This is not a match report but want to say a big thank you to the Reds for effectively playing 7 vs 8. I aggravated my medial collateral ligament during the warm up, could only hobble painfully, and played keeper for the whole game. At 3 - 1 down, and with Paul T suffering an ankle injury, I thought the fat lady had sung. But Reds kept persevering and...will leave the report to the report writer. Great defending by the Reds defence: Wing Kong, Paul T, Nic (F or G?), Gerard.
Last Edit: Mar 10, 2014 7:57:17 GMT 8 by Foo Cheong
I think final score was 4-3 to Reds - credit to them for a very spirited fightback. Despite Whites going 3-1 up at one stage, they never stopped fighting back. I think Whites were guilty of missing a few gilt-edged chances (myself guilty as charged for passing instead of shooting at times!).
I'd like to say the last red goal was slightly fortuitous, but I think most would agree that at that stage (3-3), either side did just enough to win it at the death.
Just a last word.. I hate to be in goal when Anthony G is shooting. Kudos to whoever was in goal (FC?) for placing yourself in harm's way!!
Personally, I would name Foo Cheong as the "Man of the Match". Despite his injury with the agony of pain throughout the match (he was literally limping & could hardly kick the ball), he stood up bravely & superbly as the Reds keeper taking powerful shots from Whites & even making numeorous 1-to-1 saves when the Whites backline was well beaten.
Overall, it was a huge team effort from all the Reds' players to make the comeback possible. Great workout and thanks to Whites who played the match in good spirits & sportsmanships!
agreed, thanks Foo Cheong for turning up. With that kind of injury it would have been perfectly acceptable to have pulled out at the last minute so much appreciated that you made the extended effort to play in goal! That said, please don't do it again unless you are going to be the goalkeeper on my team, I lost count of how many saves you made that game!