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Wow, that was a rough one.
We were prepared for a hard fought game with the undefeated number one team. We came out swinging. The solid midfield of Chad, Jonathon, Alex and Chris R with Ryan and Paulie up top were moving the ball well and penetrating Moldova's defense and controlling the play.
Erich doesn't want us to beat around the bush, the first goal against was a head scratcher. Both Reed and Erich (goal) were there on a routine chip over the defense, neither touched the ball which ended up on the foot of the forward for a simple knock in. The sweet thing was a great equalizer minutes later on a sweet pass by Chris through the defense onto the foot of a sprinting Chad. He buried a steamer.
A counter attach goal after a lost ball put us down 2-1 going into the second half. Still, we felt good and were penetrating and playing well. The opponent basically capitalized on every mistake and turned it into a goal.
We didn't give up and narrowed the lead to three on a controlled finish from Paulie for a 5-2 final. Fortunately, the score was not reflective of the game. We shore up the defense and goal keeping and finish slightly better and we come away with a win next match
(There was some quality performances with Chris and Chad running the middle and Ryan and Paulie up top, still, no Golden Boot this week....)