|Posted on December 1, 2018 at 11:45 AM|
The start to the new ESPZEN Saturday League season has been somewhat an inauspicious one for Hilderinc Football Club following their promotion back to Division 2 as they endured yet another curious afternoon, the third in succession in their fledgling campaign.
Becoming, to some extent, an lightning rod for several eventful happenings both on and off the pitch already, the Blacks forced a venue switch after a midweek scramble in their first game, faced an opponent who turned up with no less than three unregistered players, while two others were taken into consideration as the outcome of the match is still being deliberated with three league points likely to be deducted for their deliberate violation.
Additionally, legal counsel has been initiated for defamation after a crass personal attack on a post-match blog left more than a bitter taste on the offended after his character and integrity were left injured.
If these were not handful enough, it was a third strike in a row when the Hilderincs’ game against Glee Athletic Youths FC was a no go when the gates were shut on everyone, including the referee, who waited outside for the warden in vain only to learn that the pitch was made unavailable without notice from the operators, and having travelled to the extreme north of the island, the Blacks’ who are predominantly based in the central parts, were far from their usual magnanimous self, not especially when the Sunday Blacks were dealt the same cards just a week ago.
Though with the hindsight, having had a stop start introduction to the Saturday League following their migration from ESPZEN Sunday back in late 2016, the recent goings-on still rub the Hilderincs the wrong way, while they call for focus as they see the need to learn from the lessons of two years ago.