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Succesfully defending an attack

Successfully defending an attack - under a beautiful evening sky

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Up against top of the league this week, so this was always going to be "interesting". We had 7 players but how would they fare against a free scoring team with only 1 defeat all season? Could we turn 1 defeat into 2?

Well, for 35 or so minutes it almost went pretty well. They were passing and moving well but not causing us too many problems. A lot of their chances were going the wrong side of the post, over the bar or into Goose's safe hands. We were creating a few chances ourselves, but not seeing the back of their net bulge. Eventually their pressure told, they snatched a goal either side of half time.

We responded well, got one back, so 1 - 2 down with just over 10 minutes to go. It was more of the same, prolonged pressure, with snatches of relief with a shot whizzing past the post from us. But the last 6 or 7 minutes were too much for us, they scored 4 goals in that period, perhaps we had just been worn down. Why do these games go on for 40 minutes?

Loss 1 - 6

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