Crown finished up the regular season portion of the Spring season with a pair of very vital games as they took on the two teams just below them in the standings who were fighting for the two spots in the Playoff Championship. There were a lot of possible permutations of how things could play out but needless to say Crown would know specifically what they had to do once the first result was known. Would they choke? Or would they come through? Here are the recaps.
Crown v TNFC:
Crown began the game very well and scored a pair of tic-tac-toe goals in the opening moments of the first half with Mark and Tim polishing off the nice team moves. And there was more from Crown to come as Simon took a pass from Shawn and finished in the corner to make it 3-0 (with his visiting Pops watching, bonus 👍). Rob was then the next on the board as he tried to make amends for last week by scoring a nice solo effort and Crown held a commanding 4-0 lead at halftime. But the saying goes, ‘It was a tale of two halves’ as TNFC clawed their way back with a pair of goals as Crown were guilty of some sloppy play all over the field. Mark (2) eased the pressure to make it 5-2 but TNFC had Crown pinned in their defensive zone for much of the remainder of the second half. But they were not able to capitalize on their opportunities and when Mark (3) scored late Crown took the important victory which took them to the verge of a spot in the Championship with a game left to play. It was not pretty in that second half and the final score flattered Crown a little but the job was done regardless.