On a soggy soccer pitch, the eighth or maybe ninth goal had just been slotted against my team.
The referee blew his whistle and I went to shake an opponent's hand thinking - hoping - it was full-time. But there was still 10 minutes to go and plenty of time for the team to bag another goal or two in what was a complete flogging.
It was a drubbing, but what I remember was the muted celebrations from the opposition. It was was an example of winning well.
There is nothing wrong with dishing out a hiding on the sports field. Being ruthless and not condescending a weaker opponent shows respect for them and the contest.
There is nothing wrong from receiving one either, as long as you have a crack and learn from it, in fact, you will learn more from the hidings.
The women's World Cup is being played in France and reigning champions the US has come under criticism for how it celebrated its thrashing of minnows Thailand.
Even after the 11th, 12th and 13th goals were scored, the team celebrated with group hugs, hand gestures and dancing.
But were the celebrations deliberately disrespectful or spontaneous ebullience?
Alex Morgan, who kicked five was not over the top with her on-field reactions. Her Cruyff turn for her hat-trick goal was top drawer but marked only briefly with extended arms and a fist pump.
Her fifth goal was an absolute screamer and worth celebrating: her first touch outside the box saw the ball lob up, she flicked it over her defender's head, turning into the box and smashing home a left-foot volley.
If I'd kicked that goal in a World Cup I'd probably have sprinted into the grandstand and would still be cartwheeling down the Champs Elysee high-fiving strangers.
Despite being labeled a bad sport, after the game Morgan hugged Thailand's Miranda Nild, who played soccer at her college, telling her to keep her head up.
But she did not apologise for winning so heavily and nor should she.
"I think it's disrespectful if we don't show up and give our best and play our game for 90 minutes," Morgan told ESPN.
"And for the celebrations, these are goals we have dreamt of our entire life ... I'm going to celebrate Mal Pugh's goal. I'm going to celebrate Sam Mewis and Rose Lavelle. This is their first World Cup and I'm so proud of them." Totally agree.
Perhaps the reaction of the substitutes was a bit over the top and captain Megan Rapinoe, who scored the ninth goal, could have muted her slide down the sideline.
It is an interesting time in sport with behaviour on and off the various fields being analysed and critiqued and overreactions and contrived outrage become the norm.
But as Rapinoe explained: "I think our only crime was an explosion of joy last night."
The game summed up the agony and ecstasy of sport: some players are going to be over the moon because they won and some are going to be devastated because they lost.
That is life and the microcosm of sport illustrates it better than anything.
It is an interesting time in sport, with behaviour on and off the various fields being analysed and critiqued; overreactions and contrived outrage are becoming the norm.
In the AFL, an umpire had a fan who called him a "bald-headed flog" kicked out of the ground. Another fan was warned by security that he was barracking too loudly - not swearing, not abusing people, but cheering his side too vociferously.
What are we coming to, seriously?
We want crowds and players to behave well and in accordance to the spirit of the respective game, but we do not want passionless affairs.
Which makes Richmond's Sydney Stack's reaction to another moment of brilliance from Adelaide's Eddie Betts so refreshing.
The young gun was playing on the veteran and told him not to kick any special goals. When Betts snapped another classic goal from the pocket, he celebrated with the crowd and his teammates before saying to Stack, "I told ya brother".
The pair laughed and Stack high-fived Betts. Cue the outrage about Stack celebrating an opponent's moment of brilliance in a game that was largely over anyway.
They are the moments that make sport great. That even the fiercest competitors can say to their opponent who has just done something special, "that was too good".
It is why we watch.
- Mark Baker is Australian Community Media - Tasmania managing editor