Sunday, April 4, 2010

Off the mark!!

Finally the Boys got something on the board this weekend. A point taken from the leagues leading scorers is not to be sniffed at but still frustration abounds as we should be now sitting in the jacuzzi, cigars lit, Bunny Girls hanging around just in case, with 3 points in the bag.  Either Avispa had an off day or we aren`t half as bad as we thought. For the second game running we were up there, troughing at the top table, swapping plesentaries with a frontrunner. The game itself was a pretty forgetable affair with each goalkeeper making ONE save each in the entire game. Doi got down smartly to stop a goalbound effort in the first half and the Avispa keeper also did well to keep out a Yoshiuki Takagi effort which was bound for the top corner.  The younger Takagi has indeed done well in his two games so far. 17 years old and not looking out of his depth. He`s no Fabregas, but at this level he`s doing well. Our goal came courtesy of Hiroki Kawano`s first of the season. It was a case of 4th time lucky for Kawano as this was his FOURTH 1 on 1 with the opposing keeper. He took too much time in both opportunities against Reysol and again dropped a clanger with his first opportunity this time. However, on the final try he was sent clear by Shibasaki and as the Avispa keeper advanced he must have though Kawano was going to go round him as he left a gaping hole on the inside for Kawano to slot in a simple finish. Following the goal the match predictably became stretched with half chances coming and going at either end. In the 85th minute Tomisawa (AGAIN!!) was beaten in the air for the Avispa striker to loop a header over the despairing dive of Doi. 1-1 should have won, but we`re going in the right direction.

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