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Wilhelmus miss out in crucial match
We're well into the run in for the end of season title challenge and Wilhelmus 1st team faced a tough home game against a young HBSS from Scheidam. 3 points here and promotion was still a real possibility. Anything less and it's going to be a struggle to make it into the higher league.
The 2nd team have endured a torrid time this season but have been showing improvement recently as co-managers, Tristan Dehaan and Ian Taylor have been
working hard to bring the team up to the necessary level. On Saturday they got their reward with a fine 2-0 win against GHC who are 6 places higher in the league.
The 5th team are becoming a really difficult proposition for the other teams and continued their recent good form with a comfortable 5-0 win against DSO. Nuno Goncalves bagged 2 of the goals and credit must go to the defence for e well-deserved clean sheet.
Wilhelmus 1 dominated the first half with chance after chance going begging. HBSS were good on the ball, but posed little threat for almost the whole half, before grabbing the lead with a freakish goal by their dangerous centre forward. That's football! Gillen, Janbroers, Sanderson and Craven all went close for the Voorburgers, but the ball just wouldn't go in. Right on the stroke of half time the ball fell to Captain Scott McRae 3 metres out, only to be thwarted by a wonder save by the HBSS keeper.
The second half continued in the same vein with Wilhelmus pressing harder and harder. Again, chances came and went, then the turning point of the match came when HBSS broke forward and their winger found himself one on one with Rezaei. Unfortunately for the Wilhelmus player the referee ruled a foul was committed and showed him the red card straight away. Down to 10 men and Wilhelmus continued to dominate, but the extra man eventually made the difference as HBSS bagged the winner.
A difficult day all round, but a play-off place is still a possibility as long as Wilhelmus win all of their remaining 5 games.
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By Phil Loughton
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