We went in to this game knowing that it was going to be a hard one. The London Royals had beaten the first two teams that they played 10-0 and 12-0. This game was going to be all about our defensive strategy. Sadly in the first half we were simply beaten by better play. The London Royals were passing very well and causing the defence to shift out of position. One of their players in particular was getting our defenders to over commit and then dribble pass them.
On our side Tristan managed to get a green card for back chatting with the umpire at the very beginning of the first half and Neil got injured 5 minutes in so things were not going to plan. On the positive side we were still defending quite well and Laurence in particular was doing a superb job. This won him the man of the match vote at the end of the game. At the end of the first half it was 0-6.
The second half was much better we started playing better as a team, passing well, and threated their D a few times. Zak almost scored a goal with the keeper only just denying him. The royals still had a number of chances in the second half but Sam’s excellent keeping kept their shots from reaching the back of the net. They only managed to score one additional goal in the second half which was a rousing achievement in our books. Final score was 0-7 to the London Royals.
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