BSGC Red Lions (11-13) 13th November 2017
BSGC 6 – 4 Oakley College
The "Lions" fought back from 2-0 down to win 6-4 in a high scoring game at Marzagan on Monday. BSGC had control for most of the match, despite the half time score line of 3-2 to Oakley. Oakley saw very little of the ball, but managed to unleash a couple of ruthless counter attacks, leaving the "Lions" defence unprepared and shocked. After a few changes at half time, the Lions became solid at the back thanks, in large part, to a man of the match performance from Daniel Santana. Oakley gave away three penalties for professional fouls inside the area, of which Sebastian Monroy converted 2, and Fernando (captain) scored one. Similar to his edge of the area back to goal winner from last year, against the same opponents, Modou Njie slotted the ball home neatly. All these goals added to Carlos Valencia first half strike, to make it 6 v 4 to BSGC. A solid performance and another win against Oakley.
TEAM: Beltran, Federico, Pablo, Tomas, Antidio, Daniel, Fernando, Ander, Carlos, Sebastian, Modou, Emilio, Karan, Diren.
BSGC "Young Lions" (9-10) 14th November 2017
BSGC 4 – 5 Oakley College
Similar to the "Red Lions", the "Young Lions" went 2 – 0 down very quickly in the first half, but once they found their feet, they dominated the first half. Goals from Sheikh Njie and Jose Joaquin salvaged a score line of 2 – 2 at the break. Once again, the Young Lions were taken by surprise in the first 3 minutes of the second half, as the visitors scored another 2 quick goals to make the score 4 – 2. A brilliantly worked team goal was finished off by Cecilio Ruiz, before Sheikh Njie got his second of the game. A lapse in concentration at the back let Oakley sneak ahead 5 – 4 with a penalty that the solid frame of Jung Jun in goal couldn´t quite stop. A few more minutes on the clock and the Young Lions could have definitely won it. Wave after wave, attack after attack, rained down on the Oakley goal but BSGC just could not find the back of the net. Lapses in concentration cost the team, who overall played well and were the better team for a lot of the match. There were a number of noteworthy performances including Jose Joaquin, Victor Lopez and Cecilio Ruiz, a great midfield who posed a constant attacking threat whenever BSGC had the ball. However, centre back Alejandro Cabrera (swapping his rugby boots for Football boots) earned Man of the Match for an all-around controlled and focussed performance.
TEAM: Jung Jun, Simon, Alejandro C, Simon, Victor ©, Jose (1), Cecilio (1), Alejandro V, Sheikh (2), Anup, Gabriele, Santiago, Chirag.
BSGC "Cubs" (7-8) 14th November 2017
BSGC 3 – 2 Oakley College
The match started slowly with the defence getting used to their new positions, which gave Oakley an advantage to score early which they took and scored a goal (1-0). A few minutes later, Lucas (year 8) equalized by scoring a magnificent goal (1-1). Oakley tried hard to score a goal and created a 1 on 1 chance against Danny (Y8 Oakley goalkeeper). The Oakley striker hit the ball hard, but Danny reacted to it fast and made a great save. Buba (Y7) then came on from the bench to score and make the score 2-1 to the BSGC ´´Cubs´´. Ten minutes into the second half Buba scored another goal thanks to a great run and assist from Lorenzo (Y7) making it 3 -1 to the ´´Cubs´´. Oakley responded by scoring a late goal but with time running out, BSGC held on for a well-earned victory. Final score BSGC 3 - Oakley 2.
Team: Daniel, Samuel, Oscar, Luca © (1), Hugo, Jaime, Ivan, Diego, Lorenzo, Bubacarr (2)
Written by Buba and Lorezo (Y7)