27th of June and again it’s a top of the table clash Uni whites v SA Uni!
A big game
First impression as I arrived back from Hong Kong yesterday (great trip) is I am still there as it looks as if we are playing Pohang Steelers! They look skilled and quick however as we know it’s about the contest at the ball and this will be the key to success. The Whites need to bring their hard game to win!
Pohang look typically an Asian team, thin bodies with not much height but will be skilled and fast!
It’s a fantastic day weather wise and this may well be the game that sets up the season!
A home game for the whites and the question is can the whites remain undefeated? My prediction is we at least 3 in the net and we win! The question I ask is will Pohang chase back when we have the ball and we are challenging their defense?
Pohang’s warm up is standard no running and all about tricks and touch so no surprises there. They did no contested work at all and will rely on turnovers and clear play with the ball to take control! 90 mins is a long time to hold out a skillful side but the Whites have the best defense in the comp! Game on!!!!!!
Toss is done and we kick to the city end.
First half underway
The whites attack and great ball from Jahn and Wes just gets cut off by a defender, great play!
Pohang get the ball and there it is a heap off passes but we cut them out. I am telling you now pressure is the key as their defending is suss.
Corner whites and its out for a second. This one is swung in but cleared by the keeper.
Early call their supporters are the biggest mob a wankers all year!!!
Ball runs across the box and Ollie smashes it but just saved. Whites Looking good and they don’t like the physical stuff! Saba’s ball in and across the goal but just misses Faruiz head
Bobby wins a free and Jahn goes to the back post but just misses a swing leg.
Whites forward again and the pressure is good
Corner to the Whites and Bobby find Faruiz and his header is just wide!
20 mins in great run by Eddie and a brilliant ball in, Phil on the volley and is just over the top.
Corner to the whites and Jahn puts it in and Saba just wide with the header, another corner see a header out by Pohang but Wes pumps in over the top.
A corner to Pohang and no.9 gets on the end and puts it away! A real run against play for the Whites and we are 1 nil down!
A contest in the middle and Pohang break and a shot from 25 out and it’s in 2-0 down. The game is turned in its head as the Whites have been dominating!
A head butt on Jahn and only a yellow but they sub the idiot off! This is a joke the Ref need to take control and send a message!
Saba in and crosses to Faruiz and there number 1 and great goal. 2-1 and its game on!
The game is now at fever pitch and it is on for young and old!
Jahn goes down after being smashed by number 19 and get up holding his head but no free!
Eddie strong in defense as they push hard using their pace.
Near half time and Phil cracks one and off the bar but great hit for no score.
And half time arrives in what was the most passionate half this year, can the whites have to keep up the intensity in the second half.
Bres points out all they rely on is the long ball, he wants the whites to play wide. He wants intensity to be maintained. This game is there for us to win! Bres asked us to kill them off as their defense is weak. Bres wants the boys to take them on and draw the red as theirs 3 of them who are ready to explode. Bres ask the ref to check names and passports – gold!
Second half starts – sub Jahn off and Dan on
A shocking piece of bad luck as Glynn try’s to clear with a kick and it rebounds for a goal and that’s 3-1
This will need to be the biggest come back of the year.
It’s in the box and just misses a head!
Sub Wez off Johnny on
Ball in and off the post and across the goal from Johnny
And it’s crossed in and handball!
A penalty! Johnny straight to the spot and lines it up. Bres turns away as he cant watch! Bang it’s in 3-2!!! Game on again
Down the other end and a one touch pass and it’s in! Bloody hell 4-2
The whites go hard but no luck as its ping pong in the box.
Corner whites and another post! How they have not scored more is ridiculous.
And another unlucky mistake in defense and an own goal! Can you believe it – now 5-2
The game looks gone as the whites try hard to create chances but Pohang play for time and congest the midfield
Free kick whites and its a good ball in but punched out by the keeper.
The ball is up and down but that’s full time!
Pohang made the most of their opportunities and had luck with 2 goals the whites didn’t.
Bres was pleased with the effort and said even when they got 5 goals from 3 shots we did not give up. Unfortunately our first loss for the year but the season is not over yet!