Hangovers Match Report: Hindu Society Game
1st March 2017
URN Hangovers FC 3-3 Hindu Society
It was “a draw that felt like a loss” according to Hangovers boss James Perkins today, after URN FC conceded a late freak own-goal to drop two crucial points against bitter rivals Hindu Society. A spirited performance was sullied by an “utterly disgraceful” piece of play from Amar Mehta, which saw him boot the ball into his own net in the final seconds.
URNFC observe a minute of silence before kick-off to commemorate the passing of life-long Hangovers fan Roxy The Hamster
The Hangovers started strongly, with Perkins having the first real chance of the game; a 25-yard curler that careered off the post. Soon after, however, Perkins mistimed a header and Hindu Soc calmly volleyed home from outside the area. The Ministers hit back before the break though, with a fortuitous flick from Chin and a far-post nudge from Knight sending URN in ahead at the break for the first time in 2017.
Malik Fields is helped off following an unfortunate ankle injury late in the second half
Miscommunication at a corner led to a Hindu Society equaliser, but the scores didn’t remain level for long. Perkins struck from a Murray corner, dedicating his goal to recently deceased life-long fan Roxy The Hamster. It looked for all the world that the boys in purple would record their first win of the season, until in the dying embers Mehta turned a fantastic Nolan save into his own net.
Perkins puts the Hangovers into the lead in a crowded penalty area
The full-time whistle blew soon after, and so too did the hairdryer treatment from Player-Manager Perkins, who left little unsaid in his post-match team-talk. A point today sees The Hangovers remaining rooted to the foot of the table, with only a win at The Big Lewandowski next Wednesday leaving them with a chance at surviving relegation back into the second tier.