A fantastic week of SISAC City Competitions have brought some excellent results over the days, including a Thursday night Football frenzy!
BIS 3 ISHCMC 1 (HT 2-0)
OG – 2mins
Ryan Kim – 8mins
Flores – 27mins
A tough first game in the sweltering heat. BIS started well, with Ryan causing problems running at the ISHMC defence. Eventually he found Matthew whose low cross was turned into the net by the ISHMC centre half. After some sustained pressure from ISHMC, BIS hit them on the counter.
Ryan beat two players before rounding the keeper and slotting home from a tight angle. Just before half time Syhami made a fantastic last ditch tackle to stop what was certainly going to be a goal, unfortunately he injured himself in the process. ISHMC started the second half well and after a well-placed through ball Steven raced off his line, only for the ball to break to the ISHMC number 10 who chips the ball in from 20yards. ISHMC continued to press, with BIS playing some good football on the break. Campbell clipped the post before BIS sealed the game; Ryan ran over half the length of the pitch, before squaring for Flores to tap in.
BIS 2 VAS 1 (HT 2-0)
Ryan Kim – 5mins
Flores – 14mins
After a tight start, BIS took the lead. Ryan continued his excellent form from the first game. After rounding three players, the VAS right back kicked him from behind to be awarded a yellow card.
After dusting himself down Ryan stepped up to take the free kick, scoring from a full 20 yards. Both teams were flagging in the intense heat and the game slowed to a walking pace. Just before half time Flores rose high to nod home a Ryan corner.
In the second half Flores put Campbell through with a chance to put the game to bed, from the kick off, but he fell as he took the shot. Following some sloppy defending, VAS scored from 3 yards. The next 5 minutes was all played in the BIS half, with their players clearly exhausted. After failing to convert their pressure, allowing BIS to manage the game in the final 3 minutes.
BIS 2 SSIS 1 (HT 0-1)
Campbell – 17mins
Ryan – 22mins
With only 10 minutes recovery time from the previous game the BIS players were all suffering in the heat with many of them cramping up. This is reflected in SSIS dominating the game early on. Only Ryan was able to get a shot off in the first half and hit the bar. SSIS took the lead after the ball hit the post, and their centre forward tapped home. Flores, Nick and Nam all came off with injuries.
At half time, in a bold master stroke Manager McCraw brought Steven out of goal to be replaced by Tony. Steven’s energy was infectious and BIS started the second half on the front foot. Campbell turned his marker and shot home from 8yrds after a good run by Steven. Almost immediately afterwards, Syhami played a fantastic through ball for Ryan who scored. SSIS were completely deflated and the rest of the game was played out without any further chances.
BIS 3 VAS 2 (HT 2-2)
Steven – 8mins
Matthew – 23mins.
In a repeat of the group match BIS played VAS in the final. BIS now only had 6 fit players and the much larger VAS squad were favourites for the match. This is reflected in a bright start by them, taking the lead after Tony fumbled a shot. Ryan managed to break away and pulled a cross back from the by-line, Steven shined the ball into the top of the net.
The goal gave BIS renewed energy. This was particularly true for Steven who managed to score his second of the game; shooting home into the far right corner from a very tight angle. All the good work was undone after VAS was allowed to score another sloppy goal following a goal mouth scramble. At half time Tony went off injured, Nic although injured himself, bravely volunteered to go in goal. The second half started well for VAS, with only a fantastic block from Syhami stopping them taking the lead.
Will was then given a yellow card for dissent and the pressure began to mount. Flores, who had missed the last 2 games with an injury, had to be brought back on and made an immediate impact.
From the goal, Nic played a fantastic long ball to Flores who knocked the ball out to Matthew on the right. He took a touch and fired home to send the BIS team into raptures. Both teams were completely exhausted, with several players leaving the pitch to be treated for cramp. The last 4 minutes were played at snail pace with no further chances.
Coach McGraw was so overjoyed at the perseverance of his team, he promised to buy them all pizza on Friday lunchtime…
A great result, and well deserved.
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