April 13th 2017
by Gordon Weidle
For those of you wondering what happened to the McIntosh write up. My grade one English teacher told me never to write angry, before spring break or a kinda pink moon. Feeling a sense of obligation and responsibility however I wrote it anyway in invisible ink. Onward to Whitewater in a key regional game that needed to be won. Good to see the bucket brigade back and modifying the beat to a more subdued tone. I was extremely worried they were going to get tossed for a third straight game which makes managing their future appearances more challenging. Our guys came out with a sense of urgency and had their first decent chance 6 minutes in when a ball from Patrick to Sam was nearly converted. It was obvious that this was not the same Senior laden Whitewater squad from last year. Our midfield had acres of space. John Roberts, Leo Bueno and Ryan Shanahan pushed the ball around with very minimal pressure. Always good to control the ball and have the other team chase but you need to convert chances when created. Good to see some experimentation in the line-up with Patrick and Jonathan switching wings. This translates to a tendency to turn inside on a defender in the box to utilize the power foot. With our inability to score Whitewater hung around however and converted on a corner in the 39th minute. Desperation time to get the equalizer had officially commenced. Whitewater scored its second goal just after half time in the 44th minute. Good thing it was over the defensive goal line. This goal was aided by a nice side line run from Jonathan Ulversoy who crossed the ball with enough hot sauce where in a move of self -preservation it went in off the defender’s head into his net. 1-1. SM continued to press but the ball was not going in despite the constant pressure and a number of good chances. Then in the 74th minute a shot appeared from Heaven. Leo Bueno launched an inter galactic missile from about 35 yards out that found top corner for the lead. It was a goal that would have made the highlights in the Premiership. Leo acknowledged the divine intervention by looking skyward. The guys got it done again with a key regional win. Bring on Senior night and Morrow.