In June a crew of Washington loggers set up their yarder
and began building a series of 16 "x-weirs": half-buried crisscrossed logs that act as funnels, slowing the water and directing it away from the channel's banks.
Out in the woods that morning, we "arrested" the yarder for crimes against trees, sang songs, and gave interviews to reporters.
The process-server informed us that we were being sued by Huffman & Wright Logging, the owner of the yarder, for $50,000 in punitive damages for chaining ourselves to their equipment.
Sean Schneider of Matthews Environmental Services cleans a yarder
in preparation for Thursday's opening of the Oregon Logging Conference.
Deiniol Graham brought out a brilliant save from Phil Pattinger, who held his 25 yarder
at the base of the post in the 33rd minute.
A bizarre goal on 75 minutes sent the Shrews into a 2-1 lead when Ian Woan's speculative 25 yarder
was completely misjudged by keeper Marshall, who pushed the ball into the air and then saw it cross the goal-line as he fell backwards into the net.
Rowley steered an effort into the side netting from close range, Bobby Jones forced keeper Dave Jones to save down at a post and Thomas swept a 15- yarder
It was the second time this term United had come away victorious from Watnall Road, having beaten them in the Setanta League Cup, A dominant first half display laid the foundations for the success with Gooding thudding home a superb 15- yarder
following another ex-Sky Blue, Andy Hall's cross.