Sacre Coeur Former Pupils Football Club
Alan Brown and Ian Dee's Vets Team
i-zingari combination veterans division 2
Sacre Coeur

Alan Brown (1)
James Halpin (1)
Mike Roach (4)
I-Zingari Comb Vets
Div 2
6 - 3
Speke Vets

starting line up
Paul Flanagan
Paul O'Hara
Andy Rannard
Dave Looby
Rob Lawler
Alan Brown
Ste Ramsdale
Matty Davies
Mike Roach
Dave Lloyd
Tom Brennan
Loz Halpin
James Halpin
Bill Humphray
Alan Ross
Bob Murt

opposition :
Speke Vets (H)
competition :
I-Zingari Comb Vets Div 2
match date :
kick off time :
played at :
Buckley Hill
referee :
to be confirmed


Sacre Coeur Vs Speke or the Other Nativity Story

On a damp and ever darkening afternoon two sides of shepherds lined up on a muddy hillside, As the Angel Gabriel blew his whistle who would have known what a momentous day this was to be. During the early exchanges the Coeur shepherds started well with some nice interplay, keeping their sheep nicely in the fold. This early pressure soon bore fruit as Roach was able to capitalise on some excellent interplay to score a brace in quick time.

The Speke shepherds became frustrated at Coeur’s success and complained unto the Angel Gabriel at every opportunity. Things worsened for Speke shortly after when Roach scored his 3rd. Then the Angel Gabriel appeared to the Speke shepherds and gave a few decisions they were not happy with – cue more moaning.

At this time three wise men emerged from the East bearing gifts of Vodka, Coke and strong language. They claimed to be looking for the saviour but proceeded to berate the Angel Gabriel at every opportunity. Meanwhile the Coeur shepherds watched their flocks carefully preventing the Speke shepherds from making any real progress – cue further aggression and frustration.

By this time the wise men had consumed many of their gifts and sang considerable unheavenly praise at the Angel Gabriel. The Angel then appeared before them and asked the biggest wise men to follow the star to the other side of the field. He refused and the Angel Gabriel then spoke to the shepherds to abandon the game. Eventually calm was restored.

The second half began in similar fashion and Coeur took a further lead, again through Roach. Some pressure from the Speke shepherds did result in attempts at goal. However Paul Innkeeper Flanagan rose to the challenge to ensure their was no room at the inn.

As the star came to rest over the stable like pitch it was the Coeur shepherds who collected their humble gifts, thanked the Angel Gabriel and praised the little child (Deano) for his unwise substitutions. And thus on that cold and dark evening Coeur’s title hope were reborn. God bless us everyone!


(Andy Rannard)