In one of the most anticipated matches on the day, 2nd place VaHi ATLetic FC faced 1st place and defending league champions Majestic Soccer Club. VaHi secured victory on the day by coming from a goal behind to score 2 second half goals, from Sean Howe and Javier Pace, to contribute to victory in this high paced and exciting match.
Both sides did not disappoint to provide the necessary entertainment on a chilly, cloudy day! The match started as one might anticipate from these 2 skillful and attacking sides as both worked hard to get forward which made the early going high paced and end to end.
Majestic had the edge in possession and the better chances early but VaHi had their own dangerous share of possession and good chances on goal and the game looked to be up for the taking either way. Late in the first half, it was Majestic that got the advantage.
After VaHi lost possession in the Majestic half, a quick Majestic counter saw an excellent through pass to Cam Moseley and he made no mistake as he slotted low and beyond the reach of Bradley Bugg in the VaHi goal to put Majestic up 1-0 which held going into the halftime break.
The second half started much the same as the first half ended but VaHi got a break early in the half when the referee adjudged a foul in the box and awarded a penalty. Sean Howe stepped up and buried the shot for the equalizer effectively creating a brand new game.
From this point both sides had chances but none found the mark till very late in the match when VaHi had a chance off a throw in. VaHi goalscorer from earlier, Howe, provided the long throw which Javier Pace was first to pounce on.
Pace’s first shot was saved by the Majestic keeper but Pace was able to follow up rebound with a second to power in from within the 6 yard box to put VaHi ahead very late in the match at 2-1.
From there it was all hands on deck and Majestic piled on the pressure late on, even having their keeper come up for a corner and free kick but VaHi was to hold on for victory and a vital 3 points on the day to put them in 1st place in this tight ADASL D1 championship race!