Thursday, 30 January 2014

Photography: Birmingham 3-2 Leeds Met

Wet conditions made for an entertaining encounter with goals flying in at both ends. Birmingham opened the scoring when no. 8 broke down the right wing and rifled the ball across, ricocheting off 11's knee and, somehow, finding its way past Leeds' goalkeeper - who rather pathetically flapped at the ball. 11 was in again soon after, another ricochet taking the ball past the keeper and, just, managing to beat the defender to poke the ball over the line, however it was rightly ruled out for offside.

Leeds didn't lie down, however. A beautifully flighted corner landed on the head of the attacker, who directed the ball to the keeper's left to level.  Birmingham kept control of the game, and pressed on. A couple of shots from outside the box, one just missing the bottom corner, kept the pressure on the visitors. Just before half-time, though, a shot from 20 yards riggled under the home keeper to give them the lead against the run of play.

Birmingham regrouped at half-time, and it didn't take long before they themselves managed to peg the scoreline back. 11 once again managed to get the wrong-side of the defence, and the goalkeeper was once again at fault as she clipped the heels of the attacker as she was pushed wide. The resulting penalty rocketed to the keeper's right, whose half-hearted attempt to stop it saw her go the wrong way anyway.

The game looked to be heading toward a draw as time ticked away before another ricochet seemed to take the ball in slow motion past the Leeds goalkeeper and into the net. Cue mad celebrations. The remaining few minutes saw the ball well kept in the corner as Leeds could find no way to get out of their own half. A good result, and a good performance!

P.S. I got a little bored during the C/C++ lecture so I decided to give it a little write up and everything...

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