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GAS VS. SIAM CELTIC 11TH MARCH

After successfully progressing from the group stage GAS were drawn to face familiar foes Siam Celtic in the Cup QF on a sweltering Sunday afternoon at Patana School.

 

Preparations weren’t ideal as GAS just about managed to put a squad together but were carrying a few injured players as a result. The game couldn’t have started better however as without a Celtic player even touching the ball GAS went 1-0 up after some neat play at the back and through midfield led to Carlos having the ball on the right wing and slipping it through to John in the box who had time to turn and ‘place’ a left footed shot which the Celtic keeper couldn’t keep out and the ball rolled into the right hand side of the net, the perfect start.

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CUP – GAS vs Pattaya City FC, 10th Feb

GAS returned to action after having the weekend off the previous week with a game against a familiar opponent of late in the form of Pattaya City, unfortunately (for some) in territory closer to home on this occasion.

Despite good recent result against the fishing village boys and a much-changed side for the Saturday kick off, complacency was not an option and after the draw in the first game it was imperative to get a result this time out.

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GAS VS. PATTAYA CITY 20TH JAN

GAS made the ever eventful trip up to Pattaya on a sunny Saturday morning (for most) to return to the scene of one of their most enjoyable wins this season against Planet, with Pattaya City the opponents on this occasion. After watching the opponents from the week before get dismantled by their likely challengers, Planet, the boys knew a win was all that mattered and maintaining the gap at the top of the table.

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GAS vs. The Drunken Leprechaun – 9th Dec

Saturday afternoon brought the curtain down on a fine year for GAS with a highly impressive record of 20 wins from 26 games, including 108 goals scored! Despite struggling to pull together the numbers for the game, all involved were keen to ensure the year ended on a high and to savour the evenings festivities with a win!

It was another extremely hot afternoon but GAS started on the front foot and could have been a number of goals up in the first 10 minutes but for some better finishing and surprisingly against the run of play their opponents for the day took an early lead as their prolific forward burst through the middle and sliding the ball into the bottom corner past goalkeeper for the day Gerd. The boys in gold were shell-shocked, but, knowing that they were controlling the game heads did not go down and it was a question of when, and not if, they would get the breakthrough. However, it was the dangerman from Drunken Leprechaun, who was anything but a drunken leprechaun, who got the next goal. Similar to his first, using his pace to break through and make it 2-0. It was a massive setback for GAS who had continued to create the better chances but they hit back immediately as the confused Frenchman Yan, took a throw-in in his stride and waltzed through the defence before bending one in the bottom corner, game on!

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GAS vs. Red Star – 2 Dec 2017

It was an unusually early start for GAS on Saturday as they prepared to take on French opposition (mostly) again in the form of Red Star with most players arriving before the morning was out, unlike our opponents.

After such a comfortable victory last week the message was clear and more of the same was expected from the boys. GAS got off to a pretty good start and creating some good early chances, most notably a lovely flowing move ending with Julian curling a peach off the top of the bar. With the opposition rarely threatening the GAS back line the forwards continued to press forward and got the lead their early dominance deserved as danger man Julian drove forward down the left hand side and cooly lifted the ball over the keeper into the bottom right hand corner of the net. However, in applying the finish the left winger immediately pulled up and signaled to the bench that he was in trouble and all hope it’s nothing serious.

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GAS vs Les Gaulois 25th Nov

 

GAS came into this game on a 3 match winning streak having scored 14 goals in the last 3 games. Confidence was high and you could see that in the players’ mannerisms. 

It soon became evident that something was wrong though. Les Gaulois were nowhere to be seen. Not even one player had turned up so contact with the Les Gaulois coach revealed the opposition thought kickoff time was 4pm, not 2:30pm as scheduled. 

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GAS vs Sportsman – 11th November 2017

 

 

After the encouraging draw in midweek against the African Warriors, where the boys were unlucky not to take home all 3 points, it was crucial that the team got back to winning ways against an opponent who secured the 3 points with a last minute winner at the beginning of last season.

With a new 3-5-2 system in play, the onus was on the wide players, Phillip and John to provide support to the attacking players and keep their discipline defensively. Much like the game last weekend GAS got off to the perfect start with an early goal that they play so far had deserved. After winning the ball back in defence it was played out with to John to whip the ball in to the back post where Thomas hit it first time in off the post, a good team goal.

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