A tale of two tackles

Great turn out again tonight, thanks to everyone who turned up. AWF welcomed back Jim Stewart after an injury lay off.
Mike Muir suffered a calf injury earlier on in the week and came to referee, Cheers Mike.

For the third week in a row, all the teams were evenly matched, the first match finished goalless, Pete Bell and George McKenzie both doing exceptionally well in goals for their respective teams.

There were a few errant tackles flying about tonight, however, none of them were done with any malice or bad intentions.
Everyone looked on in horror as Jim Stewart was sent horizontal by a mistimed Toshy tackle, Jim landed with a thud that was probably heard in Carnoustie.
Next to go down was our oldest player (George Muir), he was upended by an over-zealous challenge from Brian Wallace. Again, it must be stressed that there was no bad intent. George Muir pulled up in a later match with a calf injury, this had nothing to do with the early challenge from Chopper Wallace. All of us wish George a speedy recovery and hope to see him back soon.
Men of the matches tonight were – David Milne. David Beattie and Jim Stewart.

Brian (chopper) Wallace

6 thoughts on “A tale of two tackles

  1. And not a single player pulled up for running. .
    Another week of evenly matched teams with taking chances separating the men from the boys. . Picking teams at the start is working well..
    Michael Muir, get round and massage that calf of your poor daddy… 😊

  2. It was a brilliant night of football really enjoyed myself. I would say the passing is getting much better with very few going astray. Sometimes teams forget to leave defenders getting caught up in the attack. Although teams are beginning to catch on that you need to leave someone at the back. Really good to have Mike as referee did an awesome job.

  3. On the topic of tackling – bear in mind that none of us are young anymore (Darin may look young but I can assure you he’s not – happy birthday!!!). It’s just a matter of time before there’s a proper injury if we continue to go in wrecklessly or leave a foot in. Sin Bins will come into force if it continues. Please guys continue to play nice

  4. Darin, there was one person caught running, it was me.

    Anyway, on the subject of tackles;
    At AWF, all the players we attract have played football at some level. They all have a competitive streak, it’s something that is hard to lose and is part of the game.
    It’s extremely difficult not to challenge for that 50/50 ball, or stretch that wee bit farther to win the ball.
    In all honesty, no one is asking players to lose that competitive streak, what we are looking for is a bit of consideration. Most of us still work, and the days of running off a knock and healing quickly are long gone. A wee trip or kick on the ankle could mean a day or more off work.
    Extra consideration should also be given for the older guys who play, the most innocuous challenge could see them in hospital. It’s just something to think about before you play.

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