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Recreational 3-on-3 Tournament, March 5th 2017

Today we played in a recreational 3 on 3 tournament with 10 minute games. Unfortunately our goalies couldn’t make it so we had to borrow them from other teams.

Oxford 4-0 Sparta
Felix x2 (Dan, unassisted)
Dan (unassisted)
Bennett (Mårten)

A good start to the day. We had a slow start and then scored some good goals.

Oxford 5-1 Warwick
Dan x3 (unassisted, Bennett, goalie)
Andreas (Dan)
Bennett (Mårten)

Warwick went 1-0 up after a defensive mistake but we came back quickly and won the game! Congratulations to Dan for scoring a hat trick!

Oxford 1-1 Bath 1
Lucas (unassisted)

Bath played a very physical game. Really close tough game.

Oxford 5-1 Bath 2
Dan (Felix)
Felix (Bennett)
Mårten (Felix)
Ian (Dan)
Bennett (Mårten)

We played well from the beginning and scored some good goals. Well-earned win.

Oxford 3-1 Sparta
Dan (Mårten)
Felix (unassisted)
Bennett (goalie)

They scored an early goal and we had some trouble scoring for a few minutes. Close game.

Oxford 5-2 Warwick
Ian x2 (Lucas, Bennett)
Dan (unassisted)
Felix (Mårten)
Andreas (Dan)

Warwick’s defense struggled to keep up with us in the beginning. We had a comfortable lead for most of the game.

Oxford 1-1 Bath 1
Ian (Felix)

Bath scored a lucky goal from their own half (that’s what we get when we don’t bring a goalie!). Overall a very close game.

Oxford 1-2 Bath 2
Bennett (Felix)

Last regular game. We had some good chances but we couldn’t score. Bath played well and also got a bit lucky.

FINAL:

Oxford 2-3 Bath 1
Mårten (unassisted)
Felix (Bennett)

A disappointing result. We had the game in our hands with a 2-1 lead but Bath came back and took the win.

Well done to everyone who played today, especially Andreas, who played for the club for the first time and scored his first goal! We were very close to winning the tournament!

Back row: Dominic Sutcliffe (goalkeeper from Bath), Mårten Waldmann, Jamie Clark (goalkeeper from Sparta), Lucas Buzaglo, Dan Zaitsev, Andreas Müsch, Bennett Sanderson

Front row: Ian Yang, Felix Westerén

UKFF Season 2016/17-Tournament 6 February 26th

Today we played our last tournament of the season in the Midlands league. We played four (yes , four!) games:

Cambridge 6 – 1 Oxford
Zia (penalty shot)

A very strange game. We started off with solid defending and good offensive presence, unfortunately not being able to score. But then, inexplicably, Felix got a match penalty (we still don’t know why) which made it very hard for us. On the upside, we did not concede in the following 5 minutes when we only had 4 players. Zia scored an amazing penalty shot, but Cambridge scored 3 more goals and we couldn’t come back.

Warwick 2 – 1 Oxford
Matthias (Johan)

A game that lasted only 20 minutes that we expected to win. After an early goal from Matthias, we felt rushed to win the game and made too many mistakes in defense, leading to Warwick’s 2 goals.

Nottingham 2 – 2 Oxford
Dan (unassisted)
Maxi (Felix)

After a period with no goals and good defending from both teams, Nottingham took advantage of 2 defensive mistakes to score. A goal from Dan right off the face off in the third period gave us some hope, especially after Maxi scored our second goal, but the game ended before we could score a third goal. We created lots of chances but couldn’t score enough.

Manchester 2 -2 Oxford
Dan (Johan)
Dave (unassisted)

Very close game where we created a lot of chances (a recurring theme), but Manchester’s goalie played very well. We were up 2-1 and then Manchester scored in the last 4 minutes.

Despite the disappointing results, the team played well. We had much better offense than in the last couple of tournaments but we got a bit unlucky and couldn’t actually score. It’s also worth noting that we were missing some key players (Milan, Alberto and Andy) due to some unfortunate circumstances.

Well done to Maxi and Matthias, who both scored their first goals this season! A special mention for Dan, who played on his birthday and scored 2 goals!

Back row:  Lucas Buzaglo, Dan Zaitsev, David Morrey, Johan Cassel, Richard Matoušek, Maxi Strobl, Matthias Dilling

Front row: Felix Westerén, Ian Yang, Raimonds Rimarenko, Zia Saleh

UKFF Season 2016/17-Tournament 5 February 12th

We played another three games in the Midlands League today. Our results are described below.

Oxford vs Wakefield 2-1 

A close, tight game. A powerplay for wakefield in the last two minutes led them to almost scoring a goal. They pulled the keeper in the last minute but we held out for the win.

Zia (unass)
Milan (Johan)

Oxford – Scorpions 1-1

Zia (Lucas)

A game that got progressively more and more aggresive resulted in a well-earned draw. We improved on our previous score against the Scorpions (we lost 7-3).

Oxford – Rhinos 0-2

Described as having a “mean defense”, we created a lot of opportunities but didn’t manage to score. Given that we lost 12-3 to the Rhinos last time it was a good result.

A good job overall against some difficult opponents.

Oxford (back row): Lucas Buzaglo, Johan Cassel, David Morrey, Milan Fowkes, Alberto Paganini, Matthias Dilling, Zia Saleh, Justin Chris.

Front row: Felix Westerén, Maximilian Strobl, Raimonds Rimarenko, Dan Zaitsev, Ian Yang.