Local derbies are always tense affairs and the outcome of these types of games are highly unpredictable and often decided by moments of madness or sheer brilliance. It’s fair to say that the derby against Los Marinos yesterday contained both moments of madness and brilliance. Thankfully the brilliance was provided by CDAC, as we came away with a much deserved 2-0 win which could’ve easily been six or seven had we finished all our chances.
The game started slowly which can be expected from derbies like this, as neither team wants to be the first to show their hand and give a goal away. Unfortunately winger Aaron Redford suffered an injury and was forced off, however the introduction of Kyle Copp proved to be the key to unlocking the game for CDAC.
The first goal followed shortly for CDAC as a corner was cleared, only to be turned back into the box by Copp and then headed home by American striker Travis Bowen, who was making his highly anticipated debut in the game. After this, the game opened up more and chances started to flow for CDAC.
After a multitude of chances, we finally got the second goal, midway through the second half. It was the partnership of Copp and Bowen who linked up again for CDAC as we doubled our advantage. The goal came after a run into the box from Copp who then produced an amazing rabonna assist which allowed Bowen to bag his second and cap a fantastic debut.
The game finished with one of the Los Marinos players attempting to jump into the stands to confront a fan as tempers started to boil over for the home side as they stared defeat in the face. All in all it was a good victory for CDAC and a great debut for Travis Bowen which leaves us all excited to see more from the striker this season. It’s always great to put one over your local rivals and claim local bragging rights. The icing on the cake is that this victory sees us move to the top of the league and we hope to maintain this position now for the rest of the season. We move on now though and look ahead to next week’s fixture against Alhendin.