures that shatter the skies above with their style and meaning.
The final score in the match was 16-6 with Tim the reason the score stayed that excessive, making a string of saves, and at one point saving about 3 or 4 strikes in a row from a prone position, incredible stuff. The fact of the matter is, that Dyslexics Untied delivered another unerring performance that will surely have put the big names in Europe on high alert, talents like Fox, Unitt and Milligan (to mention those that played best on the night) are certain to be at the centre of a transfer tug-of-war come the summer window. The rest of the league will likely be thinking how they can stop this sparkling squad and will be hoping that Dyslexics turn up one day on full stomachs. Based on the last few weeks I think it highly unlikely that the boys in red will be letting their guard down. One has to think is this goal scoring going to continue, or is this just the calm before the storm?
Goal of the game: With hardly any goals to choose from, tonight’s award goes to Sam Fox’s first. Practically wreathed in the side netting, he somehow hooked a sumptuous half-volley over the ‘keeper and into the top left corner of the net.
Scorers: George (7), Sam F (7), Moo (2)