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This season has been plagued by disappointments from injuries to losing matches to clearly inferior teams because of attendance. With the table so tight and Khaboor taking away a victory, we haven't been able to maintain 'our flow'.
Last week against a 'weak' squad, we surrendered two quick goals (defensive mistakes) to put us in a hole. We eventually climbed out and claimed victory, but, nothing was easy. This week against another 'soft' opponent, CKS Warta B, it was like a reply of the previous match. On a defensive mistake then a poor decision by our keeper, Das was looking at a 2-0 deficit.
Well, the only good news, is that we followed the script from the previous week. Scoring one when Erich found himself in the right spot to receive and bury a shot and did well with it; then, quickly, putting in the equalizer before the half way point. In spite of the tying of the match, there were countless missed goal scoring opportunities. The goal post was getting a work out and so was the opposing goalie (retrieving the ball from the errant shots).
Again, we looked a bit better in the second half, but, the finishing was still less than spectacular. A third goal put us in front 3-2, but, not for good. With their opportunities extremely limited in the second period, a toe ball found its way to the netting to tie the match at three all.
In spite of the lackluster showing and performances, and the brutally hot day, Das Magic was not to be denied. In the waning moments of the match, Alex pushed the ball through the box and was taken down. With characteristic stoicism and a bit of alcohol still in his bloodstream from the previous evening's wedding, Jimmy knocked home a penalty kick to secure another victory for the good guys. Let's keep this rolling!
The family day swim party and barbeque and Mom Vucinic's house following the match was a great craig!