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JDF-48 Retaliates Over Gordon Head Gunners, 7-1

JDF-48 Retaliates Over Gordon Head Gunners, 7-1
February 28, 2018, 7:30PM, Royal Bay Turf

Cory called it "one of our best games of the season", but was this because he was barely on the field due to his gimpy right knee?  Or was it because (even though he was barely on the field) he managed to score a beautiful goal?  Let's just say that Paulo, who usually shows his elegance through fancy dribbling, decided that if he is going to pass, he will also do so with elegance.  So our first two goals came from nifty heal passes by Paulo in the area.  The first came from a classic Ric crusher after a nice heal pass, and the second came from Cory.  This was a pretty one because Paulo embarrassed the two defenders who surrounded him on the ball, only to watch it heal-flicked back between them to Cory who was wide open just in front of the penalty spot.  Cory slammed it home with his left foot.  I can't really remember how the other three goals of the half were set up, but I do know that we had five goals going into the half, three from Ric, one from Paulo, and one from Cory.  We proved that our dominance was due not just to the wind at our backs in the first half by the way we also carried the second.  This was a game where everyone on the field, from defenders to midfielders to forwards, passed with accuracy, moved to open spaces, cut off meager attacks, and created danger with imaginative play.  Surprisingly, we actually listened to Cory during his half-time speech, because we kept almost every pass of the second half on the ground.  We even managed to score both of our second-half goals by actually using the wind.  Joel pulled out his old physics textbook before slamming a shot as hard as he could from outside the 18 -- wind NW with velocity of 60-75km and 90km gusts, angle 35 degrees over left post, right foot shot acceleration at 150m/sec -- and we watched the shot that should have sailed over the crossbar catch one of those gusts and drop into the net over the goalie's dumbfounded head.  Then, Dwight saw a looping cross that should have flown over the end line begin to blow back, so he went full tilt to capture it and passed it neatly back into the area to an open Paulo who finished for our 7th.  Reminded me of the 7-1 finish between Germany and Brazil in the last World Cup, just it was adults crying in the Gunners' dugout rather than children in the Brazilian stands.  Nice play boys, and let's do it again next week!  A shout-out to Brian who has come out to nearly all our games to cheer us on as he hobbles along the sideline.  And thanks to Tommy for coming out to help from 55s. 

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