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MATCH REPORTS

FUTSAL PREMIER DIVISION 

ZOCA BASTION FC 0 VS 4 BAVARIA FC

WE FINALLY GOT ONTO THE FIELD VS BAVARIA AFTER A POSTPONEMENT DUE TO COVID. WE FELT READY AFTER A GREAT PERFORMANCE VS SPARTANS IN WHICH WE SECURED A POINT. BAVARIA HOWEVER WERE VERY MUCH UP FOR IT TOO, THEY SHOWED EARLY ON THAT THEY MEANT BUSINESS AND MASCARENHAS MADE A FEW TIDY SAVES. SARDEÑA GOT A FEW DRIBBLES IN AND TROUBLED THEIR KEEPER WITH SOME GOOD STRIKES. BAVARIA THOUGH FOUND THEMSELVES 1-0 UP WITH A GOOD LOW STRIKE INTO THE BOTTOM CORNER. AND SOON AFTER WE WERE SHELL SHOCKED BY A WONDER STRIKE THAT FLEW PAST MASCARENHAS. WE REGAINED PUR COMPOSURE AND STARTED GETTING HOLD OF THE BALL AND PUSHED FORWARD CREATING OPENINGS THROUGH BALLESTER, BUT OUR LUCK SEEMED TO NOT BE WITH US AS BOTH DANINO AND NAPOLI LEFT THE FIELD INURED DURING THE FIRST HALF. SECOND HALF GOT UNDER WAY AND WE DIDNT STOP BELIEVING WE COULD GET BACK AND THE GAME STAYED TIGHT WITH MASCARENHAS KEEPING US IN THE GAME. BUT NOW WE STARTED FEELING THE STRAIN OF A LIMITED BENCH AND THE BOYS STARTED GETTING TIRED. NOW BAVARIA STARTED STRETCHING US AS WE WENT FORWARD AND THEY MANAGED TO SCORE AFTER WE LOST POSSESSION IN DEFENCE FOR 3-0 AND AGAIN WE GOT CAUGHT OUT ON A COUNTER FOR 4-0. GAME FELT FAR FROM US NOW AND WE DIDNT GIVE A TRUE ACCOUNT OF OURSELVES BUT CREDIT TO BAVARIA FOR PUTTING US TO THE SWORD. 
MOTM:- MASCARENHAS

ZOCA BASTION FC 3 VS 3 SPARTANS FC

WE CAME INTO THIS MATCH WITH CONFIDENCE AFTER TWO SOLID DISPLAYS AGAINST THE TOP ECHELONS OF THE LEAGUE. BUT WE KNEW WE WERE COMING UP AGAINST A SPARTANS SIDE WITH UNDOUBTED QUALITY. WE STARTED THE GAME WITH THE SAME GAME PLAN AS WE HAD AGAINST EUROPA AND LYNX KNOWING THAT SPARTANS POSSESSED THE PLAYERS TO DOMINATE THE BALL. WE NULLIFIED THEIR THREAT EARLY ON AND SOON AFTER LOMBARD BROKE THROUGH THEIR DEFENCE AND CROSSED FOR CURRER WHO COOLY SLOTTED HOME FORT 1-0. SPARTANS IMMEDIATELY FORCED A SUPERB SAVE FROM MASCARENHAS WHO FLEW ACROSS HIS GOAL FOR THE SAVE. THE GAME NOW WAS END TO END PLAY AND IT WAS PLAYED AT A HIGH INTENSITY, FROM A GOOD INTERCEPTION BY SARDEÑA WE PUSHED FORWARD HE LAYED IT OFF FOR CURRER WHO DRILLED HOME FOR 2-0. WE WERE NOW PLAYING VERY EFFECTIVE FOOTBALL BUT SPARTANS WERE NOW RANKING UP THE PRESSURE, WE HAD THE CHANCE TO MAKE IT 3-1 WHEN LINARES STOLE THE BALL AND WENT THROUGH ON GOAL BUT THE KEEPER STOOD TALL AND SAVED WELL, ON THE BREAK THEY FORCED MASCARENHAS INTO A SAVE WHICH HE COULDN'T HOLD ONTO AND SPARTANS GOT A GOAL BACK FROM THE REBOUND, THE HALF ENDED AT 2-1.  

