Crown (Spring 2018) Game 7/8 Recap

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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. read more

Crown (Spring 2018) Game 5/6 Recap

Two more games to get you caught up on before we enter the home stretch of the season, 2nd Division has been fun and competitive and as you can see from the stats much more balanced with everyone getting involved. We are not ruling out returning to BlueSky but Southlake Stampede will still be our next destination. Ok, right to it then.

Crown v Red Condors:

There were a few core players missing for this one as Captain Keller, Mark and Eddie were unavailable so Josh returned as a sub along with PJ and Chris in net. The Condors began the game down a player so Crown went on the attack early with the man advantage knowing it could be short lived. Tim and Micah opened up a 2-0 lead as they set each other up, before Simon upped it to 3-0 with a fortuitous block of a keeper’s clearance that went straight into the net…totally meant that I mean. The Condors had a few more players arrive and grabbed a goal back to make it 3-1 as their goalie made a rush and roofed one…huh? But Crown were undeterred as the game progressed scoring repeatedly, and while the final outcome was not in question in the waning moments, the POTG sure was as 4 players were sitting on a pair of goals, Tim, Josh, Micah and, drumroll………………..Keith! In the last minute Simon was in alone on the keeper and many thoughts flashed through his mind, including if he scored then there would five players tied and how would the POTG be decided? So he unselfishly faked and dropped a sitter for Tim to complete his hat trick, and we all know what that means. Oh, and Crown prevailed 10-3 btw. read more