L.O.B. vs Crus Missiles – Keep Playin’

Keep Playin'
The latest third-person account of my weekly attempt to play eight-a-side football – we wear grey… Keep playin’

Sometimes the score doesn’t offer a true reflection of how things really went down. Tonight was one of those games, and if the Greys had made the most of their chances and kept their concentration, things could have ended a lot differently – or at least, more respectably. Instead, the Greys’ recent winning streak came to a crashing 4-0 end, courtesy of current league leaders Crus Missiles.

Crus Missiles flexed their muscles first, unleashing a wave of early pressure that ended with the ball in the back of the Greys’ net. Thankfully, the unfamiliar-looking referee noticed the foul on Greys keeper Yusuf and disallowed the goal.

But ten minutes later Crus Missiles took the lead for real when pacy striker “Siya” neatly converted a one-on-one breakaway. Incensed, the Greys fought back immediately, and midfielder Chris was unlucky to see his well-controlled volley smash against the inside of the upright and, somehow, fly wide.

Early in the second half, against the run of play, Crus Missiles capitalised on a Greys defensive error and “Siya” popped up again to double their lead. Soon afterwards a well taken corner found an unmarked Crus Missiles head and it was three nil.

To their credit the Greys never gave up the ghost and chances fell to Mark, Paolo, Julien and Alex in quick succession. Yet somehow the Greys’ just couldn’t find the back of the net. Right at the death, just to pour salt in their wounds, a long range Crus Missiles shot fell to “Siya,” who tapped it in for his hat-trick and his team’s fourth.


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