DBFC 2-1 San Pellegrinos

Saturday 21 April 2018 at Kowloon Tsai Park Pitch #1 with a 18:30 kick-off

Squad: Toni (GK), Morse (LB and Captain), Thierry and Matija (CBs), Dan K (RB), Matt Z and Kieran (CM), Scott (LM), Dino (RM), Mac (#10) and Mitch (CF) subs: Matt Mills, Jamie and JB

Scorers: Mitch (assist Mac) and Mac (assist JB)

This was the last game of an up and down season for DBFC Legal League team and we finished with a win against the league’s bottom club, who are now relegated.

San P’s battled hard throughout the game as a win for them was needed to have any chance of survival. They got a great start with a goal from a long punt forward that went over our CBs and our out coming keeper (Toni) was lobbed. However, DBFC continuously battered the San P’s goal and chance after chance was missed. DBFC got the equaliser before half time with a cute pass through by Mac Duncan to new boy Mitch Elshot to blast home. The second half was a case of DBFC continuing to batter the San P’s goal and continuing to miss chance after chance but San P’s defence and keeper were giving it all to stop us. JB hit the bar with a thunder shot and Mitch hit the post. Finally, the goal came when Mac Duncan turned in JB’s free kick shot that was spilled by the keeper. This was a nice way to finish the season; with a win and a good turnout at the Pier Bar after.

MOM: Although a number of players had an excellent game, there were two stand out contenders; Mitch and Matt Z. Mitch was a force to be reckoned with up front causing no end of problems to San P’s defence. Matt Z showed a “cool hand Luke” style as a defensive midfielder incepting and , taking control and dictating pace and play (the Zol of old). Gaz couldn’t decide so honour goes to both players.

DOD: JB and Jamie are a must for falling to sleep at home in Happy Valley and missing a planned taxi share with Thierry and arriving at the match 10 minutes after kick-off.