They were determined to keep the winning spirit alive and that was obvious as the game unfolded.
The game started slow with the Tigers playing deep allowing the boys time on the ball. Instead of attacking immediately Sutherland settled into the game with some neat passing around the back.
With this composure they started to string some penetrating passes together and some neat chips over the top of the Tigers strong defence.
With the game flowing it wasn’t long before we put the ball in the back of the net, but the Tiger was now awake!
The game lifted in intensity and passion seeing breaks and counter attacks throwing the teams from end to end. The Tigers pulled a goal back and then we scored through a thunderous free kick, then levelled again.
With only minutes to go we went ahead and felt we had a chance to hold on for the win. But as happens with us too often the opposition scored a special goal to pull even.
Although it was agonising to see the win slipping away the boys didn’t drop their heads but pressed forward in greater determination for the winner. With only two minutes to go it came! Another free kick nicely taken, the day was Sutherlands 4-3.
It was hard to identify who played the best again, everyone put in 100% effort. The boys didn’t give up and got the reward for their hard work and tenacity. Well done team, we all loved watching you play and the wild celebration afterwards!
Our President Jonathan Simnett was seen “crying with joy” after the game. He was along with each player’s parents so very proud of the boys in this game.
Source : Sutherland Shire Futsal
By : Rod Stewart
Published : 18/11/2008