[10 Nov 2001]
SaintsFC 4 (2) vs Flashers X 2 (2)
Hat trick Hero Cris answers his critics!
SFC came from a goal down to win the match 4-2 as red hot stricker Cris banged in 3 fabulous goals to silence his critics.
The game started cautiously as both teams stroked the ball around looking for each other's weakness.
A through ball from midfield was latched onto by the speedy Cris and he slotted the ball into the net for the first goal. The goal delighted stand in manager Lester, who sidelined by knee injury at this very ground vowed to make a come back in time for the World Cup on SCV.
But a lapse in concentration allowed the older Flashers team to score two quick goals in succession.
That spurred the Saints into action, who hit back with 1 goal from Colin before Cris completed his hat trick late in the game.
The Saints had a scare late in the game when central defender Eugene limped off after straining his knee, and with fellow centre back Soon just recovering from hamstring injury, the team had to defend whole heartedly towards the final whistle.
SFC's injury woes continue with the latest casualty Eugene joining a long list of sick and limping players:
1) Eugene - knee
2) Soon - hamstring
3) Luke - back
4) Oliver - wayward toe
5) Nelson - RT !!
6) Andrew - ankle
7) Lester - knee
8) spoiler! - heel