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JDF-48 Pummels Saanich Fusion Power7s, 5-0

JDF-48 Pummels Saanich Fusion Power7s, 5-0
February 23, 2018, 8:00PM, Tyndall Turf

It was the Olympics of "Shanks" for which the competition was fierce among our 48s on Friday night.  Coming in with the Gold Medal was Dwight Blame-The-Other-Guy Mueller who rocketed one over the fence and almost into the soccer park two fields over when he descended on a cross that looked like a perfect set up for a goal.  Joel had chased the ball to the corner and as Paulo flew into the area calling for the cross and drawing three defenders with him, the ball was angled behind him to an option of three separate JDF players who were wide open on the attack.  Dwight called for it and then let out his signature howl as the Gold Medal shank cleared the fence.  He was promptly issued a yellow card by the referee.  Coming in with Silver was Rob Blame-The-Turf-And-My-Shitty-Shoes Patten whose shank didn't quite clear the fence but was still considered a home run when he pummeled the ball on one of his attacks.  He then followed with two consecutive and classic "corner shanks" that never quite made it into the field of play.  The Bronze was taken by Joel Blame-My-Left-Foot Durkovic who received a pretty little lifted lob pass by Wally just into the goalie area.  He trapped it nicely on his right thigh and then swung at it for what he envisioned as a bullet volley into the corner of the goal, but...the left the foot did not produce and it went wide, surely at least by 15 feet.  Despite celebrating the Olympics of "Shanks" as a side-event during our match, we did still manage to out-run, out-defend, out-pass, and out-score the opposition.  Our first goal came after a through pass to Rob who crossed it beautifully to an open Paulo, but the defender decided he'd take the goal (thank you very much) in his attempt to cut off the cross.  We're giving that goal to Rob.  Second goal came from Ric on a nice dish-off from Paulo in the area and Ric cranked it just inside the right post and almost ripped it through the net.  Third came from Paulo early in the second half on a through pass by Joel that put him one-on-one with the goalie.  And our fourth and fifth goals came within minutes of the end when we had finally worn their defense down to begging for mercy as Paulo and Ric capped it with a goal each, finishing our match at 5-0.  Solid play all around, great defending, great shutout by George, and another victory feather in our caps.  Good work, boys!

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