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Wednesday Night At The Cage: 18 February 2009

The teams lined up as follows:

  • Whites:  Philipp, Nick, Lukas, Andy P, Bret
  • Blacks:  Dirk, Andy N, Joel, Sze Kuan, Amaury

I think the final score was 11-5 or 12-5 to the Whites.

Quite a few people were playing with each other for the first time so the pre game introductions were longer than usual. The game started at a quick tempo – there was hardly any hold up play – it was end to end stuff right from the word go.

Whites pulled to a 2-0 lead and so it stayed for a while inspite of constant attacks form both sides. Blacks pulled one back and then the Whites led 4-1. Both sides largely were holding shape – either someone was staying back or people rushed back to defend – rarely was a team completely caught on the counter.

After 20-30 minutes, Lucas decided to unleash himself and take the game by the scruff – he was on fire – brilliant in defence, unstoppable in attack – full of dribbling, quick passes and lusty shots. Lucas’s forays forward, ably supported by a spirited Philip and a rather nimble Nick, made a big difference as the Whites raced ahead. There were a couple of goals that were quite brilliant as Whites crisscrossed a maze of Blacks to score. Whites would have grabbed a few more goals but Sze Kuan and Joel in particular pulled off some great reflex saves. Andy P took a hit on his shin resulting in a nasty li’l bump – hope you’re ok Andy.

Blacks had more than a fair share of chances – Dirk and Joel in particular were at the heart of most of their attacking play – but were profligate in finishing. Special mention to Andy N who scored with a ripper from the half way line.

A special feature of the game was quite a few long balls which a “lone striker” tried to head in – I recollect at least 6-7 such attempts – mostly falling to Phillip – who kept getting ever closer but goal remained elusive. Maybe next time.

The game was played in great spirit – everyone owned up to hand balls / fouls without being called. There were a couple of lusty tackles – Joel was on the receiving end of one – but everyone got up, dusted themselves, shook hands and got on with it.

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  1. Boris
    Thu 19 February 2009 at 10:43 am

    Only 1 Singaporean in the line up, assuming Sze Kuan is singaporean. 🙂

  2. Nick
    Thu 19 February 2009 at 12:05 pm

    Great game, fast paced and furious.

    All I wanna say is I am glad Lukas was on our side.
    I am not sure whether he is entirely human. I am wondering whether he has undergone any bionic construction. The guy did not stop running.

  3. rajiv
    Thu 19 February 2009 at 12:37 pm

    Bret, I’ve moved your report from your comment at 11.58 am into the post itself, in your name, and deleted the comment.

  4. rajiv
    Thu 19 February 2009 at 1:15 pm

    Boris, you an always check nationalities from the Participant List or the Age & Nationalities Profiles.

    What time is your flight today?

  5. Boris
    Thu 19 February 2009 at 2:24 pm

    11.35 PM

  6. yaseen
    Thu 19 February 2009 at 2:39 pm

    bye bye Boris.. Till we meet again.. enjoy those lebanon chicks.. pretty hot for you to handle i guess.. cheers,,

  7. rajiv
    Thu 19 February 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Boris, stop by at East Coast on your way to the airport? There’s a place available from 9 to 10 pm tonight at Sport Planet. 🙂

    You should be able to get to the airport by 10.20 pm. Or check in first, then come down for the game. 🙂

  1. Sun 22 February 2009 at 6:21 pm

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