So this was it. Yorkshire Sankt Pauli taking on the all defeating Black Lions. If YSP were going to do a David v Goliath job they were going to have to do something magic verging on the supernatural. A David Blaine v Goliath job.
The team were wearing the famous brown shirts of FCSP for the first time, having had some shirts kindly donated by the club (huge thanks to Sven and Hauke!) which meant we no longer had to play in a mish-mash of multi-coloured kits. We even had proper football boots for the team to wear too!
From the outset, it was obvious that this did little to dent the YSP confidence. Taking inspiration from other Davids (Luiz, Villa, Beckham, de Gea and Hasselhoff) YSP started with great optimism in the overcast gloom of West Yorkshire. Slick football was again the order of the day. Hence the disdain shown by the YSP boys when they discovered that the pitch had not been watered prior to kick-off. However, this did not hamper YSP as early exchanges saw some quick tippy-tappy football with passing triangles being forged and Kalit breaking the deadlock for YSP moments after kick-off. 1-0 Yorkshire Sankt Pauli! CASH BACK!
The Black Lions equalised shortly after despite unbelievable defending from Tom and Fuzz. But nothing was going to hold back YSP today as Wren went up the other end to restore to Sankt Pauli lead. SERVE AND VOLLEY! It was a hard fought first half and more sensational Bundesliga-esque goals from Wren and Kalit saw the YSP mavericks skip into half time with 4 goals to the infamous name.
Phenomenal keeping from Carl saw the opposition frustrated for the majority of the game. The frustration was beginning to show as the team in black began to leave feet in tackles and kick out at the technically gifted aspects of YSP. Gaffa for the day Chris Webster showed his dismay for the shambolic cronyism between the Black Lions and the referee by persistently tutting. Tutting did not hold the opposition back as shots began to nestle into the YSP onion bag. With the wind and gradient working against them, YSP were fighting all the forces. It’s the only way they know. Fighting against the elements, authorities and establishment, the team ground their way to the final whistle.
But before the official finally puffed on the steel whistle there was time for one last moment of magic. After some lovely movement from Kalit and Wren, the ball fell to Fuzz who finished exceptionally into the bottom corner. The ball- caressed, the net- rippling, the whistle- echoing. Yorkshire St Pauli had done what they do best. They played with pride, passion and a cheesy grin on their faces. Which is more than can be said for the opposition.
Final Score: 19-5 (L)
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We caught up with defender Tom Leak after the game
How was it today?
Err it was great some good passing and moving and we had some real quality out there
How was your performance?
Well it was hit and miss ups and downs, swings and roundabouts sort of game
Anything to take forward in the future?
Yeah lots of positives for sure I mean we struggled at points but at least we’re not a team full of arseholes.
Thanks tom good luck down the line.
Cheers just want a shout out to my Mum. if it wasn’t for her buying 2 Easter eggs for me I might have scored.