Tuesday 21 September 2010

Soccer Report

Corwin had a game yesterday evening instead of practice, although it was scheduled to start at 4:30 instead of 5:30. All the music lessons are on Monday for us these days and it’s a push to get Corwin to practice on time so I expected we’d miss most of the game. However, it got off to a late start and we arrived around the start of the second quarter.

To same the game did not go well would be a bit of an understatement. The final score was 1-3 but in my view they were lucky to get off that lightly. Not only were they playing badly but the other team was in top form. The opponents had good ball handling skills and dominated in one on one encounters. Worse, they were very persistent and good at ganging up. Time and again I would see a Firewhawk winning a one on one just so another opponent could sneak up behind and take the ball. In contrast, one of Corwin’s lead attackers triped over the ball twice while trying to take it down field, another of the better players fell down while doing a free kick.

I will also note that the opponents were mostly 5th and 6th graders with a leavening of older players which just makes it more embarassing, such as when two of them took the ball in against four defenders (including Corwin) and just broke right through the middle for a score. One score was a far shot after a break away (two attackers vs. only the goalie) witht the attacker doing an awesome cross shot, running to the right and then managing to kick left against the goalie’ momentum. The other two were driven right through a crowd of defenders.

Corwin had a few good returns but he was off his game as well, as he was among the defenders in both of the driven through scores.

There will be a rematch in a week or two, hopefully they will pick up their game before then.

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