So my boyfriend's soccer team finished up their season before the playoffs today. It was a great last game. The guys played very well, they communicated and they were passing the ball up the field very well. Many of the forward players (strikers and mid fielders) all had a lot of good shots on net. The team pretty much dominated for possession as the ball was rarely in our end of the field.
It was also an interesting game since our goalie and backup goalie were unable to attend (one of in italy and the other had to work). So out third choice was in goal (one of the defenders and the manager/sponsor of the team). He's not really a goalie so it was really up to the defenders to hold their line and make sure the other team didn't get a shot on or if they did it was horribly off target. What's surprising is we were faced with the other team taking a penalty shot (not sure how it came about... I think it was a hand ball in the box or something). All the previous penalty shots we've suffered through all went in. However, our third goalie actually stopped this one in (since penalty shots might as well be a free goal for the other team >.<). That must have boosted the team's spirits as they continued to play well.
We only had one sub players and we didn't really use it very much despite how hard we were playing. The other team was getting so mad and they were calling out for any foul or possible wrong doing. Near the very end of the game one of the other players was chasing down our player on a breakaway right down the field and because he couldn't get ahead of him he just grabbed him on the shoulders and pulled him down. I hate it when that happens. I even yelled out for the ref to bring out the red card and get the fool off the field (and that's exactly what happened!).
In the end we won. A brilliant game with a score of 6 - 1. We destroyed that team. They had beaten us twice before but they're not even a great team, we just couldn't get our act together.
All in all we're all happy and we really turned the season around. There are 4 teams (I think) vying for 2nd place but we might just keep it. But 3rd is okay too.
5 blog comments below
6-1 is a definite win. But I'd have thought a bit boring too? I like it when the teams are more evenly matched so as to make for a very exciting game where the outcome is not that certain right into the final minutes of the game.
deanhills on Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:45 am
Sounds like your team was under-matched or perhaps your team was better trained. I don't know. Whatever, the case that is a nice record. The team did a good job this season!
pauline123 on Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:05 pm
Sounds like the team played like a 'team'. Good way to go into the playoffs!
standready on Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:34 pm
This sounds like a great game! being a fellow football fan myself. I understand how the 6-1 game must of been very exciting, especially against a team that has beaten your amazing boyfriend's team before. I am sure he is very happy and I am sure he is happy with the way he played and the goal he scored... oh wait... how do I know he scored??
TheLimey on Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:29 pm
|This sounds like a great game! being a fellow football fan myself. I understand how the 6-1 game must of been very exciting, especially against a team that has beaten your amazing boyfriend's team before. I am sure he is very happy and I am sure he is happy with the way he played and the goal he scored... oh wait... how do I know he scored??|
Ugh I dunno... MAYBE CAUSE YOU ARE MY BOYFRIEND AND YOU WERE THE ONE SCORING GOALS!!!
TheGremlyn on Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:08 pm