Auckland Sunday Football Association - Masters League
Auckland Sunday Football Association - Division 4
Boca gave as good as they got and ended up with a point in a 2-2 draw that they would have settled for before the game.
Boca started the game a little untidy and conceded early through a shabby effort at defending a corner. Though the corner should never have been - with the ref's assistant flagging for offside in the move leading to the corner - the goal stood.
Boca now started getting into the game more but were soon dealt another blow as man of the match from last week, Liam, hobbled off with a groin strain and played no further part in the match. Not long after Guillermo received the ball on the edge of the box with a man up his arse, spun him with genuine South American flair and then drilled the ball into the opposite corner with his left foot to bring Boca on to level terms. At half-time the score was tied at 1-1.
Boca produced a lot more going forward in the 2nd half with debutant Warren and Christian dominating the play and with Greenhithe also threatening particularly with cross field passes to their speedy wingers the game was becoming more engrossing by the minute. Then from a long Greenhithe throw into the Boca box Philip headed the ball out but only as far as the City midfielder who lashed the ball into the top corner despite a superb effort by Scotty to keep the ball out. Soon Scotty was in action again as he pulled off a stunning save to deny a header from yet another Greenhithe corner.
Boca got their justly deserved equalizer with 15 minutes to go as Paul swung over the cross of the game. Guillermo was surrounded by Greenhithe defenders but managed to get to the ball first and hooked it with his right foot into the top of the net. Both sides had chances deep into the game but the scoring was done and 2-2 the final result which seemed a fair score but Boca know that they could have taken all 3 points with some more assured defending and a bit more belief going forward. However, it's early days for the new look Boca side and 4 points from the opening two games has proven to be a very encouraging start.
Thanks again to Baggio for making the big trek to organise the team.
|Roving Stars||2||1||Zamantix Rovers Old Boys|
|HRV Norwest United||1||3||Greenhithe Greyhounds|
|Greenhithe City||2||2||Boca Seniors|