Monday, 7 February 2011

Unity FP 4 v Retford United 0 - North Midlands Under 19 League

Truth be told, a very useful Retford United side were given a bit of a lesson tonight by the irresistible Unity FP side (formerly Hucknall Town Unity).
One Retford player, we'll call him either Reece or Thommo to protect his identity, nearly earned himself a different kind of lesson altogether, that he wouldn't have forgotten about in a hurry.
But he was fortunate that when he went in on the Unity keeper (who was on the deck with both hands on the ball), with what was a blatant studs showing stamp ... that the giant of a man that is Morris Samuels, is a gentleman who knows about self restraint.
"Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight?"
"The same thing we do every night Pinky - try to take over the world!"

Samuels and the rest of us who were stood near the incident and had a clear view of it, were incensed by what we saw ... if one of the lads from the Unity project had carried out a similar 'assault' there would've been uproar, I'm sure of that.
Thankfully Alan Avery and Morris Samuels' side let their football do the talk and roughed the young Badgers up legitimately, by outclassing them in the noble art of football, instead of going looking for retribution.

"The way things are going, they're gonna crucify me!!
The man who came in from the Nottingham Evening Post

I was stood with Morris when the sneaky 'attack' took place, I can't compliment him enough for keeping his composure.
Somebody asked me after the game if I would've have intervened if my friend Mr Samuels would've responded to what had happened with justifiable anger.
I replied "Of course ... I would've stepped in if he'd kicked off ... and offered to hold his coat for him while he did whatever he thought was right"
I'm mates with both of these teams managers, Chris and Phil on the Retford bench genuinely hadn't seen what their player had got away with, or they would've dealt with him accordingly.
Both teams got what they deserved tonight, result wise ... one Retford United player is a very lucky lad that aggression isn't something you associate with Unity FP