Vertigo Leg 4: 2006, World

Feb
19
1998

Melbourne pre-show - A load of balls

Melbourne pre-show - A load of balls. Boys v girls footie match.

Melbourne, day off. Good fun this afternoon, as most of the touring party gathered at a local soccer field to witness the PopMart "Chicks verses Geezers" football match. The boys "PopMartyrs" team, played the girls "PopTarts" team, eleven a side, 25 minutes each way on a full sized pitch. I declined to play, but made myself useful distributing the half-time Chardonnay to the PopTarts team. It was a lot of fun to watch, ending in a 2-2 draw, and all very good natured, given the extend to which the rules of the game were bent almost beyond endurance (at one point the PopTarts had 19 players on the field, and by the end of the game there were two balls in play). Naturally an Aussie BBQ followed...
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