Teddington Tigers v. Ascot Aces
Tension was high at St Mary's as the team returned from a week off, courtesy of a blank cup week. Ascot Aces had visited in September and left with a 5-2 victory.
The game started with flurry of goals. Lucas snaked his way past four defenders and slotted home. A long shot eluded Heverin for the equaliser and then Chakraborti put the Tigers in the lead with a driven shot apparently 'learnt from FIFA'. 2-1 after 5 minutes. The game settled down and approaching half time the Tigers conceded a penalty. This was hit obligingly in Heverin's mid-rift. Before half time Sant struck a sweet half volley home from 15 yards. 3-1 half time.
Tigers exerted more control after half time. Lucas struck again for 4-1, and Ascot pulled one back. Lucas completed his hat-trick and the Tigers were 5-2 up. A few changes were made and Ascot tried their luck with some long range shooting. Some went for throw ins, but a couple of true strikes pulled it back to 5-4. Ascot and a few spectators seemed assured the comeback was on. Tigers remained calm and took advantage as the spaces opened up. A sweeping move ended up with Richmann slotting home by the post.
The whistle blew and Tigers had earned a good victory in a close match. Solidity in backline of Folley, Wyatt, Buyukberber and Nunn/Chakraborti was again a key asset to build on.
MOM : Lucas
Goals : Lucas x 3, Chakraborti, Sant, Richmann