The Beginning of the End

Posted by: Unbiased Reporter on 2012-09-24 12:00:21

A well balanced team will win out over one or two standouts nine out of ten times, especially when one of those standouts has to stand out on the sideline winded  and it goes without saying whiny.

The mighty Gold team, the most medically oriented team in the league with four doctors on the team, had the prescription for success over White on Sunday and it was undoubtedly a bitter pill for White to swallow.

Captain Iyad "doctor heal thyself" started on the sidelines due to his still recovering ankle injury from indoor pick up, but within seconds of stepping onto the pitch put a shot into the back of the white net to put Gold up one-nil.

It was a nip-and-tuck battle throughout the game, with White equaling Gold at 1-1, then 2-2, and again at 3-3. The breadth of the Gold team benefited them through a continuous cycling of players in and out of the game which kept the Gold team fresh.

Dan Pittman and Daryl "Pimento Cheese" Berryhill provided constant coverage over the entire field, repeatedly anchoring the defense and then sprinting down to contribute on offense. Carling "if you can't get here on time, get here when you can" Schatzman showed up for the first time this season, albeit after the game had started to contribute on defense alongside last week's standout defender Chris Reeves, while Ahmad Al-haj was a continual threat in the box. Keven Barrere was a continual thorn in White's paw, threatening from the midfield.

All of those contributions would have meant little were it not for the stellar play in the net by Gold keeper Travis Clark. At the half, Clark commented that he "would like to not get tested quite as much during the second half." But tested he was throughout with great success, much to the chagrin of the White strikers.

The most exciting, no most poetic moment of the game came late in the second half. Bashar Al-husien had the ball on the left wing with two White defenders and the keeper between him and the goal. David Smith, on the back side shouted "Bashar! Bashar!" and time seemed to slow down. The Gold teammates on the bench could already see what was about to happen before it even started. Bashar popped the ball over the White defenders to Smith who threw a head onto the ball which sailed into the net to secure the Gold victory.

The game was the most intense regular season game that this reporter has witnessed in the previous ten seasons, with the likes of John Hughey flying through the air with high kicks and knocking opponents to the ground. There was never any quit in the White team, but to all who watched the match, it was apparent that they were outmatched.

The turning point for their captain can be identified as the end of the Spring 2012 season when his team was bested in the semifinal round and he failed to make the final game. It was fun while it lasted, but as strong as the remainder of the White team is this season, this is clearly the beginning of a long, painful slide to the bottom of the rankings for KM.


Comments


If KM won he would be all over this bulletin board. but he lost and will loose again.
he had been heard by some individuals prior to the game saying that he "will destroy the Gold team".
agree with the post that this was one of the most intense games in the over 30 league that the pitch has witnessed.

Guest @ 2012-09-24 13:12:49

Dang that Gold team looked good!!!!!!

Guest @ 2012-09-24 17:32:07


Incorrect Score posted. Red beat Green 4-2, not 5-2. They should be at +6 and Green should be in Fourth place and Gold in 5th.

Reza

Guest @ 2012-09-24 21:13:36


you guys can say whatever you want about Gold and White but the championship is going to go to Red. we just don't like to talk much, we let our record speak for us

Guest @ 2012-09-25 22:06:28


Reza,
why are you worried about the rankings now? you know Green will finish 5th or 6th regardless.
first place is white or red

Guest @ 2012-09-26 14:06:25

And Black will be saddled by the "curse of the uniform" !!!!
White socks n loafers

Guest @ 2012-09-26 14:48:32


Doesn't matter to me but if the rankings are messed up now, they will be messed up at the end of the season unless they are corrected. My .02 cents

Reza

Guest @ 2012-09-26 15:46:16

I post the scores as given to me by the refs after the match...this is what I was given...sorry!

The Commish

Guest @ 2012-09-27 10:21:59

Hughey's take was simple. Gold verbally claimed every ball and felt they had a right to any 50/50 ball. White fought hard, but the impressive team effort of Gold was too much for a white team without the field presence of Boz and Bob needing one more week of healing. Hughey thus overplayed to no avail. Determined to win some balls and gain presence for the White team, he could have hurt someone. It has been said that he left the match downtrodden and low. Please put him back in the goal to keep all the other players safe.
The match between Gold and White was at the level of an open league championship match. It wore me out!
Let's Go White . . . all the way to the Championship Match! ! ! ! ! 1
John Hughey

Guest @ 2012-09-27 19:43:18


John,
it is always a pleasure to have you on a team or play against you.


good luck to White this season. all teams are very close in level and this should be an interesting season
Iyad

Guest @ 2012-09-28 10:20:12


did you guys notice how the white team captain went deaf and mute?

Guest @ 2012-09-30 09:15:53