Tangerines come back from two down to graft out a result as the era comes to the end
Friday night before Ramsey’s last game as LC coach and a few from Orkney and Islay in the Reindeer Sports bar with DJ being of the Dave Johnson variety as Bolsh is at the Palethorpe’s. With Mrs Ramsey also imbibing a great night was had by all and a lie in on Saturday with LC having an afternoon game much needed.
For a change LC had a bumper squad of 15 and lined up with Chazzer in goals, Camsterazi, Francisco, JC and Arbuckloa at the back, Joe Shaylor, Buchanzini and Redderski in the middle and Dunners, Frazola and G force up top. Bench of Alexandro, Big W, Jonno and Shaymar.
First 20 minutes is end to end with Dunners having a couple of good chances for LC with the keeper or a defender making a timely block. Then G force powering a free kick just past. At the other end a couple of dangerous long throws from Wollaton and then a free-kick knocked on and a runner not picked up and Chazzer no chance for 0-1 which was a bit cruel on the balance of play.
Rest of the half LC are totally dominant with Alexandro and Jonno now on but can’t get the equalizer they deserve despite good efforts from Joe Shaylor, G force and Buchanzini. HT and LC 0-1 down when really they deserved to be ahead. Second half and Shaymar on for Arbuckloa and early in with Wollaton’s first attack of the half a great angled shot for 0-2.
LC up their game however and have the best of the rest of the half. Two great chances for Alexandro , then a Francisco free-kick touched onto the bar by the keeper and a couple of goal mouth scrambles cleared with LC just not getting the break of the ball. Then 20 minutes in and LC finally get the goal they deserve with Alexandro turning on a sixpence before powering home. 1-2.
The rest of the match is frantic with LC pushing for the equalizer but Wollaton holding firm and Frazola and Dunners now back on and looking lively. Then a long throw from Shaymar nodded on and Dunners heads passed the keeper for 2-2 with the Wollaton linesman for some reason going apoplectic and trying to tell the referee his job.
Thereafter challenges lunging in and both teams pressing for the winner with an early bath for JC and Arbuckloa now back on to stem the flow. 2-2 it finished and LC deserved at least that but showed great fight to come back from 0-2 down to get a point. Everyone gave their all in a great last game with JC MOM but Redders and Joe Shaylor not far behind.
The last 11 years has been a great ride with LC having three promotions and winning the YEL Div 3 title in 2012 and the team, like today, always doing themselves and Ramsey proud. Today was the typical wholehearted gutsy performance with no shortage of skill that has been their trademark. Life will not be quite the same. Thanks guys. You tangerines!