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05/07/2010 7:08 AM : BAAC Headquarters
BAAC VS St. Thomas ADA

Boston Avenue Athletic Club Headquarters- Our club is called many things. "Pricks" and "Assholes" are the first to jump to mind. Sunday as the A's faced off against the joint league leaders and also a squad consisting of mostly "Ramirez's and Gonzalez's", (download the roster if necessary at neoasa.org) "Fisticuffers" was a probable canidate for words that do not presently exist, but that will very soon in order to give people an accurate depiction of how we handle certain encounters on the field. Usually this sort of match-up results in the kicking of the player who dances the most and us yelling our broken kitchen/landscaping Spanish at the oppositions players and followers. Today, to everyone's surprise, that was not the case.

"The other team were ok dudes" said a sidelined and wasted Ben Fell

"First of all they started the match with 7, which we liked, and then they played a very direct style...not the usual center back megging a forward unnecessarily and then their contingent screaming 'Ole!' and acting like it was worth some sort of point that we don't know about."

"They just lumped it up the park all day long...and didn't bitch, simple as that."

The B.A.A.C. were off to a flying start with their 4 man, game time advantage when on 7 minutes Patty Ryan picked out an onrushing Greg McKenna, who chested the ball into his own shooting path and stroked the ball home giving the A's a 1-0 advantage. A lapse in concentration allowed the now 9-man St. Thomas ADA boys to equalize on a header at the far post. 1-1. The A's quickly drew their 3rd penalty of the season following the equalizer. 2-1. Unfortunately the other team had a Ford F-150 with the word "Calderon" written in half-circle italic font show up, and five gentlemen quickly streamed out of various places within the magical truck. Score still 2-1, man advantage dead and gone. With two minutes left to play in the half the even strength opposition knotted the score at 2 all.

One would think that a rapidly aging B.A.A.C. squad squaring off against a younger, and now, full strength opposition would be a recipe for trouble. Honestly speaking...the Athletic's looked like the better side. Dalesandro went close to start the half. Patty Ryan had a point blank effort blocked. Travis Foust and Brian Macha each saw their efforts kept out. And although St Thomas ADA pressured the A's backline, they were unsuccessful in producing any real quality chances. The match ended in a draw, but the A's came away feeling confident from having played so well for the course of an entire match.

"We're already sorta like old punch drunk boxers" said midfielder Patty Ryan

"so outplaying these younger kids over the course of the second half will only help feed the illusion that we can play with quality teams deep into matches, which is probably good"

The draw moved the B.A.A.C. Reserves into sole possession of 1st place in the league tables, and that much closer to the Northeastern Oklahoma Adult Soccer Association 1 million dollar Spring championspayout.

The first team face off with league whipping post F.C. United Thursday night. Here's a sneak peak of that article: A's Apply Generic Ass Whooping to Team with Ultra Generic Name.

FINAL SCORE
2
2
Starting Lineup

Kev. Coleman


J. Knipfer

R. Harrison

G. McKenna

T. Kern


J. Christian

P. Ryan

A. Kern

J. McKenzie


B. Macha

S. Dalesandro


Game Subs
B. Aycock
D. Crane
T. Foust
P. Johnson
Coach
Charlton


Man of the Match
Paul Johnson (2)

BAAC Goals
G. McKenna(1) at 7 Minutes (P. Ryan)
S. Dalesandro(8) at 25 Minutes

BAAC Goalie Stats
Goalie Minutes Played Saves Goals Allowed W-L-T
K. Coleman 90 5 2 TIE

BAAC Cards
Yellows Reds
P. Ryan
R. Harrison
J. Knipfer
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