The game started a little late due to some players who came late. Once started, it was played at a heart pounding pace. For reds, Keith, Paul and Eddie marshalled the defence while Darren and Jacko were proving the engine in midfield. Delon was looking really sharp and playing to form. Naz started in his usual goalie position. Whites had hard man gow, 20 min man jessen and noisy Alex in defence. Sean partnered derian in midfield and Daniel played up top with Andy starting in goal.
The quick players in both teams meant a lot of running as well as off the ball running and it was quite frankly, end to end stuff. Whites stormed to an early 5-1 lead. Andy was the main contributor for whites goals. His efficiency was second to none and once he was presented with the slightest opening, he always seemed to be able to find the net, ala the great Andy Cole. He gets the ball he scores a goal, Andy Andy Cole!
While whites were starting to rest on their laurels, they also started making some really silly errors at the back. Alex and Daniel, the main culprit of the errors were trying to play like Barcelona by passing the ball out of defence. Quite often however, the ball would be intercepted by the very quick jacko or Darren. From 5-1 down, reds began their fightback by clawing their way back to 5-4. It became 6-4 to whites again before it quickly went back to a 1 goal margin of 6-5. This went on for a while before whites started to pull away to 9-5, 9-6 before the game ended with another goal from who else...Andy cole.
Notable performers, needless to say was Andy who scored at least 5 goals. Sean scored his usual screamer from midfield. Alex had a nice looking long shot that was probably the goal of the game. Naz also managed to curl in an amazing effort that left all dumbfounded. Darren was kept quiet most of the game but still managed to score 2 goals?
Overall a very competitive game played at a breathtaking pace at times...till next week, happy jubilee week!