The game kicked off and both sides assessed each other cautiously in between huge gasps of air as we realised we might have to run for another 29 mins or so (30mins a half). The visitors took advantage of the wind at their backs and created a few decent chances but crucially failed to convert any. Boden slowly got into their stride and a pattern began to emerge, mostly that Mark Magahran was basically trying to occupy every position on the pitch! After a few attacks Boden broke the deadlock when a sliderule pass from Brian McKenna found Neil Buckingham on the edge of the box who turned and curled in from the outside of the boot beyond the despairing dive of the keeper, there is no truth in the rumour that it was a lucky toe-poke!
Second half saw the introduction of Ger ‘chopper’ Flaherty who somehow managed to upset our visitors within moments of coming on though he claims he ‘did nothing ref’! An attempt was made to restrict the marauding Magahran by placing him at right back but it was utterly fruitless as it was clearly evident that he is a free spirit. Greg Dixon came out of defence to show the strikers how to score and helped himself to a hat-trick and was duly substituted for being too good. At this stage the referee started to feel sorry for the away team and announced that it was next goal the winner and we tried our best to let them score but to no avail and time was up ending the contest 5-0 to Boden. The award for the most Icelandic looking beard was a dead heat between Ray McKenna and Brendan Young with Greg Dixon a distant third. A great day was finished off with a pint in the club and a wonderful Six Nations Championship win for Ireland. Thanks to all the lads who turned up to play.