The Chiefs bye last week left them rusty for their first game of 2013 in a 4-0 loss to CPU, and nice guys that they are, they gave game-time to everyone on the 25-man roster, which left the likes of ‘Flyin’ Ryan Paul grounded for 30 minutes.
Former Pegasus’ players Marty August and company showed some sassy ball movement, though Howie Joe might have to dig out his coach’s whistle to fully restore them to their former youthful glory.
In the second half it was a ring of red as the Chiefs closed in to bombard CPU’s net. CPU got a pair from Eric ‘Rasputin’ Pinfold and singles from Matt Summers and veteran John Law whose 60-year football instinct guided him to the net like some woolly old warhorse finding his way home in a snowstorm.
Halfmoon Bay and Wolves played to a 2-2 tie, as faster-than-a-speeding-ambulance Jesse Morantz raced in to score, with another from Colin Bradley, while Ryan Daley put away his penalty for Wolves and Denni Jacob ‘D.J. Jazzy’ August pounded a 25-yarder into the mesh. He brings more sparkle to a midfield already with more razzle dazzle than a disco ball. August is reminded he’s expected to report to CPU training camp this Thursday.
With the Timothy brothers Leon ‘Lion of Sliammon’ and Charlie the Cheetah coming down from Powell River for the Wolves’ game against first-place CPU, expect some quality football this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at Hackett Park.
In women’s league action last Sunday, Sitas and Mayhem played to a scoreless draw. Great defence and goal-tending by both teams was reported.
Blazers put away eight goals in their 8-2 win over Fusion. Katie Bowan and Katherine Denham each scored once, while Astrid Bradbury and Ashley Taylor each scored two.