As the sun set it seemed that the Connors team’s chances of pulling out their first win of the season vanished with the daylight. They had just finished a hard fought game against Good Earth to lose in the last seconds by one point. Connor’s players walked, exhausted, to the main field to meet a fresh Renner’s team. Connor’s Captain Brien Shoemaker did what he could to pump up his players but as the ball dropped it seemed that Renner’s was in control. But then one man decided to put his team on his shoulders. Eoghan Reade had enough of heartbreaking finishes and every time he touched the ball it sliced through the uprights. Emboldened by Reade’s lead the rest of Connor’s players picked up their pace. Todd Klemp and Kelly Barnes were solid as Connor’s full backs and the Thor Brothers controlled every ball sent their way. Up front Catherine Duselis and Betsy Evers harassed Renner’s keeper at every opportunity. At the half Connor’s was in a position they had rarely seen; they were winning.
Renner’s not about to roll over and came back fast and furious in the second half. A goal change brought Ian Heraty out and his aim was true. Andy Hazel punished Connor’s defense and pounded in goal after goal. Veterans David Littlejohn and Phil Bazarkakzlaitks were not going down without a fight. As the night cooled down, out on the lighted pitch things heated up. Referee Drew Hambrick issued several yellow cards as the play intensified. In the final minutes of the game Renner’s made a valiant attempt to pull out the victory but as a team, Connor’s would not be denied. When the last whistle sounded, Connor’s had won the day.