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Das Magic 3 - West India Jets 2
The south shore of Lake Michigan is always a tough location for a game. It isn't far away, but there is no easy way to get there. Because of that and the late game (3:30), it is always difficult to fill out a team to play against the West Indian (W.I.) Jets.
Well, with this help of our young lads known as the 'Jenig Connection', we put together a squad our there on the giant field in the middle of Calumet Park. The grass was long and the day was hot. Sean L, an occasional and future permanent Magician arrived late and was key to some early strong play in the defensive middle. As a matter of fact, the Jets took a 1-0 lead on the strong 'over-playing' by Sean. He tracked back all the way to the goal mouth. Erich J was about to scoop up an over-led ball, but, a miscommunication caused Sean to knock it out of reach. Unfortunately, the ball was directed to another Jets player, who was only feet from the goal.
That was early in the first half. We had the run of possession before and after the goal. Into the second half, the ref's suspect job kept us from scoring, while the opposition's lack of shooting accuracy and a solid job in goal by the veteran (Erich) kept the scoreline at one goal to nill until well into the second half.
After a couple confrontations with the 'man in black', Sean was ejected and we were playing a man down. This only seemed to inspire our offensive play and in particular, this week's Golden Boot Winner: Johnny 'Chuie' Murillo. Continuing his stellar play this season where ever we need him, Ben S was working the midfield with confidence. Finally, he received the ball at the eighteen with his back to the goal and dished off to Johnny right in the path of his run. Without hesitation, Johnny buried that pill in the upper right corner of the net, leaving the goalie no chance. With the score even at one goal a piece, Das continued to push forward. Inside of ten minutes, Austin worked his way down the left wing of the field. After beating the fullback to the touchline, he hit a looping cross to the goal mouth and 'Johnny-on-the-Spot' (Murillo), got his head on the ball and knocked it over the goal line for 2-1 lead.
The score stayed locked as the time ticked off with our defense on full time duty. A strong play in the middle to win the ball by Mitch and a long ball just past half caugh Bryon on the run up the middle. His excellent touch with the outside of his right foot while on the run sent him on a breakaway and a confrontation with the keeper that he won. With fifteen minutes left, we took a 3-1 lead, at the same time, the numbers evened out as one of the Jets was ejected for arguing.
A late 'accidental' goal that was offside made an final tally of 3-2.
Great game Johnny.