SECOND HALF GOT UNDER WAY WITH RENEWED PRESSURE FROM SPARTANS BUT THE BASTION WERE HOLDING THEM OFF WELL AND COUNTERING EFFECTIVELY. AFTER WE LOST POSSESSION AT THE HALF WAY LINE SPARTANS BROKE AND CREATED THE 2 V 1 SITUATION TO SCORE AND IT WAS 2-2. WE KEPT PUSHING FORWARD KNOWING THE GAME WAS THERE FOR THE TAKING BUT EQUALLY MASCARENHAS PULLED OFF SOME VITAL SAVES. AFTER ANOTHER GOOD RUN FROM LOMBARD HE GAVE THE BALL TO CURRER WHO JINKED THROUGH A FEW SPARTANS PLAYERS AND CALMLY PICKED HIS SPOT TO MAKE IT 3-2, WE WERE BACK AHEAD. SPARTANS NOW TRIED TO PRESS FOR THE EQUALISER BUT WE WERE DEEP AND FIGHTING FOR EVERY BALL, SO MUCH SO THEY BROUGHT ON THE 'FLYING KEEPER'. WE ATTEMPTED TO SURPRISE THEM WHEN WE WON POSSESSION AND GUERRERO CAME CLOSE AFTER A GOOD BREAK BUT HIS SHOT JUST WENT OVER THE BAR. INEVITIABLY THE EXTRA MAN PAID OFF
 AND AFTER A MELEE IN OUR BOX SPARTANS FORCED HOME AN EQUALISER FOR 3-3. THERE WASN'T MUCH TIME FOR ANYTHING ELSE AND IT ENDED 3-3 QUITE THE THRILLER. 

GOAL SCORERS:- CURRER X 3
MOTOM:- CURRER, MASCARENHAS

ZOCA BASTION FC 1 VS 6 EUROPA FC

NEXT UP FOR THE BASTION WERE THE CHAMPIONS ELECT, EUROPA FC HAD WON EVERY MATCH THIS SEASON AND BEATEN OFF THEIR MAIN RIVAL MONS THE WEEK BEFORE. SO THEY CAME INTO THIS MATCH WITH BULLISH CONFIDENCE. TIME AND TIME AGAIN THOUGH, THE BASTION HAVE SHOWN THEIR BEST PERFORMANCES AGAINST THE ELITE AND TODAY WE SHOWED THAT FIGHTING SPIRIT ONCE MORE. A CAGEY FIRST TEN MINUTES WAS CREDIT TO OUR TIGHT SHAPE AND FOCUS AT THE BACK. A DEFLECTED BALL AT THE BACK WAS CAPITALISED BY EUROPA'S ASHLEY RODRIGUEZ TO GIVE EUROPA A 1-0 LEAD WITH A SMART HEADER. ZOCA IMMEDIATELY PUSHED NUMBERS FORWARD TO PRESS FOR THE EQUALISER BUT EUROPA'S DOMINANCE AND PHYSICALITY KEPT US ON THE BACK FOOT. CHANCES WERE FEW AND FAR BETWEEN AS WE HELD OFF ATTACKS FROM EUROPA, WHO WERE NOW GETTING INTO THE GAME, RATTLING THE WOODWORK A FEW TIMES. GRECH WAS FOUND BY MASCARENHAS WITH A GOOD LONG THROW AND ONE ON ONE COULD'NT BEAT THE EUROPA KEEPER, SO CLOSE TO THE 1-1. AS THE HALF CAME TO A CLOSE EUROPA GRABBED THE SECOND. PAYAS ALSO GETTING INJURED EARLY ON.

