The game started tentatively and after 15 minutes, Lycee took the lead 1-0. We fought back straight away with a goal from Emre and leveled the score 1-1. Thanks to a superb free kick from Michael, the boys stole the lead but were pegged back to 2-2 going into half-time. At the start of the second half, the boys’ desire to claim a second straight title was on full display. Chris upped the score 4-2 with great goals. What felt like a comfortable, imminent win shifted fast with strong resistance from Lycee. The competitors pegged back another goal. Then, Emre rebounded a missed penalty kick by Michael, bringing the score up to 5-3. Lycee went on the counter attack and gained a penalty kick of their own, which they converted, leading to a score of 5-4. Finally, in the dying embers of the game, a long-range shot from Von was misjudged by the goalkeeper, and bounced straight over his head and into an open goal. It was 6-4 when the whistle finally blew, to the delight of the team and supporters alike!
An excellent performance in the championship was the icing on a very exceptional season. Man of the match went to Von for a sterling performance as a defensive rock in the midfield and an exceptional goal to end the game.
Congratulations to all the players. Way to bring back the trophy!