Jackson 5 indoor soccer team stepped up the intensity late in the game to beat Mixed Nuts 2-1 on 4 June 2008.
In a tense game, where both sides failed to capitalise on their chances, Jackson 5 clearly looked the better side. With the score drawn at 1-1 10 minutes into the game, Jackson 5 closed ranks, defended superbly and forced the Nuts into numerous errors.
Goalkeeper Matt Bowen’s distribution was excellent, setting up many opportunities for Jackson 5, which kept the pressure squarely on the Mixed Nuts. Mike Haydon and Jen Keane in defence absorbed every attack the Nuts tried, while ring-in Melissa Haydon, Tara Donnelly, Alex Lustig and Tristan Cockman went hunting for the elusive victory.
With less than one minute remaining on the clock, Alex let loose a barrage of shots on the Nuts’ goal, each of which their keeper failed to hold onto. The ball then dropped for Melissa, who threaded the ball past 3 Nuts defenders for Mike to score the winning goal.
All in all, Jackson 5 showed the same resilience and discipline that they showed against the Deceptacons the week before, again proving that they are a force to be reckoned with.