A tale of two halves
Vikings 1-2 GSAS
This was a real Jekyll & Hyde performance by the Vikings, our opponents completely dominated the first 45 min of the game and were deservedly up 2-0 at the half time break courtesy of a penalty and a well taken free kick. Our German and Swiss counterparts bossed the midfield and looked a threat whenever they pressed forward, Vikings were restricted to a number of humble chances that came to very little. The baking heat played it's part as the first half came to a close. Stiff words were spoken and a revisiting of what it meant to be a Viking were uttered, this seemed to stoke the fire and a much different team turned out for the second period. Within moments of the restart it was clear to see that the men in red would not go down without a fight. Vikings won a number of set pieces and it was only a matter of time before Henrik would get on the end of one, he duly responded with a thumping header from a pinpoint Jonas corner to reduce the deficit. Vikings were in the ascendancy and continued to commit a number of men forward in search of the equaliser, knowing full well that the precision passing of their opponent might open them up at any time.The attacks swayed backwards and forwards and a fine save by GSAS keeper in the final minutes of the game denied Vikings the draw. On reflection GSAS deserved their win but Vikings can take heart from an extremely spirited second half performance. Thank you to the referee and his assistants for officiating and to GSAS for the challenging but fair game - we wish them well for the season and look forward to meeting them again later in the campaign.