SECOND HALF GOT UNDER WAY AND ONCE AGAIN WE SHOWED OUR STRENGTH AT THE BACK LIMITING THEIR OPPORTUNITIES AND SPACE. BUT NOW TIREDNESS WAS CREEPING IN WITH A MAN LESS ON THE BENCH. EUROPA TOOK THIS ADVANTAGE AND GRABBED A BRACE TO GO AHEAD 4-0. ZOCA NOW PUSHED FORWAD WITH NOTHING TO LOSE, A NICE ONE TWO AND LOMBARD STUNG THE HANDS OF THE EUROPA KEEPER. LOMBARD AGAIN TESTING THE KEEPER FROM A CORNER ROUTINE. LINARES STARTED DRIBBLING THE OPPOSITION, CREATING SPACE AND  WAS CLOSE HIMSELF TO A GOAL BACK FOR THE BASTION. BUT AS WE PUSHED FORWARD SEARCHING FOR GOALS WE LEFT SPACE AT THE BACK AND EUROPA TOOK FULL ADVANTAGE, AS DANINO WHO WAS A ROCK AT THE BACK UNFORTUNATELY PUT INTO HIS OWN NET FOR 5-0. SOON EUROPA MADE IT 6-0 AS THEIR CAPTAIN RODRIGUEZ GRABBED HIS BRACE. ZOCA WERE NOT DISHEARTENED AND KEPT PUSHING FORWARD FOR THE CONSOLATION AND SURE ENOUGH WE GOT IT, AS LINARES GRABBED HIS OPPORTUNITY WITH A LOW WELL PLACED FREE KICK TO MAKE IT 6-1. 

A SPIRITED PERFORMANCE AGAINST CHAMPIONS ELECT FROM THE BASTION AND WE ONCE AGAIN SHOWED WE CAN COMPETE WITH THE BEST, WE KEEP FIGHTING AND LEARNING AS WE COMEPETE AMONGST THE ELITE.

GOAL SCORER:- LINARES
MOTM:- DANINO

LYNX FC 3 VS 1 ZOCA BASTION FC

AFTER OUR DISAPPOINTING DEFEAT TO LIONS OUR NEXT MATCH UP COULDNT BE A STERNER TEST, NONE OTHER THAN REIGNING CHAMPIONS LYNX FC. WE KNEW WE HAD TO BE MORE SOLID BECAUSE THE QUALITY UP AGAINST US WAS GOING TO BE OF THE HIGHEST LEVEL. WE BEGAN THE GAME WITH A FOCUS AND DETERMINATION ABOUT US, NOT WANTING ANOTHER SLOW START. LYNX PROBED AND KEPT THE BALL AS WELL AS WAS TO BE EXPECTED. A FEW SHOTS ON GOAL FROM LYNX IN THE FIRST TEN MINUTES TESTED MASCARENHAS, BUT WE WERE HOLDING OUR OWN. THE INEVITABLE FIRST GOAL FROM LYNX CAME THOUGH AND WHAT A GOAL IT WAS, AN ABSOLUTE ROCKET THAT NESTLED INTO THE TOP CORNER. SOON AFTER LYNX DISPOSSED US AND A NEAT ONE TWO WITH THE PIVOT PRODUCED A LOW SHOT THAT BEAT MASCARENHAS AND IT WAS 2-0. WE FEARED THE FLOODGATES WERE NOW GOING TO OPEN, BUT ZOCA HELD FIRM IN THE FIRST HALF AND CURRER HAD A ONE ON ONE TO HALVE THE DECIFIT BUT THE LYNX KEEPER SPREAD HIMSELF WELL TO PARRY THE SHOT. THE HALF ENDED 2-0 

WE CAME OUT INTO THE SECOND HALF WITH VIGOUR AND PURPOSE, KNOWING WE HAD HELD ON WELL IN THE FIRST HALF AND NOW WE WANTED TO PROVE WE COULD POSE THE LYNX BACK-LINE SOME PROBLEMS TOO. DANINO PRESSURING UP TOP WON THE BALL AND FED  SARDEÑA, WHOSE LOW SHOT RATTLED THE POST. THIS SPARKED LYNX INTO LIFE WHO STARTED PINGING THE QUICK PASSES ABOUT AND CREATED A FEW GOOD OPPORTUNITIES WHICH MASCARENHAS STOOD TALL TO. LYNX THEN GOT THE THIRD AFTER SOME STRONG PLAY BY THE LYNX PIVOT AND IT WAS 3-0. WE DIDN'T LET OUR HEADS DROP AND AFTER ANOTHER LYNX ATTACK MASCARENHAS GOT HOLD OF THE BALL AND THREW IT INTO CURRER'S PATH, WHO RAN IN ON GOAL AND WE MADE IT 3-1.

