Sunday March 16th 1986

Pack Football Team
Back row L-R: S. Shears, Peter Firth, David Boss, Dwight Williamson, Edwin Cox, J. Bannon, Oliver Sawbridge, Matthew Wylde, William Monk, Martin Smith, Paul Collyer,
Front Row L-R: Lee McDonald, Tait Coles, James Porter, Brendan Langridge, Nathan Trodd, Stephen Leathersich, Richard Turvey, James Irwin, Mark Goldsmith, Steve Hart

1st Hanslope Cub Scouts v Bagheera’s All Stars

We all assembled at the Headquarters to prepare ourselves for the Big Match at 2.30 p.m. After team photographs of the Pack team were taken, the All Stars ran, stumbled and puffed their way to the pitch on the Recreation Ground for a 3.0 p.m. kick off. The cub scouts were amazed to see this fine team Bagheera had organised were in fact their parents immaculately turned out in full football strip.
The match started with the All Stars in determined mood resulting in the Cub Scouts conceding the first goal. The Pack soon realized they had a fight on their hands and but for the fact that an All Star goal was disallowed for a foul on Oliver in goal, could have been 2 nil down.
Determined play by the Pack caused some huge gaps in the All Star’s defence which resulted in the Pack taking a half-time lead of 3–1 and Baloo lucky not to be sent to the dressing room for arguing with the referee. The talking point during the half time was that Kaa failed to score.
After orange juice at half time the All Starts brought on a complete new team to try and hold the fast and enthusiastic Pack. Controlled and accurate attacking moves resulted in the All Stars levelling the score to 3-3 but the Pack raised their game to take a 4-3 lead. The Pack’s defence became disorganizsed and the All Stars took advantage to level the score to 4-4. An epic struggle for supremacy then took place and during this time Bagheera was warned by the referee and Akela had an injured leg treated by Mrs. Ashcroft with a cold wet sponge in the face, so much for St. John’s Ambulance training. At last the deadlock was broken the pressure finally told and the All Stars defence cracked to let in the winning goal. The pack had achieved a splendid victory against all of the odds 5-4.
Akela thanked all the people who had made the match possible and invited the referee to present the Cup to the victorious captain, S. Leathersich. He then presented a trophy to Mrs. Firth for the best player on the All Stars side and to T. Coles for the most enthusiastic player in the Pack side. We all walked or crawled to the Headquarters for excellent refreshments provided by the Group Council which brought the afternoon’s success to a fitting climax.
Special thanks to Parish Council, Hanslope Football Club, Hanslope School and all the people who had helped.

Akela C.S.L.

The Pack Team
White Six S. Leathersich, O. Sawbridge, J. Urwin, T. Coles P. Collyer, B. Langridge (not invested)
Yellow Six M. Wylde, R. Turvey, N. Trodd, M. Goldsmith, S. Hart, E. Ashcroft watched
Blue Six L. Payne, S. Shears, E. Cox, G. Bannon, W. Monk, D. Williamson
Green Six D. Boss, M. Smith, P. Firth, L. McDonald, J. Porter
22 Players

Bagheera's All Stars
First half: Baloo, Mr. Leathersich, Mr. McDonald, Mr. Shears, Mrs. Langridge, Mr. Goldsmith, Mrs. Turvey, Mr. Boss, Mrs. Smith, Mr. Trodd, Mr. Tutin, Mr. Porter, Mrs. Coles, Mrs. Firth, Kaa, Mrs. Williamson
Second half: Baloo, Mr. Firth, Bagheera, Mr. Smith (Martin's dad), Mrs. Payne, Mr. Smith, Mr. Turvey, Mrs. Boss, Mr. Bannon, Mr. Cox, Mr. Monk, Akela, Mr. Williamson
28 Players

Referee: Mr. C. Walker
Linesmen: J. Scibilia, R. Coles (Scouts)
Pack Scorers. T. Coles 2, D. Boss, M. Smith, B. Longridge
Bagheera’s All Stars: Mr. Boss, Mr. Cox, Mr. Smith, Bagheera

Playing conditions: Perfect underfoot and weather mild but a light drizzle during the second half.

Written by Akela - (Robin Coles) - Cub Scout Leader