This week, the Gold Strikers and Black Cobras flashed across the field like lightning streaking across the black sky. Most of the first fifteen minutes were played on the Cobra's half of the field thanks partly to energy that never seems to end for Christian and a strong defense on the Gold side. Every time the ball neared the halfway line, Eric and Skyler pushed the ball back to Cobra territory.
Brandon and Andris rotated in to join Alex on the attack for the remainder of the the first half. The Strikers worked the corners, crossing the ball to the center for shots at the goal, but the ball didn't seem to want to go into the net. The half finished, 0-0.
Switching directions, the ball was all over the field on the second half. The Cobra's came out determined not to play the rest of the match on their half. However, soon Addison helped move the ball deep into the Cobra defense where Eric smacked the ball clean into the Cobra net. Nick M. helped keep the ball away from the Gold net, but the Cobra's continued to strike back.
Nick K. and Adam rotated in for a repeat of the first half, where with Addison the attack on the Cobra net continued strong. Several good opportunities were made by the Gold attack without further goals before the Cobras managed to move the ball back to the Gold side and make the final point for the match. Both sides played strong and did very well, ending the match tied 1-1.
Great match Strikers and Cobras!
Story submitted by Coach Ron.
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