WITH 5 MINUTES TO GO WE STARTED BELIEVING WE COULD STILL CREATE CHANCES AND THE GAME WAS END TO END WITH LYNX LOOKING FOR MORE GOALS.  WE MADE TWO GREAT CHANCES WITH CURRER'S CROSS WHIZZING PAST THE POST AND SARDEÑA JUST MISSING OUT AND THEN CURRER RATTLING THE POST LATE ON. WE GAVE A GREAT ACCOUNT OF OURSELVES VS THE CHAMPIONS FIGHTING FOR EVERY BALL, NOT GIVING LYNX TIME TO PLAY THEIR USUAL SILKY GAME, A PERFORMANCE TO BE PROUD OF FROM THE BASTION. 

GOAL SCORERS:- CURRER 
MOTM:- BALLESTER

IN WHAT WAS BILLED AS A SIX POINTER ZOCA CAME INTO THIS GAME WITH CONFIDENCE, AFTER A GOOD SHOWING VS HERCULES FC. HOWEVER THIS YOUNG EXUBERANT LIONS GIB FC HAD OTHER IDEAS. FROM THE GET GO THEY STARTED WITH SPEED AND VIGOUR IN THE MATCH, CREATING CHANCES AND SPACE. ZOCA STRUGGLED TO KEEP PACE AND BEFORE WE KNEW IT WE WERE 1-0 DOWN. THE LIONS PRESSURE CONTINUED AS WE STRUGGLED TO GET INTO A RYTHM, LIONS CAPITALISED ON OUR SLOW START AND MADE IT 2-0. 

IT TOOK THIS SUCKER PUNCH TO GET US GOING AND IMMEDIATELY WE REACTED AS LOMBARD FED CURRER TO MAKE IT TO 2-1. THE FIRST HALF CARRIED ON WITH LIONS DOMINATIMNG THE BALL AND CHANCES FOR BOTH SIDES AS THE HALF WAS ENDING ZOCA LOOKED TO GET THE EQUALISER, BUT AS THEY PUSHED FORWARD LIONS BROKE AND MADE IT 3-1 AS THE HALF ENDED. 

THE MANAGER READ THE RIOT ACT AND DEMANDED BETTER AND THE BOYS DELIVERED EARLY ON IN THE SECOND HALF, WE CAME OUT THE TRAPS AND REALLY PRESSURED THE LIONS TEAM. WE GOT OUR REWARD AND CURRER GOT HIS SECOND FROM A CORNER. ZOCA KEPT WILLING THE BALL FORWARD AND DESPITE A FEW SCARES ON OUR GOAL, ZOCA FOUND AN EQUALISER AS LINARES DROVE FORWARD PLAYED A ONE TWO WITH CHAPPORY AND SLOTTED HOME FOR 3-3. 

WE WERE BACK IN IT AND NOW LOOKING TO MAKE OUR MARK ON THIS MATCH, ZOCA LOOKED TO TAKE THE MOMENTUM AND FINALLY TAKE THE LEAD, BUT AGAIN WE WERE SLACKING AT THE BACK AS WE PRESSED FORWARD AND LIONS MADE IT 4-3. THIS ONLY SPURRED US ON AND WE CREATED A HOST OF CHANCES WHICH WERE SO CLOSE TO THE EQUALISER, INCLUDING A 6TH FOUL GAVE US A DIRECT FREE KICK, WHICH WAS SAVED BY THE LIONS KEEPER. AS WE THREW EVERYTHING FORWARD WE GAVE THE BALL AWAY CHEAPLY AND LIONS MADE IT 5-3. WE EVENTUALLY MADE ONE OF OUR DIRECT FREE KICKS COUNT FOR 5-4 AND WITH 40 SECONDS LEFT, HAD ONE LAST LONG BALL LEFT, WHICH CURRER FLICKED ONTO SARDEÑA, BUT HIS SHOT WENT HIGH AND WIDE. 

AN OPPORTUNITY LOST TO MOVE INTO MID TABLE, BUT A SLOW START COST US AND CREDIT DUE FOR LIONS GIB'S FAST AND STEELY DISPLAY WHICH WE NEVER GOT TO GRIPS WITH. 

