Indoor futbol at King’s Sports Centre continued with some well-matched games throughout last Monday night, beginning with Zolfo Cooper taking on KPMG.
In a close-fought battle, Zolfo Cooper’s Niall Hanna and Kevin Guirey were outstanding with three goals each, and KPMG’s Adriaan Dednam notched up four, and Paul Ramsbottom had three.
With the score tied and only seconds remaining, Zolfo Cooper eked out the win 6-5.
“Iain Gow popping up with the last-minute winner and the excellent performance of Jeremy Snead at the back and our keeper got us the result we needed,” said Guirey.
Deloitte continued their winning streak against Aon United during a high-intensity game, with the score tied until a minute remained. Deloitte’s newly acquired goalkeeper Patrick Diaz was superb, continually thwarting the Aon forwards, as well as stopping a penalty shot.
“We have our goalkeeper to thank as Aon are a very strong team,” said Deloitte’s Dan Lowry. “If it wasn’t for him, they would have been out of sight in the first half.”
Aon’s goalkeeper Ryan Ebanks was also solid in keeping Deloitte at bay until Forde Pierson scored with 57 seconds remaining.
Kris Pearson sealed the win with 13 seconds left on the clock through an empty net goal following a last-minute Aon effort looking to claim a point left Ryan Ebanks stranded in the Deloitte half.
“Somehow we found a way and made it happen,” said Deloitte’s Jeff Geise, putting his side second in the standings with a 5-3 win.
PwC, struggling of late, took on the consistently effective KPMG Titans. Looking for their first win of the season, PwC started well and attacked throughout the match.
“The work-rate was great. We chased the ball down and tracked back well,” said PwC’s Stephen Wilson.
“A number of new faces in the team are starting to settle in well, and our performances have improved as a result.”
There was a great debut by Killian Everard with four goals and an assist. PwC beat the Titans 10-8.
Wednesday night’s series began with Kinetic Partners Asset Management taking on Ernst & Young. KPAM, with 21 goals in their last two games, are reaping the rewards from their top three strikers, putting them in fourth place on goal difference.
KPAM opened the scoring early through Dan Bryer, assisted by Ceasar Forbes. KPAM’s Darrin Forbes completed the deadly trio, who notched up 19 points in goals and assists among them, toppling Ernst &Young 11-5.
“We’re very pleased with the win against an opposition who made us work hard for it,” said Bryer. “Everyone put in a great effort and the solid defense combined with quick counter-attacking enabled us to get the result we wanted.”
Ernst & Young’s goalie Alex Freiburghaus played well, stopping 14 shots on goal.
Top-placed Dominion Devils played Digicel in the second game of the night, with Dominion keeping their perfect record. Dominion’s Rolly Bodden smacked in four goals, including an outstanding strike from distance into the top corner. Digicel attacked throughout but came up against keeper Leigh Hipkins, who stopped 21 of 22 chances, but they weren’t deterred.
“I think that Digicel played some very dynamic football. Unfortunately, they came up against us on what I think was our best team performance to date,” said Dominion’s Mark Schofild, “Leigh had another great game for us in goal that kept Digicel frustrated. You have to respect their effort. They never gave up.”
Dominion play second-place Deloitte on Wednesday, following their 14-1 win.
Peppers Steakhouse took on the DMS Devils with the Devils’ Richard Reading notching seven goals, and Sergio Miccuci had four assists for a 12-4 Devils win.
“They’re a very good team playing simple one-touch football and obviously played some time together,” said Peppers’ Ben Bates. “We have the talent, but with a group of new lads, we just need to get better organized.”
Peppers’ Matt Day was rewarded by his quick counter-attacks with two goals and an assist, and Lamar Williams contributed also.
Five-a side futbol continues Monday.