O ye of little faith.
You really should know better by now.
At half time, the Arthurian League Representative Team were 2-0 down to the AFC.
Outplayed, out-fought and out-thought, all hope was seemingly gone,
Once they got back into the dressing room, heads were bowed as no-one (including joint managers Messrs Evans and Jenkins) dared look up in case they caught the eye of Lord Mufty-Bufty (the League's chairman who is even more revered than Kim Jong-un) who was in the corner quietly fuming over his half-time cup of tea and Eccles Cake.
In the midst of (and despite) this sombre atmosphere, the joint managers, showed their tactical acumen as they switched to a 3-3-3-1 formation which meant that Alex Robinson was moved "between the lines" allowing the ALRT's complement of dazzlingly pacy attacking midfielders to strut their stuff.
48 minutes later, the ALRT had completed a remarkable turnaround to win 3-2 with the winning goal coming deep into injury time from yes, you guessed it, Alex Robinson.
As it happens, Robinson also scored the opening goal and made the assist for the second goal to write himself into Arthurian League folklore
Dragging on his traditional post-match Gauloise, Jenkins explained how they had managed to orchestrate such a memorable comeback.
"Well, it was quite simple really. Despite what the real gaffer (Lord Mufty) thinks, playing 2 up front isn’t a good idea. We went back to basics in the second half and that allowed us to get back in the game. The rest, as they say, was different gravy.
Ultimately however, it isn’t about me or Nick [Evans] but the players who were simply magnificent. They are a top top bunch".
More to follow.
Author: Roysters Press Agency