I think the players who showed up paid the penalty, The 2 guys in reserved also paid the penalty. Regardless, the game carried on with Whites scoring the 1st goal. As they were1 man short, Whites were very tight and played to the feet. They were disciplined to track back and cover defence and rush full force during counters. Reds were somewhat congested and was not able to take advantage o the extra man. Reds were sluggish and were easy pickings by the defence. If it wasn't for Sufian and Rai's heroics, it would have been a 1 sided game. Oh. did I mentions Whites had 1 player less. Well done to Whites, who gave 120% effort, running, keeping and scoring great goal. Should be 3-5 to Whites when we were chased out at 10pm.
Rajiv - no issues for me to pay the penalty since I flaunted the rules (rules are rules). Usually, James will check and shows up to games when his name is on it, so I have confident enough to agree to help put his name but unfortunately this week he is out sick.
Anyway, back to the game. Respect to my team-mates in whites, keeping it tight, communicate, hustling oppositions and took their chances. When they were playing outfield, they gave their all and when they were tired, they got back in goal to recoup. Whites also slowed the game when necessary and did not rushed the ball out too soon and didn't lose possession as much as the usual game as keeper just throws the ball out using route 1 strategy. Good teamwork and fighting for each other and I still get to venture upwards once in a while confident enough that someone will cover my back.
It was 4-4 at the end and the spoils were shared as someone came knocking on the gates.
Amazing effort by the 6 Whites! They were huffing and puffing all game and they were very loud in their communicatio ... so loud that I think it "scared the shit" out of some Reds. Their players played a team game - forgoing their own personal game for the better of the team. 2 Thumbs and 2 Toes up!!
I think the difference btw both teams are ball winners, ball losers and those who do both (lose balls constantly and don't win back balls at all). Can't imagine if James was actually playing .. maybe we wont even see beyond our own "D".
They only consolation was Reds didnt lose the game ... LOL!