Lords mixed indoor soccer team BXVI cruised to an easy 6-0 victory tonight, even though star defender Melissa Haydon rolled her ankle during the game, inflaming an existing injury. Without any female substitutes, Melissa elected to continue playing, pulling off a stellar effort denying Muito Loco several easy shots.
“Chiko” was his usual excellent self, ripping the opposition defense to shreds time and time again, scoring a couple of scorching goals including a spectacular scissor kick with his back to the goals. He linked up with Justin Carrick to score a great team goal where the two taunted the opposition goalkeeper until a simple goalscoring opportunity presented itself for Justin.
Dave Haydon, Tim Haydon, Lisa Haydon, Mike Haydon and Gerard Cummins played solidly. A well deserved victory that takes BXVI’s goal difference to 1300% after three games.
Despite missing several key players through injury and travel, BXVI (pronounced “Bee 16”) indoor soccer team scraped through some difficult times to take a comfortable 3-0 victory over Bee Dee Pees in the Lords Mixed futsal competition.
Going into the half time break only a goal up, BXVI fought off a fiery attempt at a comeback with Mike Haydon pulling off a couple of great saves. One blistering shot was saved, only for the ball to take a mind of its own and slowly trickle to the goal line. Throwing his whole 6ft 5 frame at the ball, Mike got a hand to it to keep a clean sheet.
A perfect corner by Dave Haydon for BXVI left Tim Haydon unmarked, one meter from the attacking goal with the simplest of touches to score the second goal. A colossal blunder by the Bee Dee Pees’ goalkeeper gave Dave Haydon (who read the play brilliantly and was in the perfect place at the perfect time) a simple tap in with 10 seconds remaining on the clock.
In an awesome display of grit and determination, Jackon 5 indoor soccer team pulled back three goals against one of the top teams to draw a thrilling opening game of the season at Revolution Sports Centre last night.
A nervous start by Jackson 5 saw Floreat Frogs quickly and convincingly take the lead. The Frogs, one of the top teams in the mixed competition, scored three goals within the first 5 minutes of the game. Jackson 5, expecting to lose to such a formidable opponent, nonetheless pulled together against great odds to draw 3-3.
A superb hat-trick from Richard Vinciullo, rock-solid play by Bron Edel and Catherine Haydon, including a hair-raising goal-line save by Bron, paled in comparison to the death-defying antics of Matt Bowen in goals. Time and time again he kept out everything that the Frogs threw at him.
Despite the Frogs illegally having more men on the field than permitted in the dying minutes of the game and even though the Frogs had several substitutes and Jackson 5 were without any, Jackson 5 held strong and claimed an exhilarating draw in the face of great odds.
Congratulations to the players: Richard Vinciullo, Bron Edel, Cat Haydon, Mike Haydon and Matt Bowen.