Season Two Episode Four: Trying to continue the Streak
Maracas were now unbeaten for four games, and counting. In an away fixture against Goal City, Platter was hoping to extend this unbeaten spell. Goal City had other plans though, and they took the lead after 13 minutes. The away team quickly recovered, through a goal by Belgrave and two goals scored by star striker Damian Pino. The team were now unbeaten for five games.
Next was a home game against Siparia, who were in tenth, two places behind Maracas. Platter’s team had no real trouble with Siparia, as they won 2-0 through an early penalty goal by Dave Lewis and a second-half goal by Jeremy Providence. Only six matches ago, Maracas were 14th, and fighting against relegation. But now they were in 8th, with no real fear of relegation. If they managed to keep winning some games, that is.
In the next match, Maracas faced a team that were still in a relegation battle, FC Phoenix in a confrontation away from home. Real started off the game well, and were in front after 20 minutes, through a goal by the team’s top scorer, Damian Pino. But from 55 minutes in and onwards, it was all bad luck for Maracas. Keston Prince got injured, and his team had already made three substitions, so they were forced to play with ten men. Then, Elijah Belgrave saw a red card, and Maracas were left with nine men for the last 15 minutes. Soon after, Glen Walker scored the equalizer, and Maracas only got one point from the game.
After this disappointing draw, Maracas faced La Horquetta, second-to-last in the table, at home. The hosts took the lead after only 10 minutes, and had the game under control. But after wasting several chances to extend their lead, La Horquetta scored two goals, with only four shots in total. The run with losing was over after seven matches, seven matches that had seen Maracas go from 14th to 8th.
The team were devastated at being so wasteful against La Horquetta, and wanted to win the next match, away to Las Lomas, to prevent the morale from dropping lower. And after two quick goals, the team was well on their way to win the game. Jeremy Providence had scored a brace inside seven minutes. But between the 34th and 36th minute, Las Lomas displayed that they too were able to score quick goals, with a quick-fire double. In the 55th minute, Maracas took the lead again and were dominating the match. However, Joron “Optimus” Primus scored a 91st minute equaliser, and Real were forced to wait at least one more game for another victory.
Lastly, a home match against St. Ann’s Rangers. The away team were in 5th, and in good form. Platter really needed a win now, as he noticed that the morale in the dressing room was dropping rapidly. For a very long time, it looked like this match was going to end in another draw. But in the 84th minute, Keon Edwards dented Maracas’ hopes of achieving a good finish some more, as he condemned the hosts to a defeat once more.