were now past the halfway point in Group A as
we entered Round 5. We had 5th versus 6th on Pitch
A as Giggs Boson FC entertained Mavericks. The
two teams currently occupied the Trophy qualification
places (the third tier knock-out competition).
A win here would push them up into the Plate places
and still offer hope of Cup qualification particularly
for Giggs Boson FC as they had 6 points to Mavericks
3 at this stage.
Boson FC had started the day off well with two
wins but had since slipped to two defeats. We
often talk about momentum in these tournaments
and it's usually forward momentum regarding teams
getting on a run of victories. Backwards momentum
can be equally powerful and once on a bad run
it can be difficult to arrest the slide particularly
if heads drop. Giggs Boson needed to stop the
looked to get off to the ideal start when Matt
Hosier scored his second of the tournament to
give his team the lead. Mavericks pulled it back
level at 1-1 when Mark Adamson scored his second
of the tournament. Adamson and Mavericks then
turned the game on its head as his second of the
game put Mavericks ahead.
Russell scored twice in Mavericks victory over
Real Sosobad and he scored his third of the day
to help seal his team's second victory in Group
A. Final score, 3-1. Mavericks moved level on
points with Giggs Boson as the teams remained
in 5th and 6th place.