After the player swap of Manish and Paul to the White team, the teams were pretty even on paper. Reds drew first blood with none other than Elvin and subsequently followed up with 3 goals all from defenders, the first a screamer from just after the halfway line from Andrew followed by a well placed shot by Danny from a similar distance and finally, a stolen goal by moi by gently guiding yet another goal bound shot from Andrew into the goal
Still credit to White team spirit and instead lying down tamely they had renewed energy and capitalized and too many defensive errors by Red and scored 4 goals in retaliation with their front players like Kodaka, Gerard and Charpin making it v difficult for Red def to play the ball out and we had to resort to long balls to the front where fortunately we always had Perminder, Tim or Elvin lurking.
The combo of Elvin and Imran proved too much for the stalwart Whites and they are eventually succumbed 7-4 or 8-4 to the Reds. Apologies to Jeethu for the sliding tackle and big kudos for not making a meal of it and brushing it off! A true sport indeed.