Doing some sneak scouting at Reeves Park earlier I ran into Ollie and Norbert who tell me that the 6 pm games will start at 6:30 pm. If any doubts better check with someone. I was not at the meeting where this was discussed.
Last nights game was more of a freaking kickaround for sap and score was no indication of the game. Sap gave up an early pk kick but out of retirement and 1st game back C. T came up big. Guessing the wrong way but coming back to hang on to the save.
After that wake up call it was smooth sailing the rest of the way.
K.T picked up the first goal which was a good hammered shot with some spin....A little lucky, but good shot no doubt.
(too bad he missed all the other chances fed to him)
The centre midfield despite pregame critisicsm (ALWAYS A CONFIDENCE BOOSTER) was very creative feeding chances all over.
A second goal came later that half on a good finish by young sap striker.
A little scare came midway through the second half when a bad midfield giveaway gave a break to the tricity strikers who had yet to have a decent shot (other than pk) who was able to beat the slowwwwww sap keeper. (still a few more games before he`ll be back in top form...
(WAB: I think you will be shocked when you see what he can do )
Sap then tightened up and returned to its previous first half woooping (completing 10 passes and then missing the finish)
All and all a good first game with the quality of opponents sure to improve in the next few games.
Sid, Completely agree with you about the shitty scheduling..
why not play a format like vmsl reg season one game against other side teams and two in your own division.
Wonder what genius decided on this Crap schedule.
A wipe out took place in the second half as the South African team went down to 9 men and allowed 7 goals in the second half.
Ivor Evans went home frustrated and Ian Sneddon, it appears, may have broken his wrist in some sort of collision I didn't see.
Not sure why the paramedics were called but Ian seemed from across the field to be in a lot of discomfort and pain. Any one knows how he, is post an update.
I don't know if he left in the ambulance, as it sat at the field for what seemed a long time after he walked in that direction with the paramedics.
Sorry to see that happen as Ian always makes a game of it and isn't a quitter like others. Last summer this was the 96ers and I recall two guys calling it quits in frustration before the half.
This was not a rough game at all but we lost two players on the turf. One fell and may have some ACL damage and no one was near him.