Spring Metro Round 1, 2015 - Match Report

2010 Superbowl – Saints vs. Colts

Mayweather vs Pacquio (Who doesn’t want Pacman to win)

David vs. Goliath

Blues a'la Mashmellows vs Reds

 

All of the above drive the emotional spirit of an underdog. We as human beings, lovers of a contest, share in the occasional joy and more frequent misery of rooting for the improbable. The Blues…..no wait….Mashmellows gave us this on the first day of March in 2015. The Mashmellows, missing some big names, prevailed against the Reds in what started out as a scrap and ended in some pretty competitive footy.

Firstly to the Blues chosen name the Mashmellows. In fitting Mash style, the Captain decided to hit the gym for a pre-game workout. His perceived attempt to look strikingly buff for the first hitout of the year resulted in a back injury and the ability to only provide passion from the sidelines. Deservingly, the team has been named the Mashmellows, framed by the young Holland in 2013. Nothing angers Mash more than not running out with his brothers. He took this one squarely on the chin.

Back to the Game……

What a tussle. On the first day of March 2015, the weather was a cool 63F with the clouds keeping the sun and the raindrops away. The surface a little wet, the game was poised to be a measure of teamwork and skill.  The teamwork was evident and the skills were starting to improve from our Combine performance the previous week.  The first bounce saw the battle of Holub vs Perham, reunited after a long off-season. Usual suspects at their heals were Stevens, Fielder, Plaisance, and Tobin. Holub took the first spoils with his midfield driving forward. A few stray kicks saw turnovers to the Reds, with Captain CDG, like a gazelle, slotting a gem in front of goal. The ever hard working Mashmellows minimized the Reds lead to 2 at the first change.

The start of the second quarter saw a quadrupling of intensity. Ball movement and football smarts were seen by both teams. The Mashmellows capitalized on end to end footy down the Beers Tree wing via Sam Donnelly (aka Scott Cummings) at one end and Mahoney at the other. Poor kicking in front of goal by the Reds, saw the Mashmellows take a 1 point lead at the main break.

At half time, both captains worked with their teams and made wholesale changes. The Mashmellows swung Zac to the middle, Sam D upfront, Sean and Big Fielder down back and the versatile Holub to the wing with Devlin/Bomber handling the Ruck. The Reds saw Stevens shifted to Half Back, Tom Donnelly Back, Perham forward, Beers in the ruck , and the General CDG on the ball. What resulted was a contest of will. Huge power forward Sam Donnelly (but on his left side can be mistaken for a young Scott Cummings) kicked 2 goals in the premiership quarter and one in the last. With herculean efforts by Fielder down back, the Mashmellows pulled away. The surprise packet Chissi (arriving at 3 quarter time….), slotted a goal to seal the game and shout out the words, Thank You and Good Night! The Mashmellows victorious by 10 points. 

Fantastic efforts for Game 1 with plenty to still improve on. Looking forward to Game 2 this Sunday 3pm. Expect to see more guys down for the game!

Scores:

Mashmellows     7.05.47            

Reds                 4.13.37

Goal Kickers:

Mashmellows       S Donnelly (3), Steve W, Zach W, Chissi, Bren M

Reds                   T Donnelly (2), CDG, Tobin

Best:

Mashmellows      Holub, S Donnelly, Fielder, Brendan M, Zac W

Reds                  Sarge, Art, Perham

 

~Michal Abdullah (Mash,Mashmellow Captain)

Rodeo Houston Social - Cowboy Cup Weekend - Sat, March 21,3.30pm

Only 3.5 weeks until Cowboy Cup weekend and our big social will be heading to Rodeo Houston with the Squids in the afternoon/evening.

We have purchased a block of tickets in the first few rows of the top tier of the stadium, however tickets are limited so get in quick and reserve your spot! Each Lonestar can nominate to bring 1 guest max. All partners welcome of course! If we run out of tickets we will try to get some more in the same area but no guarantees on location or price. Don't miss out what will be a memorable evening out with the Squids and let's show them the same hospitality they always show us!

Details: Houston Rodeo with Brad Paisley

Time: Saturday, March 21, 3.30pm 

Cost: $50 per ticket (Cost price on Stubhub)

Payment: Once you indicate your ticket requirements you will be sent a link for payment and this must be made before Mar 8 or you will lose your tickets. Cash payments accepted at Metro games the next 2 Sundays to Sonni.

Afterwards: We will head to 'The Hideout' tent after the concert around 6pm for some 2-stepping and fun. If you haven't been before it's a must-do!

Wear: Rodeo Gear!! You live in Texas, no excuses!

More info: See Sonni, Mash or Phil.

Oh Yeah, The Footy...

The Cowboy Cup games will kick off around 9.00am on Saturday(TBC), so we should be done by 1.00pm so everyone can get home and change into their rodeo gear and get to the stadium in time.  We will be nominating an earlier meeting spot and time before we head into the stadium closer to the day.

*****Please indicate your availability to play in the Cowboy Cup and requirement for Houston Rodeo tickets here:

COWBOY CUP PLAYING and HOUSTON RODEO CONFIRMATION DOC