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After two games against Deportivo Colomex (first in our division) and now the first place team in the other division, Brusfa FC, this was our third consecutive week against a first place team. The first was match with several of our boys in Baraboo that ended in a 4-2 loss and an ejection. The second was a loss that we pulled out of a win (4-3) and finally a tie we pulled out of a win (3-3)
We played a tough game with only a half of a sub (Alex was nursing some injuries) and a defense anchored by Nick R. We play well all around and scored first with a ball pushed down the right side by Mark M. and cross into a breaking Paulie to the near post. Paulie did what he could and knocked a volly off his high ankle or low shin past a diving keeper. We were pushing up well offensively and having the run of the pitch. Late in the first half they crossed a ball into the mouth of the goal that was headed past Reed.
Early in the second half, a tremendous effort from Gerry in the middle (he stole the ball from four different players and knocked the ball past the keeper for a 2-1 lead. As the game started to wind down, the pressure from the opponents was coming hard and often. A poorly defended header off a corner kick and a very nice individual effort and goal from the top of the box lined us up for a disappointing loss.
Down 3-2 with minutes slipping away, we did not give up (our best attribute). The were a few tries in close after a corner and the ball popped out to Chad. He hit a screaming pass inside to Gerry on the eight who buried his shot to tie it up 3-3 with minutes to play.
A satisfying tie against some young talented lads. Their favorite phase was 'How old are you guys?'