June 7th, 2012 — The Old Bhoys, Liam Flynn’s Baltimore Celtic Over 30 team, faced the Bay Area Striker in a semifinal playoff match on this Thursday night, and things did not start well for for the hoops. At the relatively early game start time of 9 PM, only 8 players had arrived. The Old Bhoys lined up in a brave 3-3-1 and played keep away for half an hour, and, somehow, managed to keep the score 0-0. A half-hour after the start, two more players showed up but the Hoops never had more than ten. But Pablo Gonzalez ripped a shot from distance and found the back of the net shortly before the half putting the Old Bhoys in an improbable lead going into the break.
Mike Reed added to the tally shortly after the restart sending himself through by nutmegging Bay Area’s center back. After ten minutes or so of sustained pressure, however, the Bhoys conceded with about twenty minutes of regular time remaining. The defense, however, held firm, substitute keeper Ryan Reif made some clutch saves, and the Old Bhoys kept the scoreline 2-1 until Rohan Webber, poached another goal to seal the game at 3-1.
THe Bhoys now head to the Anne Arundel Spring 2012 Over 30 Championship Match against Crofton United on Thursday, June 14th at place tbd!!!