University teaches a lesson!
25th July, 2015
MEN'S PREMIER LEAGUE:
Wellington United 1 ( L.Rogerson 2, X.Pratt)
Once again we were blessed with ideal playing conditions for this very
important fixture. Having lost to Miramar Rangers last week we had to get
a result from our game against University, or our position at the top of
the league could quite rapidly come to an end. Defensively we were very
poor against Miramar and hopefully the team would have worked on
improving this at training.
The early period of play was pretty even, sorry, Varsity were more aggressive and threatened our goal more than we did and it wasn't long after the kick-off that our visitors were attacking better and more often than we were. Sadly, a complete muck up between our centre back and Marcel in goal allowed the Varsity striker to tap the ball into an empty net and we were down 1-0. Yak, poor defending to say the least. Luckily there were no further goals scored by either team at the half-time whistle, and one got the feeling that Varsity were by far the most aggressive team by a mile and should have led by more than the one goal.
The few supporters watching the game were hopeful that our two
quality strikers Logan and James would have a better 45 minutes than
they had in the first half. Sadly it wasn't to be, and both remained
scoreless. Luckily for United the Uni strikers missed a number of
chances and Marcel in our goal more than made up for the first-half
muckup that gave the opposition that one goal. Our midfield had been
mediocre for most of the game and we in the stand were hoping the coach
would make a couple of changes. Holysmoke we must have been
mindreaders, Cherbel Khouchaba was brought on in the midfield and managed to find the back of the Uni. net making the score 1-1. We were rapt that maybe we could get a point or three with the fresh legs, but at the refs
final whistle the score remained at 1-1.
We were a little fortunate to get the draw from our mediocre performance on the day. University probably deserved the three points, but thats football. Later on we learnt that Miramar had walloped Waterside 3-0 and all of a sudden that point we had nicked off Varsity was "gold", and could well be the
difference on United winning the league or finishing in second place.
With three games remaining; Olympic, Island Bay and Waterside, we will have to play heaps better than we did on Saturday to win this league. I
am sure our coaches will be studying videos of our last few games, looking for solutions that will give us the Championship trophy come seasons end.
Roll on Saturday, got a feeling we will learn from the last two games and our lads will do the honours for United against Olympic. Waterside have 4 difficult games left making things very interesting, as the season is coming to its end.
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WOMEN'S CENTRAL LEAGUE:
Upper Hutt 1
Wellington United 2
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Posted by Capital Football in April 2015