On 21st of November 2018, the first ever football fixture of the season began with BIS vs EIS on the ground of Thao Dien sports field. Not only is this the first ever fixture for football this year but also the fact that this was the first time our team has played together. As we step out on the field for the first time as a team, the first thing that came to mind was that in order for us to have a strong start to the season, we had to win this match. After that, we heard a whistle and this tells us that the game has begun.
For the first few minutes of the game, we managed to defend some of our opponents from scoring into our goal. A few minutes later, EIS managed to score their first goal followed by 2 other goals afterwards. We knew that we had to try even harder in order to recover from the goals scored by the opponents so everyone in our team tried their best to keep the goals away from the goal and tried to score in the opponent’s goal. This worked because within a few minutes, we scored our first goal by Bach Lam just as the first half ended.
After the first half, we reviewed our strengths and hoped that we could score more shots to catch up with EIS. Then, the second half started. Even though we were really tired, we did not give up and kept playing to our best. Unfortunately, EIS scored another goal followed by 3 more afterwards. We knew that in order to keep up with the score, we had to try not just our best but our VERY best… Shortly afterwards, Bach scored another goal and since there was 2 minutes left, we wanted to prevent them from scoring another goal. Even though we saved goals, defended the opponents and tried to score, we could not score a goal and the final whistle of the game blew out.
As a team, we have learnt so much in our first game. For most of the team, it was their first time being in the team and they had given their all when playing. Our player of the game chosen by the players and our coach, Mr Porter, was Bach Lam for her amazing defending skills and excellent goals being scored in to the opponents net.
Tracy Le, Year 9