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Old Guys to the rescue! Of the thirteen plays available for Sunday's match, only a few 'young guys'. We had Trent, Tommy Agua, Jimmy, Bobvuc, Henry, Erich, Eddy V and Johnny M. Young guys rounded out our 13 with Chris R, Chad, Bernado, Reed (is he an old guy or young guy?) and Bruno.
Facing off against our toughest opponent thus far, we were doing an aweful lot of defending on Sunday. Unlike our normal theme of 'many chances, few goals', Chad gave us a leg up with a left-footed dead ball delivered low, around the wall and into the corner of the net. The 1-0 lead was a welcome advantage. After that goal early in the game, the speed and fitness of Srpska Republika kept us back on our heals and repelling attack after attack. We did what we could, but, a defensive misque led to an even 1-1 match at halftime.
They continued to apply pressure down our right flank and eventually were through with a break-away goal that left Reed no chance. He did what he could on that attempt and made several punch aways and 'diving' saves to limit the damage. We did not let much time go by before Chris R. received a dead ball pass from Chad at the penatly. He avoided the trip and tied the match at 2-2 with a well-place goal to the keeper's left.
The new lead didn't last long as a deflected shot ended up in our net not much later The 3-2 advantage remained until the Eddy scored his game-tying header with less than ten minutes remaining in the contest.
All in all, a solid, well-earned tie by the Das Magic 'Old Guys' with more than a little help from the young lads. A nice combination that has served us well this season.