Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Trials and tribulations of life in the 6 a-side - the story of Norfolk and Chance

Blog – Week 2 – CRY Cup 2nd Group Game

The word “hero” is an overused term in our beautiful game. Too many of our overpaid Premier League players are often put on the same level as soldiers and surgeons. But, down at 6-a-side level, where we actually pay to play football, you could argue we are deserving of that accolade.

And so it was proved in our second group game of the CRY cup. We had lost our opening game 9-0 to a Premier Division side and faced equally tough opposition in the second one. To add to our already steep mountain, we could only muster 5 players. However we got stuck in, battled for every ball and won every header. For the first half, we kept the score at 0-0.

We went into the second half in confident mood. Still the chances for the opposition came and went and they got more and more frustrated. However they did get the breakthrough after around 8 minutes of the second half, when a long range pile driver beat Jimmy in goal.

We kept battling though and Ru had a couple of gilt edged chances when through one-on-one with the goalkeeper which he really should have taken. In the end though, we lost 1-0. A marked improvement and something we can hopefully carry over into the league, especially after our 1-1 draw last week.

Here’s hoping!


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