At the end of a hard season, Freeplay Energy are league champions and We couldn't have scripted it better.
It was down to the wire on the last game of the season. Emirates Catering versus Freeplay Energy. First place versus second place. One goal difference.
We started off the game feeling really "up for it", fully confident of a win. Our movement was good, we were solid at the back and we were looking for the breakthrough. Emirates Catering, however, were no slouches. They were fast and nimble, and it turned out to be us who conceded first. In a tight opening 10 minutes, they made the breakthrough and before the half was over Emirates Catering were 2-0 up!
The second half was when the magic happened. We started off nervously. We knew we couldn't afford to concede another and a quick goal for us was vital for us to get back in to the game ... but for 10 minutes it wasn't coming. But we persevered, and when we finally scored, we relaxed and goals 2 and 3 weren't far behind. With the pressure now on the other foot, Emirates Catering tensed up and we relaxed into our game. Our passing was quick and sharp and we had time on the ball, and as Emirates Catering put all they could into getting an equaliser, we struck the killer blow.
Freeplay Energy 4, Emirates Catering 2.
A happy and proud day for the team.
Our Cliff won the award (well deservedly) for goalkeeper of the season, and our Rob missed the golden boot by one goal.
Well played and thanks for the season to the whole team !