/Hard Fought Victory/
Any manager worth his salt realizes that you just train specific to what you may face in a game situation. To the horror of most of the SCC players at training on Tuesday night there was no ball in sight, not even a cone but only a massive 200m hill which we ran up for 2 hours. This prehistoric method of coaching seemed to work however with another win to SCC.
SCC went into this game against Aioli understanding how difficult the game was going to be after two very tough league encounters the previous year. However with a strong squad to pick from again, we were confident on taking the 3 points. The game started with both teams being very organized and keeping good possession of the ball. A couple of chances from SCC in the first half with Tyler hitting the post after good work down the left, and Mikey hitting the bar with a shot/cross. 0-0 at half time and everything to play for.
The second half started opening up a little further but both teams still be very compact. The opening goal came as Hutcheon managed to make the keeper work who could only parry out to the onrushing Duric to make no mistake for his first goal for SCC. With 386 professional football goals, and 24 International goals I am sure this goal against Aioli means the most to him. SCC continued to make more goal scoring opportunities with Duric testing the keeper on a couple of occasions, and Hulen shaving the top of the bar with a great volley. Aioli also had a few half chances in the second half and with a bit of luck could have added to the score sheet.
2-0 to SCC the final score line was probably just about deserved against a good Aioli team. We wish Martin a speedy recover after a horrible looking hand injury which we may see him out of action for a considerable time.
Mom for SCC was Anthony for making a big impact on our team during a tough game.
Mom for Aioli was the keeper with a string of good saves.