GOALS SCORERS:- CURRER X 3, LINARES 
MOTM:- CURRER

LIONS FC 5 VS 4 ZOCA BASTION FC

HERCULES FC 3 VS 1 ZOCA BASTION FC

OUR MATCH VS HERCULES WAS ALWAYS GOING TO BE A NAIL BITING AFFAIR AND SO IT PROVED TO BE. WE CAME INTO IT LEVEL ON POINTS AND GOAL DIFFERENCE, BOTH SIDES STARTING SLOWLY IN A CAGEY OPENING 5 MINUTES. HERCULES DOMINATING THE BALL BUT ZOCA HOLDING FIRM. FINALLY CHANCES STARTED TO BE CREATED AND HERCULES BEGAN TO TEST MASCARENHAS WHO WAS PROVING STURDY IN GOAL. FIRST HALF GONE AND 0-0 WITH BOTH TEAMS DEFENDING RESOLUTELY. 

SECONG HALF SPRANG INTO LIFE WITH HERCULES PUSHING ZOCA BACK AND THEIR PIVOT MONTOVIO PUTTING REAL PRESSUR UP TOP, MASCARENHAS PULLING OFF A STRING OF CRUCIAL SAVES. BUT ZOCA IN TURN CAUGHT HERCULES ON VARIOUS COUNTERS AND WE TESTED THE HERCULES KEEPER, WHO SWEPT ALL BEFORE HIM IN HIS 'SWEEPER KEEPER' POSITION. 

WITH NOTHING BETWEEN THE TEAMS AND GAME AT 0-0 HERCULES HAD A MAN SENT OFF, AFTER A RASH TACKLE ON LOMBARD ON THE BREAKAWAY, HOWEVER WE WERE UNABLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE EXTRA MAN. WITH 3 MINUTES TO GO HERCULES FINALLY GOT THE BREAKTHROUGH AS ZOCA TIRED WITH LACK OF FRESH CHANGES AVAILABLE AND IT WAS 1-0. BUT THE ZOCA SPIRIT ROSE TO THE FORE AND FROM A WELL WORKED CORNER ROUTINE WE FOUND THE SHOT WHICH WAS PARRIED BY THEIR KEEPER AND THE RETURNING CURRER POKED IT HOME FOR THE EQUALISER. 








 

WE HAD THE EQUALISER, HOWEVER THE PHYSICAL STRAIN OF THE MATCH GOT THE BEST OF US AND HERCULES MANAGED TO GET TWO LATE GOALS. WE LOST WHAT WAS A TIGHT ENCOUNTER, PLAYED AGAINST TWO COMPETITIVE TEAMS, LOOKING TO ESTABLISH THEMSELVES IN THE PREMIER DIVISION. 

GOAL SCORERS:- CURRER 
MOTM:- MASCARENHAS

ZOCA BASTION FC 9 VS 1 EUROPA POINT FC

 ZOCA CAME INTO THIS MATCH WITH THEIR PRIDE HURT AFTER A DIFFICULT PREVIOUS MATCH VS MONS CALPE. A POSITIVE RESULT AND PERFORMANCE WERE NEEDED  AND WE GOT IT. IN A FIRST HALF WHERE WE STARTED SLOWLY, THE OPPOSITION SETTLED INTO THE GAME WELL AND RESTRICTED ZOCA'S CHANCES AND CREATED SOME OF THEIR OWN. HOWEVER SOON ENOUGH LINARES FOUND AN OPENING AND IT WAS 1-0. MINUTES LATER THOUGH EUROPA POINT SNATCHED AN EQUALISER, THE MATCH WAS NOT FLOWING WHICH SUITED EUROPA POINT. ZOCA HOWEVER PERSEVERED AND  LINARES AGAIN STRUCK WITH A MAGICAL DRIBBLE AND LOW RANGE SHOT NESTLING IN THE BOTTOM CORNER, HALF TIME AND 2-1 ZOCA BASTION 
 
ZOCA BASTION HAD A SLUGGISH FIRST HALF AND NEEDED TO RAMP UP THE INTENSITY, IN THE SECOND HALF AND WE CAME OUT OF THE TRAPS IMMEDIATELY, WITH LOMBARD PRESSING HIGH WINNING THE BALL BACK AND FIRING IN THE 3-1. SOON AFTER THE FLOOD GATES OPENED AND LOMBARD FOUND PAYAS, WHO SLOTTED HOME WITH PRECISION. ZOCA WERE NOW DICTATING THE PACE OF THE GAME WITH LITTLE RESISTANCE FROM EUROPA POINT. GUERRERO GOT IN ON THE ACT AFTER A GOOD COUNTER ATTACK, STARTED FROM MASCARENHAS, ONTO LOMBARD AND GUERRERO TAPPED IN. 
 
