Chew FC: Season III
The Mighty Chew FC is the Chewstick Foundation’s sports program which take place every Sunday morning in the Sunday Breakfast League. Now in our third season, the Team has managed to go from the bottom half of the league to the top, coming second overall last season, and third in the final tournament. The Team has made great strides under the management of Team Captain Najib Chentouf aka Sir Jib and continues to provide a great opportunity to trumpet the Chewstick Pillars of Respect, Freedom Love and Truth in an area that needs positive influences because there are so many young men involved. The Breakfast League offers an ideal opportunity to model the expanding Chewstick sports aspirations as there are no practices, rolling subs and an open-door policy for participation (yes, ladies are welcome) – so if you feel like a kick, or have a youngster in your life that could use some positive male influences, join us on a Sunday morning!
Chew FC 2011-12 Season:
10/9/11 – International vs Chew FC – Shelly Bay | 3-6 WIN
10/16/11 – Chew FC vs Equalizers – BFA | 6-7 LOSS
10/23/11 - Rebelz vs Chew FC – Devonshire Rec | 2-8 WIN
10/30/11 - Chew FC vs West End United – Shelly Bay | 9-5 WIN
11/6/11 - Robin Hood vs Chew FC – Bermuda College | 5-1 WIN
11/13/11 - Chew FC vs SOS – Shelly Bay | 6-2 WIN
11/20/11 - Bermuda Motors vs Chew FC – Shelly Bay | 3-2 LOSS
12/4/11 - Chew FC vs BAA Galaxy – BAA
12/11/11 - Chew FC vs Flanagans Onions – Shelly Bay
12/18/11 - Chew FC vs Young Boyz – Shelly Bay
1/8/12 – NO GAME
1/15/12 - Chew FC vs International – Shelly Bay
1/22/12 - Equalizers vs Chew FC – BFA
2/5/12 - Chew FC vs Rebelz – Somersfield School
2/12/12 - West End United vs Chew FC – Shelly Bay
2/19/12 - Chew FC vs Robin Hood – Bermuda College
3/4/12 - SOS vs Chew FC – Shelly Bay
3/11/12 - Chew FC vs Bermuda Motors – Shelly Bay
3/18/12 - BAA Galaxy vs Chew FC – BAA
3/25/12 - Flanagans Onions vs Chew FC – Shelly Bay
4/1/12 - Young Boyz vs Chew FC – Shelly Bay
4/8/12 - Chew FC vs Devils – Shelly Bay
Chew FC 6
The quest for Breakfast league glory began on Sunday at Shelly bay with the mighty Chew FC opening their 2011-2012 campaign with a win at Shelly bay. Fresh from a practice match drubbing at the hands of newly named Flanagan’s Onions (oddly enough there were no Bermuda onions on that team) the Chew FC soldiers took to the field in search of their first 3 points. Matches with international have always been highly contested and this day would prove no different despite Chew FC dominating proceedings for much of the match.
Chewstick orange men settled quickly and soon after we started putting passes together we were rewarded. A bizarre goalkeeping error saw a stray cross trickle along the goal line. Chris got to the ball first rounded the keeper and placed the ball on goal only to see Lloyd holder steal in and steal the goal with a quick tap-in. The second goal was equally fortuitous as the keeper scuffed a clearance into Lloyd’s path and he easily slotted home into the open net. Chris added a third and we were unlucky to score more as the International defense had no answer to Cat’s pace and he should have converted one of the many opportunities he had through on the now ‘replacement’ keeper.
At halftime we agreed we needed more of the same attacking spirit and more goals. Despite being 3-0 up, we managed to let Inter back into the game. They definitely brought the game to us, and it wasn’t long until they breached the Chew FC defense. The worked the ball around to the youngest member on the team, he was afforded too much space on the edge of the box and he unleashed a thunderous shot straight at Djata in the Chewstick goal. Despite being well positioned the shot powered through the keepers gloves and into the back of the net. The Inter attack continued and minutes later they were in behind our defense, Djata committed but when he was rounded just inside the box the inter striker passed the ball into the net just inside the near post. The pressure mounted and inter got a third goal with team Stalwart Mike Johnston volleying home at the back post…Where was the Chew FC Left back?
3-3 now and this was becoming the game we expected from Inter, and finally we started to play some football; linking up to put Chris and Hosang into the box. The turning point for the attack came from the defense though, Inter found a through ball to their striker on the counter attack and he dropped like a sack of potatoes when challenged shoulder to shoulder in the box. The referee blew for a penalty, up stepped Kemo Sabe, Lone ranger music played in the background, Djata settled into his position, the ref blew, Sabe approached and tried to cheekily send the keeper the wrong way, but his shot was saved well as Djata got down low to prevent inter taking the lead.
The game was turned on a head and what happened next was a stroke of magic. The Chew FC attack pushed and probed and the breakthrough came after the ball bounced around the box a bit and a blocked shot looked to be rebounding beyond Somner who reflexively stuck a leg out and his touch looped the ball into the top left corner with the keeper stunned and the rest of us pretty surprised as well. Our lead now reestablished we began to take control of the match and the front men were getting into good positions. Somner was the catalyst for the 5th goal as he drove into the box. He just pushed the ball beyond the inter defender and he drew just enough contact to drop as the defender extended his leg. On a hattrick now and having already stolen one goal on the day, Lloyd holder stepped up to take the penalty and sent the keeper the wrong way to close out his hattrick. Super sub Cat finished off the game running the Inter backline ragged, he scored the sixth goal intercepting a back-pass and duly rounding the replacement replacement inter keeper and slamming the ball home.
This week the boys in orange face another league title contender in Equalisers on the artificial surface at BFA field at 10am.