Rd 7 Bromma
After cruising to a comfortable lead in all previous 1st quarters this year, but only managing to go on and win the match twice, both against Falun , the pressure was on the Swans to prove what they were made of and that they could play good footy for more than one quarter.
This was the focus for the boys, but in typical Årsta fashion Thor broke out of the pack and ran to 40 metres out close to the boundary and dropped it on the left to get the first major score of the match and we took an early lead. This was not to last long as Bromma and the Swans went into a epic battle in which neither team could obtain a clear advantage throughout the entire match.
All the guys pulled together in what was club legend Boots last game of footy, to channel their passion into showing what they have learnt this year. Missing Vice captain Bulldog as he prepares for the international cup, and star rookie Oskar, the boys stepped up all over the field. Fast and effective interchanges were managed by the players themselves, attack on the football was strong, talk was high, attitudes remained strong throughout the constant waves of attacks from Bromma and backing each other up were the reasons the Swans came through in the end 57- 47.
From the back line controlled by General Hammar and Youngy through the rotating midfield of Boots, Jocke,Thor,Staffy,Brutas and Weezee to the star rookie forward line consisting of Tommigun, Jonas and Pete,the never say die attitude shone through. The tough physical game played by Brutas and Staffy saying to Bromma if you want the ball you gonna have to work hard for it.
At half time with scores almost level, the Årsta camp was positive, there was a buzz and a look in everyones eyes of belief, although we knew we had to keep focused to be able to overcome the Vikings for the first time since 2009. The third quarter was won by the Swans and with a 3 goal lead in a low scoring game going into the fourth we felt that we had the upper hand in this arm wrestle.
The fourth quarter went on to to show the spirit of both teams with hard attack on the ball and tough tackling where it seemed impossible to kick a goal. Bromma had alot more of the ball but the way to goal was blocked time and time again by the desperate defence of the boys in red and white.
A great performance on a great day for footy in Stockholm.
One for all and all for ÅRSTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!