9-Man Reserves Re-define "Reserves"   Subscribe via RSS

10/22/2009 12:00 AM :
BAAC Reserves VS Boston Avenue Athletic Club

Boston Avenue Athletic Club Headquarters- Confusion ran rampant throughout the media until a post game press conference as The B.A.A.C. were defeated by their younger and far less experienced (in life) Reserve team. Club's traditionally have a three tier system wherein the "Youth" team players work their way into the "Reserve" team, and from there a spot on the coveted "First" or "Senior" team is the goal. So you see a result where a club's Reserve team defeats it's first team "traditionally" seems disastrous.

"They seemed quicker than us today" quipped reigning player of the year Kevin "Fuzz" Coleman.

"For 24 and 25 year olds they seemed athletically mature, imagine how good they'll be when they're in their athletic prime...like 'Dad' (club records show that David "Dad" Kern turns 61 in February)".

The senior club drew expected first blood by capitalizing on a questionable clearance out of the back. Everything seemed in order. The reserves quickly bounced back by scoring back to back free kicks. From there the 9-man reserves continued to pile on the pressure scoring two more goals before A's striker Jason Ganus tallied right before the break.

Halftime: 2-4

The second half was more of the same as the relentless 9-man reserves continued their surprising dominance. The Senior team's defense was breached time and time again and were lucky to only concede a total of 3 second half goals. A suspect penalty was awarded to the first team and ended up being the final kick of the ball.

Final score: 3-7

Immediately following the match, under-fire club President Sonny Dalesandro sat down with reporters and candidly attempted to explain the result.

"When our fine club was established almost five years ago, it stood for three very important things...Booze, women, 'partying', fighting, soccer, and camaraderie. And it was this scale to which all of our teams would be measured"

"It's true that our reserve team has won four consecutive Division 1 titles and are arguably the most talented team in Oklahoma in the last five years...but, ask yourself...'How many times a week do they wake up in their own vomit?', 'Do they go to the doctor when it burns to urinate or do they go to the bathroom cabinet?'"

"I'm not saying our reserves are cut from a different cloth, in fact a story of two ressies 'Eiffel Towering' a chick earned those two lads a brief spell with the first team for some pre-season friendlies".

"Our standards are very high here (morals extremely low), So while you, the press, may question the end result of today's match, I for one was rather proud to see an effort from a Senior squad who may or may not have shagged a sheep in a Wal-mart last night while drunk on something made in a bath-tub in Collinsville, stole a taxi, fell asleep at Veterans Park, and got out of that same cab and played 90 minutes. So I now ask you...which team, by our pre-set standards, would you call the 'First team'?"

The A's, barring jail time and rehab, will face Tulsa Whitecaps next week at 3:00 p.m..

Starting Lineup

Kev. Coleman

J. Knipfer

R. Harrison

G. McKenna

D. Pennington

J. Christian

P. Ryan

M. McFeely

K. Cermak

J. Ganus

S. Dalesandro

Game Subs

Man of the Match
M McFeely (2)

BAAC Goals
S. Dalesandro(4) at 15 Minutes
J. Ganus(3) at 44 Minutes (S. Dalesandro)
S. Dalesandro(5) at 90 Minutes

BAAC Goalie Stats
Goalie Minutes Played Saves Goals Allowed W-L-T
K. Coleman 90 6 7 LOSS

BAAC Cards
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None None