After our usual warming session (a bit of running, no stretching and lots of talking – what? we are indeed a bunch of interesting people) and an inspiring speech by the coach, we were ready for the fight.
Not great football during the first twenty minutes: teams were gauging each other, resulting in a lot of long balls going from one end of the pitch to the other, giving a pinball feeling to the game. Still after a good acceleration on the left side and a pretty neat center, K&G defender could not help sending the ball into its own net.
The next twenty-five minutes were by far of much better quality, game was more structured, players were focused and aggressive => we scored two more, well deserved, goals (being especially dangerous each time we were passing by the wing).
a lot of drinking followed by a wind direction testing session.
Most probably a bit too confident (and most probably we need to address that), we started the second half with slightly less intensity resulting in a lot of mistakes and an unexpected domination by the opposition. It first led to a penalty: K&G striker, overwhelmed by the intensity of the moment, kicked what can be described as one of the laziest penalty shoot ever seen. It was easily saved by John (no intention to remove credit to the save there; John did have many chances to express his skill during this period of the game). Finally K&G managed to score a goal on an individual effort on the right wing (showing that this team has some skills).
This goal did us some good in a way: the insecurity feeling brought by the new score line (3-1) and K&G domination forced SBVS to concentrate again and then it was goal after goal... or rather goal occasion after goal occasion, since one of our strikers, in a very systematic and educative manner I must admit, showed us how not to score goal, from various / numerous field positions (this striker, Andreas, is usually skillful in front of the goal, will come back - I am sure - in good shape next time).
But then, in the last 25 min, when K&G where in attacking mode to catch-up their deficit, our good passing game opened a couple of holes in the defense and we scored 3 more goals for a final 6-1 victory.
Man of the match: Joel with a Hat Trick!
News of the day: it was Joel last Game before he is heading back to Sweden for good.
Message to Joel: Every game was a Hat Trick for you: Skill, Fitness and Commitment. It was just nice playing with you. The team will miss a lot from the best player of the season last year (on and off the pitch)... So long...
Hans Hoegh Omdahl
1-0 18' o.g. (pass in from left side from Reidar)
2-0 28' Joel
3-0 32' Tom S. on the far left post (pass/cross from Joel)
4-1 70' Joel
5-1 73' Joel
6-1 84' Philippe