Due to an attempted uprising by the commoners the supper club had to be postponed for a few weeks. Some swift action, including some very judicious work by 'I‘ll have you thrashed', soon sorted that mess out (discussions pending) and we returned to finish the season. Our final opponents were another batch of our leafy cousins which promised an eventful game.
Electing to receive our rustiness from an extended time off became evident. The first two passes were dropped, the second by the normally reliable 'Bring the carriage round', and our tree hugging friends scooped it up. 'I say, stable boy!' employed his evasive tactics, refusing to answer the question asked by the screen and took down the ball carrier. Twice the ball was put on the floor but twice it was recovered and the elves in close attendance were knocked out for their impudence.
Throughout the half our clumsiness continued as those with normally trustworthy feet fell again and again on simple moves. Fortunately none were injured upon meeting the ground although the same could not be said for one of our woody relations. Being tripped he clattered to the turf and for a moment it looked like a rock left on the pitch from the uprising had killed him, but after some negotiation it was just a skull fracture. Despite this our opponents eventually managed to score as the half ended.
In the second 'Ring for the footman' began a one elf crusade to force his way through any obstacle to hit the ball carrier. Twice more the carrier was subdued but the ball was recovered by the mossy mob. Third time's the charm as our opponents were kettled against a sideline and the ball scattered out into the trusty hands of 'Where is my butler?'s cousin.
As the ball was relayed via 'Send it to my rooms' to 'I’ll take tea at 5' the frustration of the past few weeks struggles finally burst forth from 'Poor form all round'. Running past an opposition catcher he stomped on their neck and killed them dead. It is indeed fortunate his father is head of the referees committee and they did not see it happen! Equalising just before the whistle this seasons supper club ended with another draw, which after the aforementioned discussions I am sure we can arrange to be counted as a victory.
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