back to DasMagic menuWrapUp from 09-16-2012
The fear of not having a complete squad for the game never became a reality as ol' guys like Anton and Fergie showed to fill the gaps and rookies from Baraboo like Arturo and Al made an unannounced appearance. In what was probably our largest turnout in a couple years, over twenty Magicians waiting for this match to start
The kick off at Conkey happened at about ten after five and the first place challenger couldn't muster a full team. The nine players for Bosphorus did not sit back and play for a tie. Still, except for two or three breaks, Das overwhelmed their defense with continued pressure and shots.
About ten minutes in, Paulie crossed a ball from the right wing hard on the ground and found a breaking Chad at the penalty kick. He struck the ball in stride and nailed a solid left footer under the goalie's left arm before he could fall to stop it.
A bit later, Irish made it 2-0 after an ugly scramble in the goal mouth. He pushed in a ball that had been left just outside the goal line. Chad scored what turned out to be the final goal of the match when he smashed a steamer with his left foot from the left side across the goal to the upper ninety on the right side to make the score 3-0.
In what was a first for every player on the Das Magic side of the ball, Bosphorous had enough of playing short-handed and called it quits with about ten minutes still remaining in the first half.
Because of a crappy loss to 'Moldova' and an even crappier tie with khaboor, looks like we will finish solidly in third place. Hopefully, we meet the boys from JamStar in a tightly contested final in the playoffs.