The Sunburnt Zebras stormed into second place in the league with a thrilling win as they overcame 11 members of the opposition, the elements and a referee with even less idea than usual.
Freemisco made a number of changes. Latinaldo was axed to allow him to watch Liverpool start their assault on Europa League glory and Paildo was left out as part of the squad rotation and because he had originally intended to go to Mansfield, not because he had had a shocker the previous week. Ricadisco returned in goal in place of Latinaldo after recovering from injury.
In their place came the ancient Bexfieto, a sprightly 42-year old sweeper with good positional sense and no legs or lungs, and the combative Brodiinhosa.
The Zebras started with their strongest ever five-man line-up, Ricadisco, Freemisco, Reito, Tattersao and Brodiinhosa.
They promptly went 1-0 down thanks to the obligatory deflected goal.
However, after that the ball was changed and the Zebras played their younger, fitter, more numerous opponents off the park.
The Zebras pulled back on level terms but were then slightly bemused when Luton Irish made four substitutions in one go, despite the fact that the league only allows eight men in a squad.
(Needless to say the Special One does not agree with eight-,an squads and continues to insist on six-man rotations.)
The Zebras gradually took control, opening up a 6-4 lead despite Ricadisco allowing a slow moving cross-cum-shot to roll through his legs and Reito blazing over when it seemed easier to score. They should also have been awarded a penalty but a blatant handball was missed by the referee. Bexfieto, resplendent in Colin Keeley autograph boots, also gave away a free kick when attempting a shot on goal as the ball sailed into orbit.
Luton Irish rallied in the closing moments of the half and subjected the Zebras goal to a fearsome assault and should have scored at least three or four goals. However, Ricadisco enjoyed a rare purple patch and was outstanding, turning away the barrage of goal-bound shots, as the Zebras took a 6-5 lead into the break.
The second half was a triumphant procession. Tattersao scored a wondrous goal from wide on the left and Freemisco sliced one into the bottom corner of the net after he failed to control it properly and it bounced off the edge of his plimsoll. To be fair it was a fine goal and Freemisco will be only too happy to tell anyone who cares to listen about it. He will also be happy to tell anyone prepared to listen that he does not wear plimsolls.
The desperate opposition tried to counter by taking free kicks to themselves (which the referee allowed), kicking and hacking (which the referee allowed) and making multiple illegal substitutions (guess what, the referee allowed them as well).
It didn't mattered as Brodiinhosa marshaled the back line and Reito and Tattersao passed and moved to good effect while Freemisco sought to bathe in the glory and adulation of his sliced wundergoal.
Ultimately the Zebras won 10-8 (though this does not accurately reflect the referee's problems with complex sums) and bagged another three points to move into second place.
God knows how, mind you.