back to DasMagic menuWrapUp from 09-09-2012
At 10am, in true Das Magic fashion, there were four players at the field. By 10:10, we had twelve ready to run. An unexpectedly great day for soccer, from the kick off, we could see this would be a tough match. They were young, big, fast and had some skills. In the first ten minutes they had two good scoring opportunities that didn’t pan out.
We got on the scoring sheet first with an own goal by JamStar. The lead up was a nice piece of soccer. It started with a left to right field switch from Jimmy; then a give and go on the right side by Mark and Irish with a hard cross into the box. 1-0 Das Magic, but the pressure continued from JamStar. Das finally caved to the pressure and a mismatch down the left side resulted in a 1-1 tie about twenty minutes in. Johnny’s best shot as a Das Magic player with a one touch, outside of the right into the upper right corner was, unfortunately an own goal than put us down 2-1. Then, the deficit was stretched to two goals when poor defensive decision lead to a penalty kick goal for Jam. Of a four or five pass combination, Erich took a sliding shot that was deflected out of the goal mouth by a defender was an excellent chance to even the score.
Das had no intention of quitting and turned the tides a bit in the last quarter of the game. A second yellow to one of the opposition’s midfielder and a brutal, outside the penalty box, swipe at Jimmy by the goal keeper, gave us a two man advantage. Virgis brought back some hope with a great twenty-five yard direct kick from slightly left of center. With the score now 4-2 and a two man advantage, we pushed forward repeatedly. A great combination down the left side with a give go again between Irish and Mitch and a great one touch finish by Ben off a shape ‘bad shot/great pass’ cut the lead to one. We created several more chances including the final play of the match when Trent’s throw in was ‘flick headed’ by Erich into the middle and a soft header by Ben was stopped by the keeper.
All in all a well played match by both sides without the idea final score. First place Bhosphous next week at Conkey!