One player with 2 votes, another 3 with 1 vote each. Less than the minimum, but they are sufficiently familiar with those playing to be the selectors. Marcus with 2 votes is one selector. Delon, Alex and Daniel have 1 vote each, but Delon gets in ahead, having played more games in the current 6 month period (39, to 28 for Alex and 18 for Daniel).
Line ups to follow.
As posted by Marcus on the WhatsApp group chat at 5.54 pm:
Whites 12. Marcus T 4. Naz 5. Derian 9. Keith 10. Jacko 11. Jessen 14. Andy Ng
Reds 8. Delon 1. Alex F 2. Sean L 3. Augustine 6. David 7. Daniel 13. Jeff
After the game, please post reports and comments on the game below.
On paper, the teams seemed pretty imbalanced to start with. Having the likes of Daniel, Sean, Jeff, Alex and Delon is intimidating enough for any team. In the whites team, they have the just back from surgery jessen. Enough said.
And so the game started out with 6-7. The 1 man advantage to whites meant a little more evenly played game. Marcus opened accounts for whites with 2 goals. This was more like raising false hopes for them. Once Jeff came in to even the numbers, the score also followed suit with 2 quick fire goals coming from reds.
From there the bloodshed started. Whites were huffing and puffing and using long ball strategy to try to counter reds. The game was still quite evenly poised at 4-3 to reds. Whites though, managed to take the lead and were leading 5-4 for a while. Once Andy went in to replace Naz in goal, the floodgates opened. Nice plays between Daniel, Alex and Delon created more than enough chances for them to kill off the game. And kill of the game they did.
The final score ended 10-5 in what could have been worse for whites had reds not pulled some punches.
To give the benefit of the doubt to Marcus, he wasn't aware that Jessen was still injured when he chose him.