D- Jack, Alex, Roberts, Yuval
M- Charlie, Stig, Danny, UK, Allessandro
Subs: Toks, Mazzi, Andres, Chris With Danny’s newly acquired fatherhood status and Cheez coming back from his honeymoon, CPR had some questions to answer.
The first half proved to be an evenly matched affair where mid-field combination of Danny and Stig controlled the proceedings and nullified Troy before they could get their attack going. Harvard spent large parts of the first half peacefully digesting the eggs, ham and cheese he wolfed down minutes before taking the field while the defense snuffed just about every ball played to Troy’s attackers.
UK continued his recovery from injury by finding different ways to miss one-on-one opportunities versus the keeper. His first attempt on a breakaway went closer to the corner flag than the goal post (difficult to do as he was closer to the goal post) and on his second, almost identical opportunity a few minutes later, he mixed things up by trying to slot a low ball to the far corner but his shot was, eh, a bit weak and easily saved. We eventually got a goal from Cheez (he should get married more often) in the first half and continued to make things harder for us by missing good chances.
Troy came out for the second half hell-bent on equalizing and went with 3 strikers up top and a mental patient at center back. Neither move proved decisive and CPR held on to give Troy it’s first league defeat and move to within 5 points with a game in hand.
Final Score: CPR Grays 1 – Troy 0
Honorable Mention: Stig