4-1 Win vs. Battling Geezers
August 17th, 2003
Without Captain Mike, Arthur took the reins. Arthur is
getting soft, and allowed everyone to show up about
five minutes before the game. We had Dave and Allison
subbing, which is always good.
Once everyone had borrowed socks from Heather and Marie,
the Brew were ready to play. Geezers showed early that they
could pass the ball well. And #11 showed that he could shove
people from almost any angle. We did okay with it all though,
and gave good pressure all half.
Some highlights: Two 2-on-1's where DiCarlo made a nice pass
to Brian who failed to finish. On one, Brian was accused of
taking a dive to get the rather fishy "obstruction" call.
Okay, it was a bit of a dive, but there wasn't much question
whether it was a foul, and when pushed from behind while going
for the ball, it is tough to see how he "obstructed" me.
On to better stuff though. On one of our corner kicks, all I
can say is Ramsey showed why he is "Mr. Header" with an
outstanding ability to shake off the defense and put a hard
header almost on goal from the 18 yard line. It missed the
top corner by about 2 feet. Jeannette also had a few good
shots on goal, and Susan was doing well at left wing.
Marie finally put us on the board. Another nice pass from
DiCarlo, leaving Marie with quite a lot of net, and no mistake.
The first half ended 1-0 despite many chances for us. Our defense
was, as usual, very solid. Daniel, sporting some nice striped
socks was glad to be back.
The second half started out the same way. They passed well, but
we put good pressure on them and they really didn't have many
chances. GREAT pressure especially by Allison and Susan who
never seem to give up. Erin made some great passes, working with
Susan on the wing, and had our first good shot on goal in the
However, it would be the DiCarlo rush that would haunt the Geezers.
On a lead pass, their defender misjudged the ball (I feel for him)
and Jeff beat their shaky goalie for what the Geezers called a
Soon afterward, a weird sequence and call led to them having an
indirect kick from our 6 yard line. Despite our whole team
in the goal, they managed to score. Guess we should just leave the
goaltending to Clark.
More chances. Good play from everyone still. Arthur was up
on forward, getting some good shots. Jeannette was on side all
game. Way to go! Marie stole a ball from their defense and put
a good shot into the bottom corner to make it 3-1. Hopefully Marie
will keep up the scoring next week!
But sorry other goal scorers... the highlight goal was when
striped-sock-clad Daniel decided to put a high ball in toward
the goal. Just over my head as I tried to head it, then through
the defenders legs and under the goalie. 4-1 is how it ended.
- Marie from Jeff and Brian
- Jeff from Brian and Marie
- Marie Unassisted
- Daniel from Erin, with help from the keeper
- The Hargreave Clan