Post by Rajiv on Aug 14, 2013 10:11:36 GMT 8
With 4-a-side, we agreed to play to the side-lines.
Reds led 2-0 and 4-1, before Whites came back to lead 5-4. Reds came back to lead 6-5, before Whites pulled ahead 9-6. From then on, every time Reds pulled back to within a goal, Whites pulled ahead 3 or 4 goals, up to about 16-13. Whites finally pulled away to win by about 20-15.
With 4-a-side, and playing the the side lines, control of the ball and conserving energy became more important, and Whites probably edged the game in those respects. Whites held the centre of the pitch well, and Kodaka and Nick combined well up front to finish off the chances created.
Reds tended to try to play down the sides, and although they created a lot of chances, didn't finish them their chances off as well as Whites. It also probably tired them out faster. Playing down the sides also meant the risk of playing the ball out over the side lines was greater when Reds were in possession. Overall, the modified rule probably affected Reds more than it did Whites.
Imran kept Reds in the game with several unstoppable shots after bringing the ball forward from defence.
All in all, everyone was just glad to get a game, and the scoreline didn't count for much. Also, it was an interesting experience playing the whole game to the side lines.
Amazingly, Nick and Kodaka were still full of running at the end.
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