character. Host of this televised world–cup party is Bill. His wife sums him up saying,“The only thing men care about is football”. John Essex characterised Bill who is the linchpin of the unfolding, all-important football match, and the various relationships. John is a competent actor: he effortlessly brought out all the comedy of the script. Monica, who wants some excitement in her humdrum life, fantasies about Gary Lineker. She says about her marriage that she has had “eight not unhappy years of marriage”. Played by Lisa Barlow, who is a versatile actress, she found the core of the character. Lisa never disappoints; she puts so much detail into her characters. From the “kick off ” this play still delivers and the cast can be pleased they scored a winning goal.