Sven messaged at 8.40 pm to say something urgent had come up and he couldn't make it. ....
Fortunately, Melvin could still make it. ....
I suggested one of Philip S, Imran or Chris M switch over to Whites to take over as captain from Sven, with Melvin coming in for Reds, with the 2 captains agreeing on any further changes. Imran volunteered, so I left it to him to discuss any other changes with Ian.
Add any comments about the game below, including the final line ups.
Team 1 (white): Imran, Prakash, Steffen, Paul G, Melvin L Team 2 (red): Ian, Philip, Chris Sim, Kodaka, Chris M
I missed some 38 frenetic text messages that were flying about an hour before the match and so was surprised to see the initially agreed line-ups with Sven had been changed (as above) due to unforeseen circumstances.
It didn't help that it was 4 (whites) v 5 (reds) for about the first 20 mins, during which time the teams were not far apart: reds led 4-3 just before both teams were at full strength.
It was a game with plenty of goals, with Reds leading 12-7 at one stage before Whites scored a series of well-taken goals to make it 12-11. In the final 10 minutes, Reds probably had a bit more fuel in the tank (understandably) and managed to walk out 15-12 winners. It was a good workout and Imran was suitably pleased we didn't make the over/under 13 goals bet because there were 27 goals!