The weather and field conditions certainly were not favorable for this game, and it was plainly obvious that both teams came prepared to play hard. The first half provided a number of dramatic moments and narrow escapes by both squads. Nichols would earn the first goal of the game after a direct kick was initially blocked by a Gow defender, but then misdirected by another Gow defender who inadvertently headed the ball into his own goal. Fortunately with a minute left in the half, forward Viktor M., who had been persistent the entire half, stole the ball deep in Gow territory. He broke away from his defenders, sped half the length of the field and executed a skilled shot, that not only left the Nichols keeper speechless, but also Gow’s coaches.
The second half proved to be just as dramatic as the first. With the score tied, both teams wanted to be the first to set the pace. The slippery and wet field conditions made playing defense an extremely difficult task, but defenders Karl J., Zack L., Julian C., Max M. and keeper Sergei E., proved up to the challenge. Midfielders Sasha E., Rodrigo P. and Toby L. began to exert their control over the midfield as the half progressed, and Gow’s offensive pressure increased. The Raven's efforts paid off ten minutes into the half when Rodrigo P. intercepted a Nichols clear outside the penalty area; he drilled a right-footed shot down the center of the goal and past the diving keeper.
Gow’s single goal lead was not meant to last long, and this time Nichols would have its turn in leveling the score. Fearing their first overtime of the season and a possible draw, the Ravens turned up the pressure. Yet again, with just over a minute left in the game, forward Viktor M. finished a well-placed pass from Rodrigo P. This sealed the victory for Gow’s ninth consecutive win and tenth overall for the season. Needless to say, it was one exciting win. Both teams should feel proud of their efforts.