The OldBoys squared off against a solid Manhattan Celtic Bhoys team on Sunday and came away with a 3-1 victory. The OldBoys enjoyed the majority of possession throughout the game but found it challenging to breakdown a very solid Celtic defense. Brandon scored the first of his three goals in the 30th minute, giving the OldBoys a 1-0 halftime lead. The halftime talk focused on continuing with what worked in the first half and coming out strong in an effort to put the game away. 10 minutes into the second half Brandon found the back of the net for the second time off a cross from Ernest. The second goal deflated the opposition and the OldBoys had total control of the game. In the 70th minute Sawyer set up Brandon in front of the net and he secured a hat trick. The defense limited Celtic to just one shot on goal but it was a well struck shot from the 18 that gave Celtic a glimmer of hope in the 75th minute. The OldBoys finished the game strong and took all 3 points.
Overall, it was a great team performance and good preparation as we face some high quality teams in the next two games.
Goals: Brandon (3)
Assists: Ernest (2), Sawyer
Man of the Match: Pfft, if you score a hat trick you’re certainly MOTM. Brandon.