The second game in the Penang Floorball League was the key to FireAnts in trying to secure a medal. Knowing the strength of the teams in the league, it was important that the FireAnts win this one. The game between FireAnts and Innebandy has always been interesting as both teams are very similar in many ways. Thus it was important to go into the game fighting and sticking to a strategy.
The game started off rather well with both teams having equal chances but it was FireAnts who made their first defensive error which resulted in a goal against us. We fought on to equalise and it was a very tight first period as both teams drew 2-2 at the end of the period.
The second period started strong for the FireAnts with a goal coming within the first 10 seconds from the whistle. Innebandy equalised a couple of minutes later and the intensity of the game picked up tremendously after that. A controversial penalty was given against us, and things were downhill after that. Players began to loose focus and the strategy was falling apart. In the last 2 minutes of the game FireAnts practically gave 2 goals to Innebandy due to very silly defensive errors. End game 6-3 to Innebandy.
A sad day for FireAnts. Lessons on focus and mental strength need to be learnt as we saw it dropand crumble in the last two games with affected the results. Check out what others have to say in Borak Borak. Just click here.
3 more games to go and if FireAnts want to see anything from this year's league we will have to definately improve in the area of mental strength and teamwork. There is however, still a mathematical possibility of retaining the championship. We just need a miracle. ;)