Very early kickoff and the silence weekend in place, paved the way for
a slightly surreal environment.
Playing our away formation of 3-3-2 phantoms started off solid, but
both teams were incredibly cautious. CPR Hawks star player
surprisingly played centre back, but with the silence it was not
possible to change players around. Phantoms had good possession but
Hawks looked dangerous through the middle due to their clever striker.
RE pulling off a very good save at the feet of the striker.
Second half was a complete change. Phantoms had possession in
midfield and territory, with Hawks threatening on the occasional
counter only. So much possession for phantoms, , a few good shots,
open goal, 2 goal-mouth scrambles, hit the post, great saves, a 1 on 1
etc. Still nil nil.. Eventually a great run by HD down the right
wing to play the ball across for phantoms to scramble a goal. With a
few minutes left Hawks equalised on the counter to make it 1-1. We
still had chances to win it, including a very good penalty claim as
with EH seemingly wiped out in the 6 yard box. Final score
1-1. Great performance disappointing result.
Motm was OK for looking so composed on the ball.