Parklife Soccer Club

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Parklife Results 10 June 2005

Us: 3
Them: 3
Scorers for Parklife: Pete 2, Tim 1
Pete scored the first goal with a cracking right foot cross court shot into the top left hand side of the box beating his man on defence and the keeper as well.
I came into goal shortly after and they scored when they kicked across the goal box, I anticipated it but dived too late and they scored from the other side behind my sprawled body. After I came back out of goal Mike, fresh back from Istanbul, was inspired and set me up against their keeper who came out of his box and shoved me into the side net. I went to take the free kick but Mike stepped in and touched it to me and I blasted it through two defenders' legs and the keeper couldn't handle the power and it dribbled past him into the net after he only partially stopped it.
Some hectic defending for the next while saw Ben and Pat both stopping numerous shots with their legs and great tackles. Mike and Pete continued to rove up front but the defence was on them like the stench on 4 day old prawns. I even managed to reflex save one massive shot fired at me so hard it sounded like a bullet shot firing off my palm back out into the field of play.
Finally however they managed to score with a cut pass across the face of goal and slammed into the back of the net.
With only a minute 49 to go it looked unlikely we were going to get anything but a draw but Pete managed to slot another home making it 3-2. But 40 seconds later after some frantic attack by the opposition they managed to get a shot between our defender's legs and although I got my hand to it I couldn't stop it.
Although we didn't win we didn't lose either. And given we were second on the table by one point prior to this game the bonus point for scoring 3 goals is welcome also.