Season Opener! Barbarians 5-6 Kozo Japan

Published on September 3, 2018

SATURDAY 1st September 2018 - ROUND 1

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The 2018/19 season kicked off with a goal-fest!  Playing with a new formation and on an unfamilar, narrower-than-normal pitch, the Barbarians took the first 45mins to find some momentum.  Going into half-time trailing 3-1 may have seen most teams dropping heads and imploding.  But not this squad and not on this day.  The Barbarians took control of the game and scored 3 straight goals in the first 25mins of the second half to take the lead in the match for the first time at 4-3.  Then to make it even more exciting for the huge crowd that turned up, there was a questionable penalty decision followed by a double-deflection freekick from the edge of the box which resulted in 2 quick goals to Kozo making it 4-5.  Kozo by this point had been given two red cards however the Barbarians were unable to capitalize on their advantage, further conceeding and snatching a consolation goal at the death. 

FINAL SCORE -  Kozo 6-5 Barbarians

Goal Scorers - Gideon 2, Lewis 2, Ahmed 1

MOTM - Murchik


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