14/06/2008 - Game 11Opposition:
Western Springs ChoppersVenue:
There isn't really that much of any note to say about this game. Just like the home game against them, we dominated and should have had it killed off by half time. Alas we only went in 1-0 up through our striker who is on a good run of scoring form now. Think I had only touched the ball 2 or 3 times. There was one dodgy moment in the first few minutes. I came out to collect a ball on the edge of the box, called for it and for some reason our right back runs across to pass it back to me almost sending it past me! I did quite well to stretch out my left foot to stop it and then clear the danger.
So the 2nd half came and inevitably we found ourselves level despite the domination. From a long throw in our left back only managed to glance a head into our box and one of their strikers turned and hit a pretty good shot into the far top corner. At this moment I pretty much gave up hope of getting a clean sheet this season. Defence just makes too many errors and the oppositions seem good enough to capitalise on them. This game was one of the best chances. Anyway it was still all us but it looked like a 2nd just wasn't going to come. With about 20 minutes to go we lost the matchball! There was some sort of river some way behind the pitch and a shot went miles high and wide and out into the water.
Unfortunately it was our ball too. 3rd matchball we have lost this season now! The previous 2 both went onto the road and got run over by buses at different trainings.
Don't know why we were playing with ours anyway. Usually the home team would supply the matchball. Anyway, it was replaced with theirs and the game continued. Finally the 2nd goal came with about 10 minutes to go with our striker firing in off the post from a corner for his 2nd of the game. Inevitably though, another defensive error let them in with a couple of minutes remaining. 1 defender let the ball go over his head, while 2 others failed to track the striker, both leaving him for each other and he finished off his one-on-one chance well.Result:
2-2 DrawPersonal Performance:
Meh. Didn't really do anything apart from pick the ball out of the net twice. Think I caught one cross and that's about it.
Incredibly disappointing result. Just like the first game against the, we should have won by 4 or 5 goals and blew it late on with a poxy equaliser. Some of the guys were saying afterwards that this lot is their bogey team. For the last 3 or 4 years they've battered them everytime but never seem to beat them.
Right now it's up to date I will try and get back into positing shortly after the games.