Football’s a funny old game, especially when Team Moshi Monsters took to the pitch last night for their first game in two years.
Blustery conditions didn’t dent optimism as the squad of 9 lined up for their National Anthem of ‘Hey Moshi‘.
Conway, in his trademark headband, patrolled the defense like an angry fox, swiping wildly at anyone that verged too near
Playmakers Geliher, Raithatha and Garnham gave the team its spine and battled hard in a brutal midfield. Jones’ long hours in the Underground Disco paid dividends as he danced and pirouetted past flailing limbs, confusing himself as much as the other side.
The opposition probed for weakness and early on whipped in a dangerous cross from the left. Hardman Matjaszek soared like an eagle to head the ball to safety, only to have a penalty awarded against him.
Rob the Cat kept out the spot kick with a full stretch dive, but the follow-up smashed passed his grasp.
A goalmouth scrabble early in the second half looked to put the game beyond the Monstery paws of Team Moshi when the ball bobbled home for 2-0.
In the dying moments fleet footed Smith stole up the left wing and laid on a cross for Mitchelson who, with the eagle eye of an expert animator, slotted the ball home with pixel perfect precision.
Sadly it was too little too late and the final whistle blew as Moshi surged forward searching for an equalizer that never came.
Moshi Monsters FC 1 v 2 Ledley’s Kings