Vikings stumble against resistant Pickled Liver
Vikings faced Pickled Liver in the hunt for a seventh straight win. Based on the league table and the last encounter between the two teams Vikings were the favorites in what turned out to be a difficult match.
Vikings started out in their preferred 4-4-2 formation with Michael in goal, Breitner back to pair up with Richard in central defense and Stein and Jannik on right and left back. Chris and Martin played central midfield with Bjerner and Keld on the wings and up front were Claus and Udon. Coach Mofok, Travis and Tim started as subs.
Vikings controlled things from the beginning but could not produce any clear chances. On the other hand PL didn’t even have a shot on target during the first half so the score was 0-0 when the teams went for the break.
In second half PC were able to put some more pressure on the Vikings. This had a lot to do with the 8 subs PL had brought for the game. Still there was a shortage of goal opportunities in both ends and the best chance to break the deadlock fell to Udon whose goal was disallowed due to offside. PL was dangerous on corner kicks and at one point they got close after the ball bounced around inside the Vikings penalty box.
With only 5 minutes left Coach Mofok forced the Pl defense to commit a free kick close to the penalty area. Martin struck the ball and after it took a deflection in the wall there was no chance for the keeper, 1-0. The Vikings players were ecstatic and perhaps lost a bit of focus since PL was allowed to equalize just after the kick off… One explanation was that the Vikings defense thought a ball boy was chasing a ball coming off from one of the other fields and realized too late that the ball boy was actually wearing a PL shirt! Anyway with only a couple of minutes left the score was tied and before the referees final whistle PL managed to get close one more time but Michael saved.
All in all not the best result but credit to a hard working PL side and in the end the 1-1 result was fair enough.