2005 Goannas Downed by Narita Cup Champions

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2005 Goannas Downed by Narita Cup Champions 

An undermanned Goannas performed gallantly but were defeated by the Samurais by about 7 goals. Most of the damage occured in a fourth quarter blow out. The low-light of the day struck in the first quarter with Capatain Dan McGrath going down with a dislocated left shoulder. After being taken to a nearby local hospital by the fire brigade/ambulance, escorted by Ann Maree, his shoulder was put back in and he is already on the mend and talking enthusiastically about his return for the Goannas vs Wombats Cricket Club and then Asian Cup in Manila. A thousand thank yous to Ann Maree for acting as translator and shepard for the skipper. Back to the game and this was truly a great performance by the guys we had on the track if Guts and Persistence were all took to win a footy game then we would’ve had this one. Alas in 30 degree heat any team requires more than one bench player and we simply ran out of legs. Highlights of the day included; Matt “B&G” Edmonds for four-quarters-no-rest performance and blanketing the Samurais star forward, Crazy Horse, for much of the day. A Flanno Floater from Flanno Senior to Flanno Junior ending in a goal. Yasu kicking three goals that nobody saw. Johnny H holding marks all over the ground (and kicking 3 points that nobody could miss) Lexamanis turning it on in the final stages of the game with spectacular back to back goals. Masa’s second game for the Goannas Spaceman’s unprecedented delayed Tokyo Road Rage on arrival at the ground Rich’s all day effort in the ruck and running “war of words” with Michito. And for the first time in Goannas history having two yes TWO girls running water. Many Thanks to Lex’s and Ned’s ladies for hydrating the lads all day (and calling the ambulance for Dan). Everyone put in 100% all day with all of us believing “if only” we had a few more guys we would’ve had them. But it’ll have to wait to next game. I hope you all enjoy the ball on the weekend. If I don’t have your profile yet, please send it ASAP as I want to get them collated and out to everyone in the next 10 days. Written by Mick. Goannas Coach

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