Voodoo breaks Oranjie spell

Posted by Chris Golding on Oct 19 2003 at 05:00PM PDT
Big Bamboo Voodoo 2 Oranjie 0 (click for archive report) The Voodoos’ season got back on track with an excellent two-nil win against the Dutch. It was a much changed team to that which had faced the Germans a week earlier. There were some worries on the way to the game as the team found that regular keeper Chris Hughes was not available and his replacement had been called away at the last moment, leaving the team without an experienced keeper. There was much debate as to who should take the gloves with no one feeling confident. The discussion continued all the way to the pitch where manager Sean Capes finally decided that Ben Peters would take the responsibility. The keepers instruction “just don’t let them shoot” was followed (almost) to the letter as the Voodoo put in an excellent defensive display, closing down the Dutch midfield at every opportunity. The central defensive pairing of Mark Suchy and Chris Golding looked strong and solid. Quickly the Voodoos midfield was creating opportunities with Paul Simkiss and Mark Kilpatrick moving the ball around well. By halftime the Voodoo were two up with goals from both of their central midfielders Simkiss and Kilpatrick. Kilparticks goal came from an excellent deep cross from the tireless Rob Hughes and Simkiss took his chance well. There could have been more goals with both Suchy and Golding going close from headers. Despite some considerable pressure at the start of the second half the Voodoo kept the Dutch at bay to secure their second clean sheet of the season. They failed however to add to their goal tally despite a couple of good openings. After a couple of good performances (and one not so good) the Voodoo must now be looking to create some consistency to maintain or improve on their current league position of 4’th. Man of the Match - Paul Simkiss


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