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Session Report: 9 September 2008

Wed 10 September 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

The line ups last night at Sports Planet @ East Coast were as follows:

  • Lights – Bobby, Joel, Reza, Juha, Rajesh.
  • Darks – Boon Yick, Sushil, Gilbert, Joe, Benjamin.

Reza’s report will follow shortly below.

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  1. Reza
    Wed 10 September 2008 at 11:26 am

    Lights 10 Darks 8

    Due to a couple of late arrivals, the session kicked off later than scheduled and even then with only 4 players on each side. For what it’s worth, lights won the 4 v 4 warm-up 1-0 – although Bert was adamant that Joha was “inside the D” when he let rip with a thunderous volley.

    The 5 v 5 match was one of best this reporter has played in at East Coast (even if his finishing was abysmal on the night). Gone are the days when a long throw by a keeper will lead to a soft goal. Instead, both teams had to work hard with their passing and movement to create chances. Lights were just ahead on the score count from early on. At once stage, Darks pulled things back and it was 7 – 6 to Lights. But just when it looked as if they were making a deserved comeback, Joha extended Darks lead with a hattrick of precise finishes. Nevertheless Darks pressed on and Joe finished the night with a dazzling run and trademark netbuster to score Darks’ consolation goal.

    The game finished 10 – 8 to Lights, I think- please feel free to correct this in the comments section if I am mistaken.

    Finally, I think it is also worth mentioning that Bobby had a cracker of a game!

  2. rajiv
    Wed 10 September 2008 at 11:33 am

    Thanks Reza, that’s two excellent sessions in a row at Sports Planet @ East Coast, and Bobby has had a series of very good games.

    I hope Gilbert’s injury isn’t too bad.

  3. Gilbert
    Wed 10 September 2008 at 6:18 pm

    I’ll live, will rest next week to attain full recovery.

    Yes, it was a good 5 on 5 session, or to be more accurate 5 on 4.5 (Darks had a player that did too many OTs and was obviously half asleep). As mentioned by Reza, it was a technical game with lots of passing and marking was tight. Having to score from outside the D limited options so long range shooting was the order of the day; something which the Darks did very badly. Close-quartered accurate passing and team communications were also important, which Lights did much better. Also, right after I picked up the injury (thanks Joha), I was somewhat rendered useless hobbling around the pitch. It was a wonder how we managed to keep the score so close. Well done Darks!

  4. rajesh
    Wed 10 September 2008 at 7:14 pm

    Anyway i scored 4 goals for the lights . 🙂 Just to update.

  5. Reza
    Thu 11 September 2008 at 10:14 am

    I’m pretty sure that Lights also had their share of injuries on the night. Joel was hobbling a bit from the start (and more towards the end) thanks to an excessive Spinning session at lunchtime!

  6. rajiv
    Thu 11 September 2008 at 10:50 am

    One way to deal with an injury is to switch to 4 v 4, with the spare player being used as a rolling sub. spare bibs would come in useful for that too, but it will make line ups harder to record.

    Of course, there is always the option to play 5 v 4 with modified rules, but playing with odd numbers is best avoided.

    Ultimately, it is for the injured player to decide whether he can continue, but if there is any risk of aggravating the injury, DON’T!

  7. Juha
    Thu 11 September 2008 at 3:00 pm

    Gilbert, I hope your ankle recovers well and we’ll see you back in action soon!! BTW, for what it’s worth it was a great block from you with an unfortunate outcome..

  8. boon yick
    Fri 12 September 2008 at 9:07 am

    I must add my 5 cents worth, this was one of the best games in east coast…i felt tired even playing keeper, and just couldn’t keep out the thunderous shots from Juha..age really catching up with me…well done Lights for their sleek passing!

  9. rajiv
    Fri 12 September 2008 at 9:28 am

    I’m glad you had a great game Boon Yick, – even though you were on the losing side 😉 – which goes to show that it’s not the result that matters. Apart from last night being a bit one-sided (I won’t give away more before Murray’s report appears later), we’ve had a series of excellent, closely fought, sessions of late.

    Limiting numbers to 5 v 5 appears to have improved the quality of our sessions. Add to that improved fitness for those of us who play regularly, and new players who add a new or different dimension to each game ….

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