Copa Acadiana 2010 Dec 5, 2010 13:10:43 GMT -6
Post by nhsboys on Dec 5, 2010 13:10:43 GMT -6
Tough to swallow game getting called 5min early....supposed to play 30s, and although two cards issued, ref ended right on 25, right before corner taken by Bolton. Bolton had better of the play and was pressing till the end, but made two mistakes and paid for it-both great finishes for Neville.
I think the readers of this board need a second opinion on the Neville/Bolton semifinal game. Of course, I am biased towards Neville, and Pokle is biased towards Bolton, but I have to respectfully disagree that Bolton had the better of the play. The possession and play was easily even, if not in Neville's favor.
Neville also was missing 2 starters. One who didn't play at all in the tournament due to injury, and the other was our captain and starting CMF who was injured in the last group game against Morgan City.
Neville had 9 shots in the first half, Bolton had 5. Unfortunately I have misplaced my shot stats from the second half, but as I recall, they were comparable to the first. Also, let's remember that Bolton's goal was off of a penalty kick.
I am not going to say anything further about this. I will leave it up to a neutral spectator to give their opinion. However, I will say congrats to Bolton on a very well played tournament. I have been keeping up with y'all ever since your victory over Ruston, our biggest district rival, and I will continue to follow and pull for the Bears.
What I will agree with Pokle on is the fact that we did play 25 minute halves and that was a surprise to me, too. Semifinal and final games were supposed to be 30 minutes. I can't believe the ref didn't allow that corner at the end of the game. Bolton got jipped there.
Also, I'd like to thank Chad and all the people involved in putting on this fantastic tournament. All of the players, coaches, and parents really appreciate all of the hard work, and no doubt the pressure that you all have in putting this together.