Friday, 6 September 2019

0007 - The Final Round!

Ok, choosing a last round match is sort of getting harder and harder. In Football Chaos first full year (2009, started in 2008) I actually ended up at a match between Ringwood City and St Kevins where Ringwood was attempting to win their first league championship after a horrid run of relegation's in perhaps the clubs darkest years. It wasn't a State League match. nor a Provisional League match but the then Metropolitan League (not the current Metro League) match. a division that sat below the Provisional Leagues. Why, because no one really cared where I went to back then and so I just picked something that I felt would have meant something.

Now many years later I am going to head to...

▶ Barnstoneworth United vs Keilor Wolves S.C.

This is a risky contest as one or the other team could win the league or Balmoral could grab the title if they defeat Maidstone added with Barnstoneworth dropping points. So why this one?

Well oddly enough it is because of the comments that I have read from Melton Phoenix FC and Ballarat Soccer Club in regards to how Barnstoneworth has conducted themselves in the first year of the state leagues. They have left a remarkable impression on clubs that is so sadly missing in community football.

It is a club that donated countless dollars to charities over the years as well. They have set and amazing example and one that I would feel privilege to record regardless of the result.

Hope this all make sense and apologies to other clubs for not making it too their big contest.

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