On April 1, 2012, only seven unlimited players showed up by the match start time. Mike Murphy from the Over 30/40 team, who was there to coach, quickly suited up, but they bhoys still had to start with only 8. Lining up in a brave 4-3-0 formation the bhoys managed to play keep away from BTFoom’s 11 men for a good twenty-five minutes or so until late arrivals Mike Jeter, Mathais Okpa and Karmo Bholay brought the team to a full 11 (these three lads have still not provided the Club with an explanation for why they can’t fine a pitch using three Iphones and a GPS). Celtic got on the scoreboard first, while still playing a man down, but then conceded a goal shortly before the half. Having been called at the start to fill in, Eric McPhee showed up a little before the half to provide a much needed sub. The second half was goalless even as Celtic dominated possession, but lack of finishing is an ongoing theme with this squad. Final result was 1-1 and leave the team with a 1-1-0 record.
On Tuesday, April 3rd, the new Master’s team (over 40) played their second game ever and registered another draw, this time a 3-3 draw with Sly Fox. Goals by Mike Beach, Nigel Fullerton and Mike Reed.
On Thursday, April 5th, a depleted Old Bhoys (over 30) squad took to the field missing several key players and with a back-up keeper. The back-up keeper broke his finger in the first five minutes and the Old Bhoys had to replace him with a field players. With no remaining sub the hoops battled it out and only conceded once to go into halftime down 1-0. Twenty minutes from time, the bhoys switched to a 3-4-3 and quickly conceded three dubious goals to end the game with an unfortunate first season loss of 0-4.