February 20, 2007
One step closer
Played at the Casuarina Cup again last Saturday. Came second in the Over-30s (again). Beaten by the same mob. At least it was only by 1 this time ... we let them get to 3-0, pegged them back to 3-3 but then let them in once more ... blew our chances to snatch it at the death.
To be fair, I could have played with the eventual winners, but opted to play for "which ever team has the least players". That turned into a nightmare of switching sides at the last minute and I'm not doing it again.
I was very disappointed in my own performance. No tries, no assists and I let the winner in because my knee just didn't deliver the power that was needed to stop it. Finished the tournament in agony after almost scoring but twisting the knee under me. Hate that!
I will now have at least a season off and work to get my foot and knee right before playing any more competitive touch.
Also, I saw a kid playing who I was told was Benji Marshall's little brother. He looked like Benji (only skinnier), played like Benji and had that overall skill/confidence package that Benji exudes. Boy is he a special! Watch out for that talent ...
At least the weekend away with Angie and some footy mates was enjoyable ...Posted by Hughie at February 20, 2007 9:48 AM