The D’s this week took on fellow slow starters Immanuel. Both teams only had one win from the first 4 rounds so there was plenty to play for here.
Rumour had it that Jan was to start on the bench against his old club, but just prior to kick-off he made Bres an offer he couldn’t refuse & was duly reinstated to his role as central midfield enforcer & also promoted to captain for the day.
With a plethora of players available for selection the coaches decided to dish out some punishment to a couple of guys for various reasons during the week, but we still had a full list to choose from.
That being said, the merry-go-round continued in player selection, with only 5 players from last week’s squad donning the shirts again this week. How Bres even manages to remember all the players I have no idea.
The line-up was Glyn in goals, Eddie & Darren out wide at the back, Rob & Saf in central defence, Nick & Carlos on the flanks, with Bobby, Jan & Saber filling up the midfield and Wez up front.
Prior to kick-off Jan told us we needed to pressure Immanuel high, as their control & calmness can be a weakness. And it was great to see that right from the kick-off we got on top, passed the ball around well & really pressed their midfield & defence, who duly coughed the ball up on a number of occasions.
Our first 2 goals were almost carbon copies of on another, as we won corners, the ball was delivered to the penalty spot & the header was nicely executed – the first goal went to Saber & the 2nd to Rob, although he did need a second stab at it as the keeper made a good save. We then scored a 3rd as well, after a nice piece of play ended with Saber again, whose shot took a deflection to go in.
At the other end we controlled most of the plays, but Glyn made a terrific save to a well struck shot & also had to charge out & punch clear from a long ball through. He also somehow managed to take out the Immanuel striker with a punch to clear the ball!
Half time at 3 nil the boys were pretty happy. We’d completely controlled the ball & our midfield had dominated. The only low point was Nick ‘Sangas’