Howe equalises as Sassco tighten up.
It only really happens to Sassco. A player refusing to be captain, then the team wandering around in circles around the sports complex, looking for the changing rooms. Simma’s Sat-Nav sent him to Chester-le-Street, but the actual venue was an excellent complex in Maiden Castle, on 3G surface.
Sassco, again, were missing key players. Dixon, McDermont and Greenwell were missing, while Nick Danks and Lee Ramsay were also missing. There were 13 players there in total, with Nicky Smith making a return as well as Dave Smith, Dave Oxley and Dan Young. Anth Langan didn’t even reply to any texts.
Wildcats were dominant to start with, but actually didn’t really create any clear cut chances. Sassco’s backline were massing in numbers and easily blotting out any dangers. Ironically, Sassco probably had the best chance when the crossbar was hit. We had Thomas Oladunjoye as referee and he had his own idiosyncratic way of officiating and infuriating at the same time. The strangest decision was forcing players to play the ball forward for an in-direct free-kick!
Second half, Muers (under heavy “advice” from his employer) moved to 4-5-1 with Tim dropping from left back to holding player. It worked because Sassco were obviously lacking in out and out attackers and concentrated on frustrating the opponents. Instantly, the team looked more comfortable, but still conceded a goal. Just as it was looking like a 1-0 defeat, Callum Howe, remained on his feet and dashed from the left hand side to the right before shooting across the ‘keeper to give Sassco a well-deserved equaliser.
After the game, Tim took us on a wild-goose chase to find a local pub where we had a deserved drink, and Muers demanded that Wayne Greenwell should be sacked again.