On a fairly slick pitch, two very even teams met for tonight's game. I believe for the first 40 mins of the game, both teams were canceling each other out and though, either side had chances (some fairly spectacular) but there were just no goals. the first goal came from a chaotic clearance from a Whites corner with Derian lashing home from outside the D. Reds were initially crestfallen but there was plenty of fight.
Starting to be braver in attack, it wasn't long till Jeremiah finished off a good move after a cross from the wings. Game on! From there, another 2 very similar goals with Jeremiah once again showing a deadly touch and the floodgates opened. Reds were now rampaging forward with goals from Dan, Jeremiah and myself before Whites (Derian) scored another from a defensive lapse. Without realizing we were playing till about 10:30, when Ray rounded off a good move scoring after a one-on-one with the keeper.
Final score: Reds 7 - Whites 2
Great defending by Steven, Rai and Dan. Jeremiah was lethal with his 4 goals. Whites were unfortunate, always looking dangerous as they attacked, missing narrowly on many occasions. It could have so easily been a high-scoring draw!
The final scoreline does not truly reflect the tightness of the game. Both teams could have easily run away with the game.
And I thought Whites had a better momentum going in the first 40 mins, and even at the 1-1 stage when they are really threatening with scoring and it was hard to link up plays for the Reds between defence, midfield/strikers.
The reliever probably comes with the quickfire goals from Jeremiah, 2 poacher goals in quick sucession in the space of 5 mins brings the score up to 3-1. And thats when the game swings quickly to the Red's favour.
Very good game indeed, and looking forward to the next. Thanks mates for the tight game.