We really needed a win to keep us in contention for play offs and Islanders gave us a helping hand by starting the game on Saturday with 7 players. The weather was pretty horrible, but moving the ball around gave a us a decent start with early goals. complacency and more of their players turning up stopped the flow and the period either side of the half time whistle was not our best. However, a very strong end to the second half saw us run in a lot more goals to help the goal difference.
From what I remember Benji scored six, highlighting his mastery of the finish from 1 to 2 yards. His positioning and work rate were excellent throughout. Finn scored a further 3. Shailesh and Vishal also made the score sheet, among others that can complain to me for under representing their achievements. Desi had an excellent game while getting some pitch time to prepare for the Pan Am Cup.
Olli, Russell, Peter, Alex R, Shehan, Krishna, Vishal, Finn, Desi, Sunny, Benji, Shailesh, Mahesh
Sunday vs. Greenwich 2s 8-0 win
Quick goals at the start of the game set the precedent for a good performance vs. Greenwich. Finn slammed a drag flick off the under side of the cross bar, over the line and back out. Fortunately well spotted by Will Jones and the goal given. There were a lot of good team goals in the game as we managed to hold possession better than any other game this season. Benji continued scoring from right in front. I heard complaints that there were shots that were already going in, but nobody can complain with a 9 goal weekend. Great effort. Best goal of the game and weekend to Vishal who somehow managed to pick up a finish on the byline, above his head to score from a deflection that popped up following a crash ball into the circle.
Olli, Russell, Peter, Shehan, Krishna, Vishal, Finn, Desi, Sunny, Benji, Shailesh, Mahesh, Sujith, Paul