ERIN HIBS 3 LONDON HIBS 0
Saturday 14 August 1999
Report by Kevin Robertson
|Here we go then. But
first it was not such a disaster, we only had two London Hibs guys playing for us and 3
occasionals. Grant Ramsey and Tony Fryars were the originals and they played very well.
Myself, Scot Drummond and Mike McSherry were relatively pants. That's ok though as we
don't normally play. I manage the team, Scot supports and Mike talks well about us.
We had five no shows, including John Leslie, John Wright, George Wright and John Weavers.
So what was the team:
Scot Drummond, goalie.
Grant Ramsey, right back changed to Mike's cousin Ryan in the second half.
Al McGarry, centre back, friend of Scot, not played for two years.
Tony Fryars, centre back, all 5'4" of him. Switched with guest coming off and London
Hibs very own Tim Upton coming on.
Left back : Guest don't know his name, he was from the home team (GARETH I THINK)
Centre Midfield & Captain: Me, I was total pants and had the pace of a drunk rhino
with physique to match.
Guest centre: Not too good and can't remember his name. Replaced by Mike McSherry who
skited all over the place in trainers.
Guest left midfield: A bit better.
Guest right midfield: Again no bad.
Centre Forward: Dean, Mikes wee cousin. No bad.
Guest: Kinda lost, just looking for the ball.
The game was a bloody haze really. We had to borrow their players which was embarrassing.
Mike had driven up from London and was obviously knackered, he was late so the team played
in Skins initially until Mike delivered the London Hibs Brazilian tops.
I got in at 5am and was out for 10am, feeling very rest and fit, NOT.
Big Scot had flown in from IBIZA to London then got the 6.50am flight up and was clearly
knackered. Grant and Tony had also driven up.
By now you are getting the picture?
The game itself was quite even in the first half, they nicked a senseless goal after TF
had played some crazy dribbling at the back lost possession and they scored. Scot kept us
in the game at first but in the second half made a BLUNDER by punching the ball onto one
of their forwards head 2-0. Their
keeper was very good and saved a couple of certain goals with acrobatic saves.
3-0 was a fair result really, given the team we had. I was disappointed in some of our
boys turning up and it makes me reluctant to organise again for 2000. They had a bunch of
fit lads in the main and a couple of players who were clearly good when younger. Their
goalie, centre back the aggressive
Stevie Carr and their right back were the pick of the bunch with Mark Lally useful in
Trust me when I say the ERIN Hibs boys beat a representative team only, that's a little
churlish but it's true. My full strength team would have creamed them. That is the History
of "IF". They beat what was put in from of them and deserved it.
It was good to meet Willie Dunn and Stu Crowther and another couple of the NET guys.
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