Tough Loss for Firsts’

May 10 2012 Published by under Whites

The firsts faced an excellently drilled Pancyprian team who gave us defensive problems from the very start. We sloppily went a goal behind early on, but a great finish from Robbo after a spell of our pressure leveled things up. We made some defensive changes and also had a lucky break as the referee should have punished us with a red card for Ben and a penalty kick, inexplicably deciding instead to yellow card the felled Pancyprian striker for diving. We gave away another soft goal but ended the half gaining better control of midfield. We got another lucky break near the start of the second period as the Pancyprians went down to 10 men. We had most of the possession from there and moved the ball well, but found it difficult to break down a resolute defense and keeper. With only minutes remaining and pushing more players up the field, we were caught short at the back and conceded a third. Even though we lost the game 3-1 this was a much better performance than in recent weeks, and showed us what level of play we need to aspire to.


TEAM: Ben, Andy Ma, Paul, Mike Nel, Danny, Andy, Conor, Mke Nie, Eli, Kwesi, Kyle – SUBS: Dave, George, Dan Riz

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