Another very interesting game. This time we played on a huge field – 25 players on the turf. Despite overwhelming advantage on paper (Zhenia T, and Vlad R.) WHITEs did not materialize their advange for a very very long time. At 11:123 WHITEs where even up by 2 points, it was all ended at 11:24 when Zheia T. scored two quick goals – 3:3.
Even after such a blow, WHITEs continued to play well few more minutes and Vlad 2 scored his second goal and a header – 4:3. But that was all. After that DARKs were completely dominating everywhere on the field and quick passed were tearing WHITEs defenses into shreds. Game was interesting and competitive, but result was predictable and fair.
A quick note about Style:
We noticed that both Zhenia T. and Sasha V. practice a very conservative soccer style with a subtle leadership and without loud outbursts. They try to involve all team members through careful passing, and they personally spend a lot of time in defense. Only after several preparatory passes we would see an ambitious long distance pass that relies on a fast running and creative thinking on the receiving end of the pass. Watching this, we are constantly under impression that they play only half as strong as they potentially could. And all this is great for raising our group overall level to a new high.
|Oleg picked for WHITEs||Lyonya G. picked for DARKs|
|Gorgeous 121 minutes of the game|
|Andres and Bobby was the first pick for WHITEs||Zhenia T. was a first pick for DARKs|
|How the points are calculated if a person switches during the game: Points are counted from first team where this person started to play, unless this person scores a goal or assist while playing for the second team.|
|Late arrivals for WHITEs: Vlad 2 (2 goals)and Sasha V. (!!!)||Late arrivals for DARKs: Vadim L., Oliver (1 goal), Dennis P. and Alex Grt (2 passes) switched to compensate for Stas M.|
09:59 – 0:0 – start 12-on-11 on a super huge field and small goals
10:47 – 1:0 – Andres scores after a pass from Sasha V.
10:53 – 1:1 – Lyonya G. scored a good looking goal after a fast pass from Vlad R.
11:13 – 2:1 – Andres again – this time GK let the ball slip from his hands and blame the gloves
* * * Alex Grt switches for DARKs – teams are now even – 12-on-12 * * *
11:23 – 3:1 – Vlad 2 – power and precision
11:24 – 3:2 – Zhenia T. pass from Vlad R.
11:24 – 3:3 – Zhenia T. – a long distance shot onto an empty net
11:36 – 4:3 – cross from Lesha K. and Vlad 2 scores another goal – header this time
11:37 – 4:4 – Zhenia T. to Alex Grt and to Lenia Ch. and score from the post into the net
11:42 – 4:5 – Alex Grt to Vlad R. to Damon and Damon scores his second goal of the season
11:46 – Zhenia T, was shooting to get his third goal, but Sasha V. stopped the inevitable with a quick hand
12:00 – 4:6 – Oliver – pass from Vlad R.
Standings after 25 Games
Let’s keep threshold at 5 games one last time accommodate Kolya P. and Zhenia T.:
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