Saturday, March 19, 2005

Soccer results

Rivers Baptist Soccer 5th division team results.
We played three games and lost each game by 1 goal.
1-0, 2-1 and 1-0.
All three teams we played were in a division above us.
A pretty pleasing result actually. Some players hadn't played for years, one chap was 51 and had never played soccer in his life as he was a rugby league player - he did pretty well at right back.
I played center back or sweeper most of each three games. I was able to make some pretty good tackles and I was happy with one thigh grazing slide that managed to clear the ball from the attacking player's feet without tripping him - probably a goal saver.
I also took plenty of high ball headers and cleared corner shots. I am quite enjoying playing in this team and playing as sweeper. That and center midfield are the only positions I had never played before.
On the way home I dropped in on the girls at the teddy bear picnic they were at.