Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Thursday night soccer report - finally

Last Thursday was the end of the season for my Lakeland indoor team. We started the night in 7th place and ended up playing the same team as the week before, the Wildcats whom we had tied (talk about a disappointing game). The bad news about being in the bottom 2 is that you are the last game of the night. This means the game starts between 11:20 and 11:30 and ends around 12:05 to 12:15. Awfully late when you have to drag your butt to work the next day but we never let that get in the way of a good game of Football (it is an English sport you know).

What an awesome game, full of miracles and all! Rolfie finally figured out where the goal was. It took 8 games and who knows how many shots but he had 2 on the night and at least one assist. Now, I have to be honest here, he should have had another assist but I for the life of me couldn’t put the ball in the net. I got a great cross from Wes and rushed it and put it to the side of the net (not a soul around me and I still felt the need to one time it no where near the goal – must have caught Rolfie disease) and then Rolfie put a ball just out of my reach and the keeper beat me to it – should have had them both. On the other hand, no one scored while I was on defense….

Back to Rolfie, he had 2 sweet goals; the keeper didn’t have a chance. Of course, if he was honest with himself he should have had at least 2 more if not 3. He still sent one over the cross bar. Sometimes he looks like he belongs on a rugby pitch with the way he puts them through the uprights.

The final score of the game was 5 – 1, besides Rolfie’s 2, Wes had 2 and Giovanni had 1. To top it off, we kept Mark, who played with us last year off the board, which is always fun. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that Nick got to have his cake to. The friend he made the week before never learnt his lesson and Nick ended up putting a ball right into him all over again.

The new season starts this week and we know that we can beat any team out there. We had a great goal differential, all due to Frank R., and kept up with every team. We just need to start hard and keep it up the whole season.

Stay tuned for more soccer highlights from the second season.

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