FC BrewHaHa Game Summary
April 21st, 2004
2 - 2 Tie vs. Brownian Motion
Brian: Okay, first let me invite anyone to contribute
to summaries by sending me email on game day.
I'll try to include your stuff, as some of my facts
aren't always complete...
Our opponents, "Brownian Motion" were a good team,
and not the geeks that the name might suggest. In fact
they were great sports, making this game fun. They also
passed the ball very well, and managed to control a lot
of the first half.
We were without a regular goalie. Ramsey started the
first half with some solid saves. More importantly, after
Arthur relieved him, Ramsey made his best save of the night,
clearing a ball off our goal line, reaching around one of
their forwards to make the play.
Our outside midfield/winger play was great - good passing,
communication and hustle. In fact the hustle increased as
the game went on, and pressuring their defense meant that we
did outplay them on the sides.
Not much else to say about the first half. The wind was
against us, and their sweeper got almost all of our pass
attempts. The half ended 0-0.
Early in the second half, with Gion at forward and Arthur
in the midfield, the duo connected. A nice little pass
from Gion, and Arthur went in on goal and scored. Notably,
Arthur subbed off immediately, so we can infer that he put
all his energy into that goal.
The other team's passing was good though, and they beat us
to some balls in our own end. At some point their winger went
in from the side and made an impossible shot that beat DiCarlo
on the short side. Not long after, they made a nice cross to an
open player in front of the goal to make it 2-1. They pressured
hard, and were outnumbering our defense. In trying to clear the
ball, I almost managed to score on DiCarlo too, but it went just
Again, continued pressure, hustle and good passing against a better
team. I think we were outlasting them, and pressuring late. A
couple of what would have been great passes managed to ding them
in the heads. Then Gion took a long high shot/pass that their
goalie had difficulty handling. Kudos to Jeff, who was pressuring
him. The ball hit DiCarlo's head and rolled into the goal to tie
the game. [I have permission from Jeff to say the goal was "lucky."]
However, an excellent example of what comes out of good hustle.
The game ended shortly afterward, yes, after I messed up a
breakaway after an excellent pass from Arthur.
In summary - great passing, hustle and pressure. I think they
were a better team than us, but we worked hard as a team.
Pressure on the ball creates errant passes, so let's keep
that up. Great game from everyone.
Mike: I kind of have to disagree with Brian on the "better team than us" aspect of things. They did control some of the play in the first half,
but except for the 10 minutes where they scored both their goals we really dominated the second half. Seems to be like the wind might have been a better
team than either of us!
- Arthur from Gion
- DiCarlo's Nose from Gion