EUROPA POINT COULD NOT HANDLE THE ONSLAUGHT AND SARDEÑA MANAGED A BRACE AND LINARES BAGGED HIS HAT TRICK AFTER CONFUSION IN THE EUROPA POINT DEFENCE. EUROPA POINT HAD LOST THEIR HEADS AND RECEIVED A COUPLE OF RED CARDS FOR THEIR KEEPER AND A SUBSTITUTE, THE GAME WAS FINISHED BY A LEFT FOOT BLAST FROM BALLESTER AND 9-1 FOR THE BASTION, PERFECT RESPONSE AFTER THE PREVIOUS MATCHES DISAPPOINTMENT.          
 
GOAL SCORERS - LINARES X 3, SARDEÑA X 2, BALLESTER, LOMBARD, GUERRERO, PAYAS                                                    
MOTM - LOMBARD  / LINARES

MONS CALPE FC 10 VS 0 ZOCA BASTION FC

ZOCA'S THIRD GAME OF THE SEASON WAS AGAINST A STRONG MONS CALPE SIDE. WE SRATED WELL MOVING THE BALL WELL AND CREATED A FEW OPENINGS, BUT AFTER A FEW SILLY MISTAKES AT THE BACK WE GAVE AWAY A 2-0 LEAD. MONS WERE SHARP AND SLICK IN THE BALL MOVING US ABOUT THE PITCH. WE FOUND THE TEMPO OF THE GAME HARD TO HANDLE BUT WE STAYED IN IT. AT THE END OF THE HALF SOUSSI GOT INJURED AFTER GOING ITNO A TACKLE AND HAD TO WITHDRAW FROM THE GAME, THEY FIRED HOME A QUICK FIRE BRACE AT THE END OF THE HALF AND IT WAS 5-0 AT HALF TIME.
 
SECOND HALF AND WE SETTLED INTI THE MATCH WITH NEITYER TEAM CREATING MUCH, BUT AGAIN MONS SHOWED THEIR CLASS AND GOT A COUPLE MORE GOALS FOR 7-0 WE PUSHED HIGHER TO TRY AND GET SOME GOALS BACK AND DID FIND SOME OPENINGS BUT WE WERE GOAL SHY TODAY AND NOTHINGT WENT FOR US IN FRONT OF GOAL.
 
ALL IN ALL WAS A LEARNING EXPERIENCE AGAINST A QUALITY MONS SIDE AND WE REALISED WHAT THE LEVEL IS AT THE TOP OF THE LEAGUE AND HOW WE HAVE TO BE AT IT FOR THE WHOLE GAME OR SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES, 10-0 FINAL SCORE.                                                                     
MOTM - MASCARENHAS

ZOCA BASTION FC 5 VS 4 COLLEGE 1975 FC

ZOCA CAME INTO THE MATCH AFTER AN ENCOURAGING PERFORMANCE VS SOUTH UNITED, KNOWING COLLEGE 1975 WOULD BE STRONG OPPOSITION BUT ON A MORE LEVEL PLAYING FIELD. WE STARTED THE GAME ON FIRE, WITH CHAPPORY MARKING HIS DEBUT WITH A GOAL, AFTER A MISTAKE FROM THEIR KEEPER. THE HIGH PRESS WAS BEARING FRUIT. SHORTLY AFTER A VERY WELL WORKED TEAM GOAL, SAW LOMBARD FIRE HOME, THEN DANINO FROM A CORNER AND IT WAS NOW 3-0. THE PASS MASTER LINARES THEN GOT IN ON THE ACT AND FIRED A LEFT FOOT SHOT FOR 4-0. WE WERE ON TOP AND COLLEGE SHOWING LITTLE RESISTANCE. AS THE HALF DREW TO A CLOSE A ONE TOUCH LOB OVER THE ENTIRE COLLEGE DEFENCE FROM THEIR OLD BOY LINARES, SPLIT THEIR DEFENCE AND BALLESTER RAN IN TO MAKE IT 5 AT THE BREAK, WHAT A HALF FOR THE BASTION.
 
