The first half was highlighted by a spectacular offensive presentation displayed by the wirey, distinguished, and seemingly unflappable Pat Flynn's club. The rapid onslaught of goals and points was led by the IHC's very own Brett Favre, Colin Conlon, who came out of retirement, again, to score four first half goals complimented by this year's rookie of the year, Kyle Griffith's two goals. Conner's goalie, Charles Anderson, had not seen so many balls since his last dip in the ball pit at Chucky Cheese circa 1978. Charles fought valiantly, nearly sacrificing life and limb to squash Flynn's offensive uprising.
Flynn's was expecting a furious second half comeback from the familiar and temperamental foe, when unexpectedly and tragically Connor's team leader and perennial pretty boy, Brian Church, was forced out of action with an undisclosed injury, albeit, probably not a career ender. After Connor's reorginazation was complete. Rudy Nehrling emerged fearless and unforgiving with a successive string of denials in his debut tour of duty at the goalkeeper position. Opposing player, Andrew Hambrick, was quoted as saying, "I haven't seen such an outstanding goalkeeping performance since the first half, when I played goalie for Flynn's." However, this reporter was unable to independently verify Mr. Hambrick's first half performance, which appears to be one part fabrication and one part revisionist history. Connor's Brogan Sheedy and Brian Shoemaker also had exceptional defensive second halves, but it appeared to be too little too late. Flynn's eventually vanquished the worthy Connor's team in regulation.
Both teams' records are now at 3-3, which should lead to a fiercely competitive and entertaining month of August in the chase for the elusive IHC Public House League Championship Cup. Stay tuned Indianapolis.