Unfortunately the day didn’t start well for Norsemen with travel problems on the train lines and a no show ensuring that only 9 people warmed up prior to 11 people making KO. It got worse after 10mins when Norsemen lost Marco for the match with a knee injury.
Garchonians started strong and put Norsemen under immediate pressure. Wave after wave was thwarted before Norsemen got any semblance of possession. It was probably a good 20 minutes before Norsemen really settled into the match and began going blow for blow with their opposition, the best chances coming once again from getting in behind on the wings and whipping in crosses. However after a tensely fought half Norsemen were perhaps the happier being nil all at the half.
The second half didn't start well with Norsemen conceding possession in midfield and conceding the lead from the ensuing break. It was a sloppy goal to concede and heads were in danger of dropping after the first half’s good work was all but undone.
That didn’t happen and it was Norsemen who after holding their own for the second half were pressing for the equalizer late in the match. The last 15 mins was played 3 4 3 and showed the type of spirit and play that totally belies Norsemen’s current table position.
Unfortunately it wasn’t enough to take points from this match as Garchonians held on for all 3 points but heading into the new year Norsemen must begin to have the belief they can get results from this league to pull themselves out of trouble.