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There were many challenges this past week. An unusual Saturday night start, cold, wind and rain, a lost manager and a team of giant, young Bosnians.... Das Magic Football Club met everyone with success.
This Prijedor team was night and day different from last year. Their squad this year is much younger and TALLER. Their youth and speed, and the tightness of the field left little time with the ball. This led to a tightly contested match on both sides of the field. A slipperly ball and a well place shot put the opposition up 1-0 going into halftime.
In spite of a some incredibly bad judgement and lackluster play (in addition to being late to the match) from the manager, the rest of the team picked up the slack. The pace and intensity of Prijedor's game slowed and cracks started to appear. We started connecting passes and a great run by 'The Difference' and the resulting penalty kick tied the match with about fifteen minutes to play.
The continued pressure by Mark, Paul and Chris caused a turnover on the attacking left side. Paul passed to Chris who took on the keeper and with Paul making the weak side run knocked in the game winner with less than five minutes remaining.
A large amount of post game pizza and beer was consumed as we regaled about our victory.