ESPZEN Veterans League Season 10
2019-Oct-12 03:00 PM
Regent Sec School

Vikings Vets Football Club 0 vs 4 1TM FC Legends

1st half: Vikings gave away a penalty in early stages of the game. The experienced striker made the fall look dramatic but it was a fair penalty. 1-0 for 1TM. A harder blow for the Vikings came with the loss of our midfield maestro to injury. Nagel chased a ball into the 1TM box with the 1TM Cosmo keeper, big as a shed, came out from his line and blocked the ball. The keeper slid on the wet turf and Nagel had his legs removed from under him. Unfortunately Nagel landed directly on the shoulder (all shoulder ligaments torn and 1 of 2 ops completed Sunday). With this incident we also lost striker Tim, who volunteered as designated hospital driver. Yet, it was a very even game but another penalty from a random handball gave 1TM a 2-0 half time lead. 2nd half: Still a very even game, with high quality Vets football, but with the Vikings pushing and 1TM defending and always dangerous on the counters. Vikings probably had a dozen corners but lacked skill and/or luck. Vikings then got the ultimate chance to equalize after Dragon got taken down in the box. Dragon kicked hard but the quality 1TM keeper saved. The game flowed back and forth. 1TM had a huge chance from a counter but Poulsen in goal made a tripple save. Also, one more penalty could have been called against the Vikings after yet another random handball. Then came the best Viking own goal of all time. The ball was passed/shot back (hard) to the keeper from the midfield and Poulsen missed the attempt to clear. 3-0 with just 10 mins to go. The Vikings sent everything forward and after another corner the 1TM keeper again saved his team with a great block. 1TM then put a final nail in the Viking coffin with the 4-0 goal from a counter. Bad day in the office for Vikings Vets. Especially the injury of Nagel hurts. It was a fairly even game but 1TM, fielding a very strong team mixed with experienced technical masters and with a couple of youthful vets, was just better on the day. Overall MOM undoubtedly went to the 1TM keeper and for Vikings it went to VanD. Back on the horse Vikings! Our quest continues!

A game that started in the tail end of what felt like Typhoon Hagibis, never looked like it would get close to finishing, but for once, the football Gods were smiling on 1TM in a game against Vikings.    A penalty against the run of play put 1TM ahead early, but as the game wore on it was 1TM that looked the more likely to add to their tally.    A second spot kick expertly converted by Cristina made it two-nil at half-time. Then the mercurial Italian should have grabbed a hat-trick that would have all but ended the contest after the break, but he contrived to hit the post from six yards out when it surely would have been easier to just err…score!   It looked like 1TM would rue that miss when Vikings were awarded a penalty moments later, but O’Brien pulled off the first of two wonder saves. The first from low down to his left and the second a superb reflex save from close in.    By then however, 1TM were three-up thanks to an unfortunate own goal. Cookson added a fourth late on to complete a scoreline that was harsh on Vikings, but a long overdue victory for 1TM in this fixture.

Vikings Vets Football Club 's Man of The Match
Name Mark Van Daalen
Position Full-back
Vikings Vets Football Club 's Red Card

No Red Card Awarded

Vikings Vets Football Club 's Scorers

No Goal Scorers

1TM FC Legends 's Man of The Match
Name Pete Obrien
Position Goal Keeper
1TM FC Legends 's Red Card

No Red Card Awarded

1TM FC Legends 's Goal Scorers
Scorer: Federico Cristina
Position: Striker
Time of Goal: 15 mins
Assisted By: No Assist
Scorer: Federico Cristina
Position: Striker
Time of Goal: 30 mins
Assisted By: No Assist
Scorer: Opposition Own Goal
Time of Goal: 65 mins
Assisted By: No Assist
Scorer: david cookson
Position: Defensive midfield
Time of Goal: 75 mins
Assisted By: No Assist

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