Olympic Lion 5 FirParkCorner FC 7

Last updated : 18 March 2007 By Firparkcorner

The Manager
The Corner lined up at full strength, confident of victory over a historically weak Livi side who have shipped an average of seven goals in each of their league matches this term.

However, weather conditions and a poor pitch played a part in a disastrous start for FPC, who found themselves two goals down inside six minutes. In truth, Livi got off the starting blocks more smartly and this was compounded by keeper error when Paddy let a simple catch squirm under his body to make it three nil with quarter of an hour gone.

From here on the rest of the first half was one way traffic with Corner piling on the pressure but with little end result. It took a well delivered corner and a flick on from veteran striker Tonner to see top scorer Lynas get FPC off the mark with a neat finish from close range at the back post. The 'Well fans continued to pile pressure the Livi defence and a stramash from a corner saw a legitimate goal from Hepworth chalked off by an inconsistent referee. On the stroke of half time a simple counter attack from Livi was dealt with poorly (again) by the 'Well keeper, allowing an easy tap in at the back post to make it 4 -1 Livi at the interval.

FPC like nothing more than a challenge and after a stirring half time team talk from stand in gaffer Mitchell, all routes once again led to the Livi goal in the second half. This time, the Lothian team's luck deserted them, as the ever alert Tonner slammed in a low corner to make it 4 -2. Less than a minute later it was five for the home team as a quite simply shocking and blatant offside was allowed to pass, with the Livi striker firing past sub keeper Farmer.

Normal service was resumed when deadball specialist Anderson launched a long range looping free kick to the backpost, which deceived everyone and dipped delightfully over the Livi keeper for the start of the comeback.

A crude elbow on Tonner in the box allowed
Anderson to score his second in five minutes from the penalty spot and Clark capped the comeback with a fine solo run and finish on the hour, to level the match.

FirParkCorner knew the three points were in their sights now and it was no surprise when statuesque recent defensive signing Tate appeared in the box to head home the sixth from a corner. Yet again Livi were punished from a deadball situation. The scoring was wrapped up with ten minutes remaining when the impressive Clark latched onto a McGuire head flick to despatch a low shot for a deserved 7-5 victory for the Corner.

Chants of "Fraser Must Go" were heard all the way back to the changing rooms as FirParkCorner await any slip up by league favourites Falkirk.