Sunday, 13 June 2010

Trials & Tribulations of life in the 6-a-side: The Story of Norfolk and Chance

Blog 5

Ole, ole ole ole, ole, ole! We have our first victory! NAC, who some said didn’t have a chance, have racked up their first win, triumphing 3-1 over Godsport Wonders, who were sitting in 3rd in the league!

We went into the game after a 3-3 draw last week in the CRY cup, a game I couldn’t play in due to my other team commitments, but that confidence was carried over to the league. We started the game in the normal fashion, strong and creating chances but one mistake and we were punished. 1-0 to Godsport.

However we were back in the game within a couple of minutes. A long ball forward from Jimmy, flicked on by Steve and Jay was there to smash it home at the near post. You can’t beat a bit of route one! Goal 2 came from what seemed to be a lost ball which Jay chased and kept in on the touchline, skinned one of their guys and then squared across the box for Justin to tap in. Game on!

We had a couple of other chances, which brought their manager out of his trackies and onto the pitch to try and save the game. We continued to frustrate them though and got our third goal through the tricky Jay, who had already trained for an hour before this game.

Our stand in defender Ian came in again and provided a real solid presence in defence. Steve seemed really up for the game and I was feeling confident. Other results ahead of us also went our way, with the team above us not playing so therefore forfeiting the game. We are now one point off second bottom and 7 points off 3rd place.

We can do it!


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