FC BrewHaHa Game Summary
May 3rd, 2004
2 - 2 Tie vs. Precision Identity
Mike: Okay, I think that first of all we should congratulate me for behaving much better this game than the last time we had this ref. (Click here for details). In fairness all he did this time was make us change sides of the
fields, not fields entirely, nevermind messing with our net. But he's still a pain in the butt.
Brian: A tough game against Precision Identity,
with whom we split games last year. In fact
they handed us our toughest game last year.
Less inviting, was when our ref showed up - the
one who made us switch fields last year, and
who gave Mike the card for nothing. I got
worried when the other ref seemed to get along
PI play well. Strong team all around, and they
pass to everyone, so it is tougher. Plus they have
several quick players. However, we continued our
season tradition of pressuring the ball, which makes
up some ground when we play good teams.
Our defense was sound all game. They don't get enough
credit, but not only are our defense pressuring hard, they
are getting back and making sure they don't get beat. PI
had some great shooters, and between Gion, Arthur, Bea and
Mike, they were held from any great shots for the whole
first half. Then again, so were we, but oh well.
The second half started with the same intensity. One lead
pass to Jeff, who chased it down hard, and stopped it
just outside the post past the line. No worries though,
soon a good forward header from Mike to Jeff led to a
nice breakaway goal to put us up 1-0.
We held the lead for a while, but they finally managed to
beat us deep up a wing, with a fantastic cross to an open
player. Very soon afterward, Gael made his only mistake
of the game, challenging their star player and getting
caught out. Kudos to Mike, manning the goal. Had their
player not made a perfect shot just below the crossbar,
Mike would have saved it. Pretty unlucky, and we got a
bit down for a second.
Inspired by Gion's rushes, and lots of pressure from Heather,
Vasey, Azi and Alison in the middle, we kept fighting. Lots
of good throw ins from Erin, Heather and Bea too. Eventually
Jeff got a ball deep in the right corner, and beat a few
players, then made a *perfect* cross to Brian. Perfect because
Jeff put it off my head and in, and most of us have seen the
many directions where my headers can go. That made it 2-2.
As Mike said, our forwards need to play a bit more conservatively
on defense when we are back. But we fought very hard this game,
against another good team. Many, many fine saves from Gael, and
great checks on defense kept us in this one, and I think we should
be proud of the tie.
Oh yeah. Jeannette was off-sides for at least one whole half.
(Sorry Jeannette, but we sure could have used one of your goals,
so you make the summary again!)
- DiCarlo from Mike
- Brian from DiCarlo