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Our first CUP game in this League drew us against Selly Oak Methodist from Division 2. We were thinking about this game all the time and checking Selly Oak Methodists scores every week. Our morale went down a lot after losing the game with Living Hope Church the week before and we wanted to fight back and pick ourselves up.

We started a game with a lot of courage and we put a pressure on Selly Oak. The first chance to score the goal came from first corner kick. The ball went low into the 6 yard box and the shot was made,  Selly Oak cleared the ball from line.
We had a couple of more brilliant chances that did not see back net..
We lost a goal after good team work from Selly Oak and a great finish 1:0
We lost a bit of spirit and started to keep us in our own half. Their defense set their line high and we couldn’t do much about it.
Selly Oak were pushing more and more and we were making mistakes with one of the mistakes finishing with a goal from a free kick 35 yard away on left side. They were looking like delivering to their strikers but the ball went straight in to left bottom corner and we got 2:0. First half finished.

At Half Time we made one change in the middle, we try to encourage players to fight back as we have nothing to loss.

We started the 2nd half with a good spirit and we started to play better and better while Selly Oak were losing their grip of the control. As we came back into the game we pushed in from the right side and there was great delivery by Kuba that passed only inch from Roberts head but at the far post Dawid was waiting and he finished this chance off. 2:1, Game On. From that moment we knew there was a chance for extra time so we try more and more and that paid off 10 min before the end when Selly Oak cleared a delivery from the box but the ball landed only just 16yard away from goal and Szymon was there to make a shot that hit the post and went in 2:2. 8 min left to the end and we wanted to score more and a couple minutes later Szymon ran between the defence and received a great delivery from the right side and there was nothing else to do just to finish with goal. Great finish for our player of the game. 3:2 to us.
Just a minute later and a similar chance fell to us and Patryk ran on and scored our 4th goal and finish the game off 4:2 to us..
We delivered a great 2nd half performance and that will give us confidence in the next round of the League Cup.
I hope we play more like this next week as we have a game with the leaders of Division 3!

More picture from game u can find on our home page:
http://saintmichaels.manifo.com/galeria-zdjecia-fotki

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