February 11th, 2018
It was a historic night for CF Street at Windsor turf on Saturday night, an evening in which saw the men in yellow would play in their first cup match as a club. Like many first this season, Street was able to rise to the occasion and played what many in attendance would describe as their best game of the season, completely blindsiding Division 1 side NVFC by a score of 5-0.
It was a nervy start to the match, with both sides coming out fast looking for the quick strike. There were a few chances going back and forth, Street had some solid runs in the box but the killer pass was not yet to be found. NVFC were no slouch and by far the best squad CFS had faced going forward. In the 20th minute there was a mad scramble in the box which led to what looked to be NVFC's cherished opening goal. However, the official called it off, we assume for transgressions made against goalkeeper Tyson Creaney. This seemed to wake up Street as no more than 5 minutes later, skipper Dayne Jackson found his way on the end of a beautiful build up and cross from Cam "Snake" Gardiner to put CF Street on the board. The onslaught would continue 2 minutes later when fellow striker Dave Jones was able to use his blinding speed to pick up the ball on a partial break, round the keeper and slot home the 2-0 goal. The first half ended unceremoniously with a NVFC defender taking a terrible foul against Jones which led to a sending off, while still in the heat of the moment, another NVFC player was sent off for dissent, and that proved to be the dagger for Div. 1 side.
The second half began with Street up 2 men, and with a 2-0 lead the Beere Brewing Boys controlled the next 45 minutes in a truly profession manner to kill off any hopes of a miracle come from behind win. Midfielder Erik Giezen made the most of the undermanned NVFC picking up 3 goals on the bounce in the 61st, 67th, and 71st minutes. Jackson could have really made the score quite lopsided but simply was unable to convert on what very well could have been 5 or 6 breakaways on goal. For all the quality on display, the clean sheet looked in jeopardy in the 80th minute, a shot which deflected off a defender needing a world class save from Creaney.
There were plenty of terrific performances all over the pitch, but the midfield play shown from the group of Erik Giezen, Pieter Giezen, Mitch Norris, and Kevin Hughes was truly a delight to behold and it would seem that this small club that began their inaugural season a mere 3 months ago, is primed for a very deep run in the 2018 Millar's League cup.