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Session Report: 2 September 2008

Wed 3 September 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

With Juha from Saturday’s Nokia team joining us last night at Sports Planet @ East Coast, we lined up as follows:

  • Lights – Bobby, John, Reza, Gilbert, Joe, Yuha.
  • Darks – Sushil, Boon Yick, Benjamin, Edardy, Julius, me.

I’ll let Reza tell you more in his report, which will appear below when it’s ready.  The report might even be a Reza/John joint effort!

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  1. Reza
    Wed 3 September 2008 at 12:01 pm

    Lights 28 – Darks 11

    Last night’s game was probably the highest scoring fixture all year. Unfortunately for Darks, they spent much of the evening pinned in their own half while Lights patiently moved the ball around and regularly managed to find a spare man to tap the ball in from close range.

    Darks were quick off the mark and took a two goal lead before Lights started to find their passing range and levelled the score. With six on each side, players were free to roam inside the goalkeepers’ D and this gave the keepers on both sides little chance to save shots from close range. That said, they barely had much of a chance to save the powerful long range shots from the likes on Ben and Joe either.

    After the match, there was a bit of a discussion on whether the number of players should be restricted to 10 at East Coast. Alternatively, I wonder whether we might be able to balance the teams better (I’m sure Rajiv is open to suggestions). The tempo of the game is certainly much better when both teams are in with a chance of winning. Feel free to post your comments below.

  2. rajiv
    Wed 3 September 2008 at 12:16 pm

    Thanks Reza.

    I didn’t think the game was all that one-sided. Darks created a fair number of chances, but were quite unlucky in front of goal, while virtually everything Lights tried ended in a goal.

    It didn’t help that Sushil picked up both an ankle and finger injury early on, so we were effectively down to 5.5 players.

    Yuha had a excellent debut, scoring quite a few, creating a lot for Darks.

    Without naming names, I’ve noticed that quite a few players have very good debuts, but when they play with us regularly, we learn to deal with them, so they don’t stand out so much as time goes by.

    The present method of forming line-ups is entirely random, and I think in the long term, it works out fairly.

    One session or one result shouldn’t be cause for either elation or dejection – after all, the aim is participation and sustainability.

    And when we lose (especially when you lose badly), we learn faster to correct our mistakes and to overcome our weaknesses.

    I thought it was a very good game yesterday, and an excellent work out.

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