UncleIan wrote:Next week we've got the home leg of the double header, looks tough, especially with poor confidence. I should have the lion's share of possession, but whether I can break down their wall or not. I predict it would be a great week for them to CA.
My oppos switched to a 3-5-2, which was a bit unfortunate, as I tried a 2-5-3 with two WBs and hence no CD. I had 69% of chances, but their attack was outclassing my defence, especially in the middle, this is probably unsurprising! First half and we scored one and missed three, while they missed one but scored two. Second half we equalised, then both teams missed a chance. 2-2 final score. Chances 7-4 to me. I guess I'll take a point against the runaway league leader. That's my fourth draw of the season. That's a lot of points left on the pitch, but then again, I suppose that's also a lot of points denied to the opposition. It is what it is. I seem to be in a league with loads of defence heavy teams.
That result (and others, obviously) see us rise majestically to 5th, on 10 points, while 7th is on 9, and 2nd are on 14. The current 2nd was 7th two weeks ago (I think), the double header against the whipping boys helped here. We are away to them this week. As usual, we'll have the majority of the ball, but their defence outshines my attack. 6th should lose, and 7th will win, so I could do with a win (rare you don't I guess but...) to stay in touch with those above, and move away from those below. Potentially I could move up to 4th, equally, end up in 7th. I'm saying it's still tight. After this week I've got two home games, first against the whipping boys, so, one week's relief coming anyway.
Our league still no.1 in III battles, not sure on what grounds, as the table doesn't really explain. We lost to III.13, who were in second but are now on the same points. I got mushed by the long shots team, CA didn't work, and they bashed in two longshots, and one headed corner, I think it was them that had 9 outfield players all with head speciality, so no surprises they score from the corner I guess. 0-3. We play 4th III.8 next week. My record so far is WDDWL. Next week is very very probably another L. Hopefully the other teams can pick up my slack.
Still in the Conspirators memorial cup, this week favours my opponents I think. We'll see. Last 32 though, so not too shabby.