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Vikings plunder all 3 points

SFC came off second best in their top of the table clash with Vikings. In a 7 goal thriller, SFC lost 4-3.

Continuing to use their midweek fixtures as a sounding board for Saturdays, SFC rang the changes with their starting line up. Stars and Stripes debutants Dary Stone, Ross Macklin and Kelly Williams all started.

That was not enough, however, to stop a vibrant Vikings team who swept forwards on numerous occasions. The Scandinavians quickly went 1-0 up before SFC pulled one back through Matt McCole. The free scoring Scot making it 3 goals in 4 outings.

As the game went on, the contest saw some fierce tackling and robust challenges. Vikings established a commanding a 3-1 lead following a slew of SFC mistakes.

Again SFC pulled one back this time through arabaica aficionado, John Norfolk. 3-2. Vikings quickly reasserted themselves however, to make it 4-2.

A well executed SFC third goal, by Dary Stone, gave SFC hope but the earlier failings in defence proved too much to overhaul. Final score Vikings 4 SFC 3.

The result brings SFC back down to earth after a successful outing on Saturday. Nevertheless, Rob Benson’s tireless running out wide, was ever present; strong showings from Danny Sheen and Ross Macklin will also have pleased Head Coach Owen Monaghan. Dary Stone and Matthew Vernon Zatto also combined well for some fantastic interplay and overlaps down the flanks.

Best wishes to Heiko Moeller (SFC) for a speedy recovery after a nasty clash during the game.

All eyes now turn to Saturday where SFC have two fixtures.

SFC Man of the Match: Rob Benson


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