Those teachers were out there like beasts, savaging all they could - it was like a drunken Stoke City FC team. They were totally outplayed and outskilled by the students; the students became the teachers when showing the Oldies how to play properly. My PE teacher Mr Alldridge had a top that had 'Pirlo' on the back. Andrea Pirlo?! He was playing more like Loose Women's Andrea McLean if you ask me...
Anyway, back out the teams went and the game was pretty even for most of the second half (as the pupils didn't want to hurt the teachers feelings all that much) and somehow the teachers scored two goals to level it at 3-3. Firstly, Mr Allan again was in amongst the goals with a real poachers finish. Then Mr Christie - of the Science department - briefly forgot who he was, and in an Argentina strip, he produced a low strike into the bottom corner like that man Lionel Messi.
Could the teachers go on and win it? Pfft, they had no chance. Andy Barlow - ex-Kingswell and Killie Portland team mate of mine, and now like me is retired - back heeled the ball through the goalkeepers legs to put his side up 4-3. It was a great piece of skill and perhaps he's wondering if he'd like to come back out of retirement...
The historic victory was sealed with three minutes to go. Stewart unleashed one of his rasping strikes that deflected and went in off of Andy Black in goal for the teachers, in what can only be classed as an own goal.
The teachers tried to rally, but it was all in vain.
Eight goals is none too shabby a match, and of course the real winner here is charity, as the game was highly successful and I'm sure raised a lot of money towards the overall fund Grange Academy donates to Children In Need each year. I have slated the teachers above in a joking manner, but of course thank you to them for contributing their part as well for charity.
The Seniors all linked up well, with four Bellfield 97s in their rank, two u-19s Killie Portland players and two retired lads. On the whole, I think we've all came to the conclusion that this team would prove hard to beat in a competitive match, should this group of friends grace the same park at U-19s level next year.
Anyway, that's all from me, and I would again like to congratulate both teams for coming together and raising a tonne for a great cause.