A depleted Senators' team meeting for an away fixture is nothing new and hardly worth reporting, however, even by our standards, the 10 heroes that did turn up and make themselves available can proudly look back on a job very well done.
For the select few there are no excuses like golf trips to Cornwall, preferences to play with your friends in some non-descript MBBO league that may give you the impression of eternal youth, recent additions to the family that require Saturday pm babysitting duties, or even participation in the Americas Cup.
Some may look at this make shift bunch of renegades as a left over from some prehistoric era and judging by appearance alone there would be some merit in the observation. Swimming against the tide most definitely and a sense of injustice galvanised them into a fearsome unit.
OK, we lost, but we now know that Corporal Jones always has two 20-pound notes in this pocket. Surely that alone was worth the trip!