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Summit Park is on 5700 S Archer (west of Archer)!
Ten minutes before the official 5pm kickoff, Das Magic already had a full squad, plus a few subs. It seems this responsible behavior must have influenced the game outcome in some mysterious way (just looking for some explaination for not coming away with a victory).
The final result against the West Indies Jets was a 1-1 tie and a single point in the standings.
As usual, even with our extensive warm up routine, we still started the game a bit flat. Still, our defense limited the opponent to a few weak twenty-five or thirty foot shots that were off their mark or easily coralled by the G.M in the goal. On the flip side, as Das Magic warmed to the field and each other, the number of dangerous chances created could not be counted on two hands. We just couldn't finish. The ball did not want to go in the net.
Finally, in the fading minutes of the first half, Ben Shep. got on the money end of a great cross from Vinny (I think) and chipped the goalie wide left for a 1-0 lead that Das took into the 'locker room'.
As the second period began, Das Magic continued to control the match. W.I. Jets rarely possessed the ball across their defensive half. Unfortunately, at about the seventy-fifth minute, a through ball breakaway forced a foul in the defensive third. A quickly taken chip, that looked to be an offside play gave the Jets an equilizer goal. The goal opened up the game and both teams traded opportunites for the remainder of the match.
After the ref called about ten consecutive fouls against Timmy N., he relented and gave the good guys a free kick from the top left of the the penalty area. The ball was shot low, around the edge of the wall. There were at least three Magicians on the goal line attempting to put the rebound in as it careened back and forth across the goal mouth just begging to be pushed into the goal. Finally, Vin footed the fifth rebound in for was should have been the winning goal. Referee man didn't agree and called Das in an offside position, disallowing the goal and deciding that the match should end in a 1-1 tie.
Seems karma was working, considering the goal that the ref disallowed in last week's match allowing Das to be victoious.....