SECOND HALF GOT UNDER WAY AND COLLEGE STARTED WITH PURPOSE AND IMMEDIATELY GOT A GOAL BACK FOR 5-1. WE STATRED SLOW AND PAID FOR IT AS COLLEGE GOT ANOTHER FOR 5-2. WE GOT A HOLD OF THE GAME AND FOR A TEN MINUTE PERIOD IT WAS A CHESS GAME AS WE BOTH PROBED FOR THE ALL IMPORTANT NEXT GOAL. ZOCA FOUND A GOOD FEW COUNTERS AS COLLEGE PRESSED HIGHER UP, BUT WE COULDNT FINISH AND AFTER 32 MINS ON ANOTHER COUNTER ATTACK WE RATTLED THE POST, SHORTLY AFTER IT WAS 5-3, GAME HAD SWUNG IN COLLEGE'S FAVOUR NOW. 
 
WE WERE NOW UNDER PRESSURE AND DESPITE NUMEROUS COUNTERS WE NEVER TOOK ADVANTAGE AS COLLEGE WITH 4 MINUTES LEFT GOT THE 4TH AND IT WAS SQUEAKY BUM TIME. GAME WAS NAIL BITING NOW, A RASH TACKLE FROM COLLEGE STRIKER ON NAPOLI SAW A MELEE ENSUE AND CURRER SENT OFF AND TENSIONS WERE HIGH AS COLLEGE PUSHED FOR THE EQUALISER.  ZOCA HOWEVER HELD THEIR NERVE AND THE RESULT AND OUR FIRST 3 POINTS OF THE SEASON. A GAME OF TWO HALVES IS AN EXPRESSION THAT RIGHTLY DESCRIBES THIS END TO END ENCOUNTER.                                                                  
GOAL SCORERS:- CHAPPORY, LOMBARD, DANINO, LINARES , BALLESTER 
MOTM -  LOMBARD / CHAPPORY / NAPOLI 

ZOCA BASTION FC 3 VS 6 SOUTH UNITED

ZOCA'S FIRST GAME BACK FOR 2021 ENDED IN DEFEAT 6-3. WE CAME INTO THE GAME KNOWING THIS WOULD BE A PHYSICAL ALL ACTION ENCOUNTER AND IT PROVED TO BE. WE STARTED SLOW AND SOUTH TOOK A TWO GOAL LEAD EARLY ON, WE CAME INTO THE GAME AND STARTED GETTIMG MORE OF THE BALL AND CREATING OPENINGS BUT THERE KEEPER WAS IN INSPIRED FORM. FIRST HALF ENDED 3-0 TO SOUTH WHO SHOWED THEIR UNDOUBTED QUALITY.
 
SECOND HALF AND WE GOT A GOAL BACK STRAIGHT AWAY FROM A WELL WORKED CORNER ROUTINE WHICH LINARES FINISHED OFF FROM A SOUSSI CROSS. HOWEVER AS WE PUSHED FORWARD SOUTH WERE BECOMING DANGEROUS ON THE BREAK WITH MASCARENHAS MAKING A SERIES OF GREAT SAVES, WE HOWEVER WERE NOT TAKING OUR CHANCES AND AT 4-1 WE MISSED THE CHANCE TO REDUCE THE SCORELINE AND THEY GOT A QUICK FIRE BRACE TO MAKE IT 6-1.
 
WE KEPT FIGHTING AND CREATING CHANCES IN WHAT WAS AN END TO END AFFAIR AND WE GOT THE GAME BACK TO 6-3 WITH A ROCKET FREE KICK FROM SOUSSI AND A LATE HEADER FROM LINARES. A VALIANT EFFORT AGAINST TOUGH OPPOSITION.                                                                   
GOAL SCORERS:- LINARES X2, SOUSSI 
MOTM - LINARES / LOMBARD / SOUSSI

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