Another tight game in the competitive A league.
Pumas started the better and took an early lead when Thai’s dangerous cross got sliced into his own net by an unfortunate defender. Dylan and Thai had further efforts comfortably saved. Firefighters scored an equaliser with a low drive that just evaded Jed in goal. Debutant Kasey was fouled in the box and he took the resulting penalty but his well struck kick hit the post. That’s 2 missed penalties out of 2 so far this season.
Half Time 1-1.
Firefighters had a good period at the start of the second half but Yaqub, Charlie and Taro were solid and Jed was rarely troubled. That said, our hosts took the lead when a bouncing high ball evaded everyone and was prodded home. Pumas kept going with Elliott and Dylan leading the attack, Dylan had the ball in the net but he was judged as offside. Yaqub went on a run and was cruelly hacked down. The resulting free kick was left to Thai and he smashed it into the top corner. With ten minutes left it was anyone’s game but neither team created further chances.
A draw was a fair result and today’s match was a bit scrappy with both defences coming out on top.
Scorers: OG, Thai
Managers Star Man: Yaqub