Match of the Day 2 Before Match of the Day Extra

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. Are you ready for the second-half of the Crows v Redbacks AusRuIcket game. Well, better get settled, because it’s kicking off soon.

FA Cup Final
FA Cup Final (Photo credit: ♥PixieDark♥)

Funnily enough, you know how there wasn’t a Match of the Day highlights programme on the weekend because of the F.A. Cup games cancelling out the English Premier League fixtures; well, there is one tonight, as there’s a full midweek EPL fixture list. So this is the Oz Match of the Day before the traditional Match of the Day.

Anyway, that’s enough of the pre-match discussion, on with the game:

44.  SECOND-HALF OF THE GAME IS NOT THE SAME…OR LAME 

The whistle blew to start the half,
our attack was higher than any Redback giraffe.
A new urgency. Down the wing, on the wing;
you should have heard the Crow llamas sing:
We love Crows, We love Crows. Because,
we flew on a Mexican wave from Andes to Oz.

Steve McQueen (song)
Steve McQueen (song) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Russell Crow put in a perfectly flighted cross, Sheryl Crow knocked it down for me on a sixpence, and I slotted it in. It was a dream start to the second half, and we were back on track. There was no time to crow about it though; we had a game to win.

Twenty minutes later, Bob Crow pulled another one back with a short snap strike, leaving the Redbacks defence red-faced as well as red-backed.

Crows were back in the game, but it’s a funny old name

But just as everything looked hunky dory
Ted Hughes Crow had to go off with poetry
Jim Crow divided the team like a tidal wave
Brandon Lee Crow tragically sent to early grave
and Charlie Crow had to fly off to trade.

Elle and Bonzo are the Ace and Joker in the Pack

Bob Crow on strikes in the Guardian
Bob Crow on strikes in the Guardian (Photo credit: Annie Mole)

We were now two players short, so I had a word with Bob, and he called a time-out. I rushed over to Elle and Bonzo, who were already on the edge of their seats.

I quickly taught them the skills of shapeshifting, and they got the hang of it in no time. Elle Crow and Bonzo Crow joined the fray without delay.

Bonzo made his presence known in no time, with some crunching tackles in the middle of the park that were reminiscent of Blackport’s Nipper Lawrence in his prime. 

It was from one of those that he won the ball, and then proceeded to dribble it past and through more legs than I could count, before slotting it straight under Redglove’s outstretched leg for our equaliser.

A Thrilling Finish to the Game

It was 3-3 with ten minutes remaining, and everything to play for. Our timewager didn’t include extra-time, so it was vital we found a winner before the end of rhyme.

But the Redbacks attacked straight from the kick-off, and moved the ball about so silkily that it looked as if it was stuck to their feet on a sticky web. They were soon inside our penalty area and threatening to score a winner of their own.

Crow Indians mounted on horseback
Crow Indians mounted on horseback (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

However, our goalie, Crow Nation, flew up to the top corner and not only saved the shot but also gathered it in its outstretched wing. It quickly threw the ball the length of the field.

Elle was upfield and onto it like a natural bird. She reached the ball before the Redback full-back and sent it flying over the stranded Redglove to put us in the lead. It was a great use of her bird body, and the Crows fans flew into a state of euphoria.

There was hardly time to restart the game, and the final whistle gave us the Crows victory we needed.

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Notes

Mexican wave is a crowd interaction that started at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.
Andes  – South American mountain range.
The Crows – Russell Crowe (actor). Sheryl Crow (singer). Bob Crow (union leader). Ted Hughes and poem (Crow). Brandon Lee and film (The Crow). Charlie Crow sells clothes.
Blackport Rovers and Nipper Lawrence (football team and player in Tiger and Roy of the Rovers comics).
Crow Nation (Native Americans).

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