Last gasp win!
The right result after a close game
We arrived at Woking looking for a win in our final match before the Christmas break. Following on from the team talk last week a few more jokes were sprinkled in - although it has to be said when the question before the punchline is "what do you call a pig who plays hockey?" it is probably best not to shout out a team mate's name!!!
Anyway after about 15 minutes when everyone had managed to stop laughing, we headed off to the warm up - much needed on a bitterly cold day.
The game got underway, and it was close from the outset, with play swaying back and forth across the pitch. Our back line was solid and kept a clean sheet, but we couldn't quite score at the other end either.
The opposition coach got more and more animated as the game progressed, urging his players on, yelling at them where to go, beseeching them to make the tackle, and demanding of the umpires "what's wrong with your whistle?" and "why aren't you blowing it for God's sake?"
Then with about 10 minutes to go, our game started to click, we got some forward momentum, started moving the ball around and valuing possession. Yet still we couldn't break the deadlock. Then with 2 minutes to go, a shave tackle stole the ball off a slightly bemused defender who never saw it coming, then a quick dribble into the D and a shot at goal. Then in what seemed to be a slow motion movie for everyone watching, the ball glided across the D past a defender and the goalie and into the goal. YES - a goal!!!!
And a well deserved win!!