The Game of the Week comes from our 8v8 Co-ed league and features T-Birdz and Blacked Out.
Immediately you could see the skillfulness and competiveness from both sides, which always makes for a fun game to watch. Early on, neither team dominated possession, and there were back and forth individual battles all across the field.
Blacked Out opened up scoring midway through the first half. The forward coolly collected a bouncing ball into the box and put it away with ease. T-Birdz equalized minutes later when some nice passing around the top of the box led to a solid shot into the bottom corner of the net. Blacked out would take back the lead as their midfielder played a beautiful ball in to his forward who then created space for himself and hit it across his body into the far post’s side netting. Blacked Out would score once more to end the half up 3-1.
In the second half it would be T-Birdz who would score first off a great counter-attack starting with their goalie. After this goal, T-Birdz began to dominate and maintain possession in Blacked Out’s half of the field, connecting passes beautifully. However, with both keepers having amazing games, T-Birdz struggled to convert on their chances. With around 10 minutes left in the game, T-Birdz possession paid off as they found the back of the net to tie things up. Shortly after the tying goal, T-Birdz’ Vinny Nyguen took the ball up the field with a touch like Messi and ripped a shot off the outside of his foot and into the back of the net. With T-Birdz now up 4-3 with only a few minutes left, it was a tense ending as Blacked Out pushed to equalize. But in the end T-Birdz defense held strong to keep the lead.
After being down 3-1, the T-Birdz came back to win 4-3 in impressive fashion. The game was tense, full of talent, and an overall fun game to watch. We’re excited to see what the rest of our 8v8 league season has to offer.