We did it. We managed to beat Neftchi 2-1 this afternoon and put ourselves in a great position to qualify for the AFC President's Cup final, but we must still do well against Yadanarbon on Wednesday. We are not home and dry yet. However, the team fought like trojans and aside from a very nervous last ten minutes, we were always in control, especially with Neftchi getting reduced in numbers because of their own stupidity. Kingsley and Chaya got the goals but we missed a few too. I spent the last ten minutes on the Crown bench getting more and more nervous, banging my head as I jumped up and down. Beforehand I was updating facebook throughout the match - which is very frustrating and didn't allow me to enjoy my normal game which involves lots of screaming and shouting - but my lap-top died on me towards the end of the game so I moved from the press box to the dug-out. As the team returned to the hotel to eat dinner, I stayed on at the stadium to watch the 2nd match involving the home team, Taiwan Power Company, who ran out 2-0 winners played in continual rain which almost flooded the pitch, before returning with David, the Crown coach, to grab a bite to eat and to reflect on a superb result.
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