A glorious start to season saw Toto enter the arena that is Moseley college sports centre, with spirits high and confidence soaring. A little bit of fixtures live pre-match analysis en-route informed Spargo of the ones to watch and led us into battle more prepared (even if half the team got lost after missing the turning but shhhh).
The game opened with Spargo giving a motivational team talk about the rugby(?) then setting out with a defence of Emma, Spargo, Matt and Andy, supported by Joe, Faz, Elle and Greg in attack. Within minutes goals flew in, one from our very own joe but three from the opposition. We couldn’t fathom what was going on, so we took the party to them. Greg (myself) hadn’t yet scored for Toto, wanted to get his debut goal and got 2 in quick succession, taking us level at 3-3. That kickstarted many goals going back and forth for both teams. Joe getting another, Matt, Andy and Spargo also getting on the score sheet. Taking us into a halftime score of 9-7 to Toto, comfortably with a 2-goal lead.
An inspiring team talk at halftime from Spargo, as well as the bringing on of fresh legs took us into the second half with a skip in our step, Ant was brought on for Joe, Luca on for Andy and Paula on for Faz. The second half started slowly with not much between the sides. But soon goals started dropping, Greg started with a goal early on, then Ant also got on the scoresheet. Some excellent sexy korfing led Luca to completely befuddle the two boys on his end, leaving Matt open for a clinical drop-off. Brum weren’t giving up yet though. They managed to claw back goals with only one goal in it, 11-12 with 5 minutes to go! Emma gets a lovely blam against their experienced top scorer and then we turned to our captain, who doesn’t crumble under the pressure, securing a last-minute goal and a comfortable win for Toto, with the final score of 13-11.
To summarise, we smashed it. Everyone played really well and the team is really coming together and gelling nicely. We are 2nd in the table on goal difference and there’s no reason why Toto can’t win EMKA 1 at this rate! Nottingham Magic- you’re in our sights… Special mentions go to Emma, having their top scorer for the season in her pocket and not letting her score a single goal! Luca, as I already mentioned, some sexy movements confusing the opposition. Joe as well, always in great positions and getting a couple of nice goals. Scorers were:
- Greg 5
- Joe 2
- Matt 2
- Spargo 2
- Andy 1
- Ant 1