DB45s 2 – HKFC Dynamics 8

Scorers: Paul and Moti

Friday 23 March at HKFC, KO 8.30p.m

Starting line up: Gianluca/ Kieran C, Sean, Morse, Gazza/ Barry, Paul, OB, Ariel/ Moti, Kieran Mck

Subs: Pat, Boudel, Scottie, Steve

After two successive wins against the Gazelles and Rovers, we were hoping to improve on the 6-0 drubbing we received from Dynamics back in October in our first DB45s outing. We came with a plan to keep a shape, keep our passing simple and to stay in the game. But as Mike Tyson once said: “Everyone has a plan till they get punched in the mouth”. In our case, 4-0 down after less than 15 minutes and Bazz B off injured inside 5 ( replaced by Scottie). The first goal after 1 minute caught our keeper cold; 2 and 3 from balls behind the full backs followed by cross and tap in; and 4 when Anto went 1 on 1 after a through ball. We clawed one back after 20 minutes with a well taken shot by Paul from the edge of the area after a lay-off from Kieran Mck and we hoped that would stop the rot. However, Dynamics, without even going through the gears, scored another 2 before HT to make it 6-1. There was not much we could do at that point other than put the first half behind us and try and win the second half. Moti made it 6-2 with a fine shot from the edge of the area but Dynamics scored two more within the following 10 minutes. Again, we ran out of bench options, with Paul off to catch the last boat to Lamma, Kieran Mck (literally) flying off to Australia and Steve coming on for injured Boudel. Nevertheless, despite the usual on/off disruptions of the final 30 minutes, everyone kept going and it became a more even game. In truth, we were well beaten by a better side, all ex-HKFC 1st team players and showing all the signs of a team that has played together regularly for years. Not many positives from this outing unless you count the Doug turning up in white socks.

MOM: honourable mention to Morse, who was still sliding in for last ditch tackles even after the game was well out of sight.

DOD: the management? Next time we should just park the bus for the first 20