Several new, newer or less regular players, or players who haven't played together before, so I will suggest line ups. I've added a team captain poll. I've included those who have played 10 games or more in the current 6 month period and 40 games or more since January 2011.
4 players with 1 vote each in the team captain poll, so based on the number of games played in the current 6 month period, Jeff S (22 games) and Gilbert L (21) get in ahead of Glenn F (18) and Niel L (15).
It was the noisiest game I've ever played in - mainly because I was the like a mad man shouting and screaming my head off for most of the game. Enough about me. I apologise to everyone who played last nite and hope no one took offence to my barks, especially the Whites.
With so many new faces, we were expecting a different game. Sure enough, both sides started very cautiously, testing the grounds and the new players. Whites settled down marginally quicker and put 2 past the Reds. This woke Reds up who immediately reorganised themselves, and to good effect. Reds exploited the middle of the park with Tim and Jeff conducting play. This went on for almost the entire game as Whites did not have a natural holding player, they kept drifting to the sides or too far up field. Fortunately for Whites, Reds' final passes were not decisive and they were most unlucky to find the posts more that the back of the net. Hafidz, Reis and Ben kept our defense busy with waves of attack but lacked the final punch. Niel and Dan put in a good shift for the Whites, covering a lot of ground with Alex upfront always ready to pounce. The 2 Jons were still getting used to the pace and physical punishment, more game time should help. Glenn was totally anonymous and being bullied around until towards the end, he saved a penalty and the rebound, and the rebound, to keep the game going on another 10 mins. Alex blasted in the last goal and ended a night of great entertainment, scrappy play and tired lungs. 4 - 3 to Whites.
Last Edit: Mar 25, 2014 10:06:52 GMT 8 by Gilbert L
Post by Jeff Salleh on Mar 25, 2014 12:57:27 GMT 8
On the reds side, I must say david put a good shift on the right and Jamie with his usual energizer bunny play. Reds was really unfortunate hitting the post almost 4 times and not taking its chances including a penalty miss from me. Whites had the advantage of players familiar to the ground and overall giffa play.
All in all, as bert put it nicely - "entertainment, scrappy and tired lungs".