Guys we have just been informed that there is no group stage for this year’s competition so we are through to the next round! Well done, a terrific performance. The report is below.

The gaffer decides to squeeze the game in midfield given the smaller ground at Kowloon Tsai. We start we a 3-5-2 formation of:

Tel (G), Scott, Colin, Tony (CB), Ed, Rob, Miles, Tom, Jason (M), Cowley and Adam (F)
We had previously lost one and won one against this team so we made sure we took the game to them from the off. We start well with Tom laying the ball to Miles who shoots wide. They break through but Scott intercepts well and continues to look assured at centre back for the whole 1st half. Tom goes close with a few shots shot. Our 1st goal comes after 15 minutes of domination with Cowley motoring down the right wing and crossing accurately to Adam who taps in. Its a brilliant move. Tom then shoots over and heads over after an excellent free kick from Colin. Cowley then shoots wide and the gaffer is getting concerned that we are not 4 or 5 nil in the lead. However, Cowley "The Pride of the Shire" scores another excellent goal after Tom picks him out. We go in at half time 2 – 0 in the lead and get some well earned water. Lots of us are still chuckling over Ed’s foul throw (I still can’t explain it).

At half time we make the following changes : Matt for Jason, Jeff for Miles, Gez for Adam and Chi for Ed.

Gez starts in dangerous fashion with two shots in quick succession. His directness gives a new dimension to the attack. Jeff also does with good tackles and shoots wide. Chi works hard on the left and Matt has a header cleared off the line. Jamil works hard when he comes on for Cowley. Gez has another dangerous shot and Kar Shung don’t look threatening at all. However, in the last ten minutes they create a lot of physical pressure but Tony, Scott and Colin stand firm.

We are through to the next round. Well played everyone.

MOTM : Cowley (I can talk you through every goal and every assist I have been involved with in fact let me tell you about …. Zzzzz)

MOTD : Ed (I really didn’t want the throw to mess my hair, I was relieved when the ref gave my throw to them… Just being honest…)

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