The Derby League Fall session has finally kicked-off and some great games were had last friday. This session has 6 teams with both new and returning teams from the inaugural Summer session. Returning teams include Central FC, Drew Street Elite and Wellington Cup Champs: East Side Rovers. The Summer champs (Halton North End) had to unfortunately pass on the Fall and Winter sessions but will be back in full force in Summer of 2012. New teams include Galt FC, Tri-City Blues and the County Wanderers.
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The first game of the night were newcomers Galt FC v Tri-City Blues. It was an even match as the Blues controlled a lot of the game with short, concise passing, followed with some deadly strikes. However, Galt FC had some great pace and was saved a few times by Captain, Goalkeeper and Drew Street Elite Alumni Josh Wood resulting in a 3-1 victory for GFC.
The second game of the evening was Central United FC v County Wanderers and was another cracker of a game. It was a tight game until the very end where Central gave up 2 tough goals resulting in a 4-2 win for new guys County Wanderers. Wanderers Captain Dennis Bochkov made an impressive debut tallying 2 of the Wanderers 4 goals.
Finally the last game of the night saw a repeat of the Wellington Cup Semi-final and had Drew Street Elite face off against the East Side Rovers. Drew Street was clearly out for revenge and jumped ahead with 2 early goals, including a well-timed header from striker Paul Barros. The first half also saw a game changing diving save from DSE keeper Cory Pitcher and continuous pressure from the Rovers. An early second-half goal from the Rovers made it 2-1, before Drew Street widened the gap to 3-1 shortly after. Continuous bombardment from the Rovers saw them get within one with an unlucky deflection with a minute to go, but unfortunately it was too little too late and Drew Street held on for a 3-2 victory.
All-in-all it was a great first week with lots of exciting games, which is setting the foundation for what is surely to be a great sophomore season for Derby League Soccer Club!