DBFC Vets 1 – 3 Kennedy Town

5th November 2018 at KGV with 9:00pm KO

Squad: Toni(GK), Riggers, Sean P, Morse, Baz, Thierry (Captain), Ariel, Pat, Scottie, Crommy, Fela, Gazza and Michel

Scorer: Crommy

MOM: Sean P(brought in to help and ended up playing a full game at CB)

DBFC Vets struggled to get a full squad for this game (Monday night at KGV 9pm KO) as lots of players away or working. The squad of 12 players that finally committed to play were doing so against their better judgement as many were carrying knocks and niggles and tiredness from weekend football games (DBFC +45s Friday, Legal league Saturday and HKFA and Yau Yee League Sunday). This was definitely not the best set-up for DBFC starting the match against a new team this season to the Legends League (Kennedy Town) and DBFC players arriving just before kick-off didn’t help. DBFC Vets looked tired right from the start and struggled to get into the game and it was Kennedy Town dominating and threatening to score. However, DBFC Vets hung on and left the pitch at half time with the score at 0-0 but also having lost Baz Brown with a pulled calf and Pat Dougan with a head injury. DBFC Vets started a little better in the second half but went 1-0 down after 15 minutes when Kennedy Town broke away and their midfield player cracked a fabulous shot from the edge of the box that nearly broke the net in the top right corner of the DBFC goal, just shaving the fingers of a diving Toni. DBFC Vets dug in and got one back through Crommy to make it 1-1 and looked to get another. However, it was Kennedy Town that got a 2nd goal, which was soft and controversial as they made a substitution quickly, deep in the DBFC half, without the referee stopping the game to reset. A tall grey haired guy ran straight from the touch line 15 yards into the DBFC box with the DBFC defenders puzzled as where he came from and who was marking him and at the same time a ball lobbed over into the box to him was bubbled through 2 challenges into the DBFC net. DBFC Vets pressed for the equalizer and in doing so conceded a 3rd goal from a mistake and loss of possession in midfield that allowed the Kennedy Town winger to run through into the box and curl a shot around Toni into the net at the far post. DBFC Vets tried to lift it to get back in the game and were disallowed a perfectly good goal, which was indicative of some bad and what seemed biased refereeing. The game finished with a very tired looking DBFC Vets losing 3-1 and on the balance of play Kennedy Town deserved the win.

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