// Vegas Ronnie at the double //
SCC welcomed Latini to Dempsey Field for another tough fixture. Every game in this league is now difficult, so full credit to all the Cosmo managers for improving the quality of their teams each year. This can only be good for the Cosmo League.
The game started well for SCC where they were generally having good possession of the ball. The new better looking back four weren’t coming under any real danger in the opening 20 minutes. SCC soon took the lead after some good work from Rossco down the right, who cut the ball back to Liam who dispatched with confidence into the roof of the net. SCC 1-0 up and playing well before the Ronnie show started. Cruising at 1-0 up, Smollet tried to collect a slow high bouncing ball. Still thinking of Vegas from the previous weekend he fell over, lay on the field for what felt like 10 minutes, before just getting back on his feet to tip the ball over the bar. SCC breathed a sigh of relief, Ronnie started swearing at everyone and then SCC were soon 2-0 up. Ronnie launched a goal kick in anger which evaded the Latini back four for Dom to coolly lift the ball over the Latini GK. 2-0 SCC and firmly in control of the game. Latini then got a goal back before half time with a free kick that was missed by everyone before trickling into the far corner.
At the start of the second half SCC then made it 3-1. Rossco done well to beat his marker before driving the ball into the roof of the net. We thought the game was over but Smollet at other ideas. If the first half he was thinking about Vegas, the second half he was acting like he was still in Vegas. Collecting a back pass he then decided to do a step over come nutmeg on the Latini striker. It obviously didn’t work and the striker chipped the ball over his head to make it 3-2. SCC didn’t panic and finished the game off with a beautiful volley from Dom into the bottom corner.
MOM for SCC was Rossco, causing Latini numerous problems throughout the 90mins.
MOM for Latini goes to JT.