When one of your most famous essays in philosophy is entitled “The Rebel” it can’t be too much of a surprise to find the work of Albert Camus on the bookcase at the home of Bottesford Town’s own hellraiser, Head of Media Operations Howard Pirie- and our Howard exuded a little philosophy of his own in assessing his side’s 1-1 draw,after extra time, at Central Midlands League South Division side Pinxton at the Welfare Ground yesterday, writes Colin Muncie.
The crowd of 151 in Derbyshire saw Henry Cook put the Poachers in front on twenty minutes , but Joe Riley levelled for Pinxton bang on half-time.The score remained unchanged after 90 minutes and then an extra thirty, meaning the sides meet again at Ontario Road in midweek.
Howard admitted to the Bootiful Game “Bottesford Town can be torture at times; we dominated the 120 minutes of football playing 75 minutes with 10 men,with lots of possession and good intent without putting the game to bed. No excuses ,but the pitch wasn’t conducive to the beautiful game. Two good things came out of game; we brought Robbie Leaning on in the second half to play right back (a position he’s never played before) and he got Man of the Match and Bernard won the raffle -so we necked a bottle of Rose and a box of biscuits whilst watching us toil”.
Howard felt that his side could have clinched the game before the break “I feel that if we had scored couple of chances in the first half the game was beyond Pinxton” he said.” But they rode their luck and there we have it, another replay on Wednesday. We shall be huddled around the wireless tomorrow with baited breath waiting to see who we will hopefully play next”.
“We dedicate this report to our goal scoring midfielder Henri “Le Chef” Cook ” Howard concluded , before hitting the culture button “As in the words of French Philosopher Albert Camus. “Greatness consists in trying to be great, there is no other way”.