After Spain’s routine humiliation of Tahiti, Kevin Curran wondered if there were any other slaughters out there.
Australia 31 - American Samoa 0:
In 2001 Australia, who recently made the decision to move from the Oceania WQC section to the Asian section so as to have a better chance of actually getting to Rio, dished out a 31-0 thrashing to an American Samoan XI who had the lofty notion of actually trying to reach the 2002 World Cup finals in South Korean and Japan. This would have been far closer in rugby
Arbroath 36 - Bon Accord 0:
To the highlands now and back to 1885 for a Scottish Cup game. 36 - 0 is quite the hammering for any team, but given the fact that Bon Accord were actually a Cricket Team, I think we can forgive them. In those times, any Scottish Team could enter the Cup competition. Bon Accord aka Orion Cricket Club shared their name with Orion F.C who were the Football team that the invite for the competition was intended for. Nevertheless the Cricketers didn't back down from the challenge that faced them, and given the fact that they were indeed Cricketers, 36 - 0 was not that bad a score in their terms.
Willenhall Town 57 - Burton Brewers 0:
One for the ladies here. Picture this. 2001, a West Midlands Regional League game in the UK, a cold and wet Sunday morning. This was the scene of a whopping defeat for the Burton Brewers Ladies. They found themselves 1-0 down after just 15 seconds and 3-0 down 2 minutes into the game. The score was 27-0 at half time and Burton didn't manage a shot on target until 10 minutes from time. Needless to say the Brewers need to spend some more time on the training ground, or at least make a few decent signings.
AS Adema 149 - SO L’Emyrne 0:
Any fans of Madagascan football out there? No? Then you may not have heard of this result before. And if you’re shocked to find out that 149 goals could be scored in one game, then how would you react if I told you that they were 149 own-goals?! SO L’Emyrne planned this whole debacle before the game as a protest to a referring decision that went against them in their previous game. A game that confirmed that they could not win the 2002 Title. From the tip off the SOE players proceeded to score own goal after own goal until the final whistle. I, like many more I’m sure, have been on the end of a few embarrassing defeats during my time on the pitch, but usually the Ref has the heart to call it up after it gets to 6 or 7 nil.