The Emeralds pulled off an impressive win over the league-leading Direwolves. Captain Alex was confident heading into the match and turned down the opportunity to take John Altinian on loan. Emeralds did not turn down the opportunity. Alex Wong opened the scoring mid-way through the first half. Sam evened things up with an assist by Altinian. It would be Zach to play the role of hero as he finished from in close to give the Emeralds a 2-1 win.
Direwolves weren’t the only giant to fall in week 14. Nightmares shut-out Lightning 1-0 on a Natasha goal. Shutting out the Lightning is no small feat as they had averaged 3.15 goals per game heading into the context. Mutlu Kayhan records the shut-out.
Red Bulls edged Vaders 3-2 in a match that had its share of controversy. Vlad & Winnett scored for Vaders while Altinian and Di Re netted for Red Bulls. The score was 2-2 with 5 minutes left when Bob Tian made a run up the right wing. The referee called the ball out much to Bob’s disgust, which he demonstrated by continuing his run and having a shot. In the final minute of the game, Altinian chased down a ball at the right corner flag and played it back to Ivan. VAR would’ve shown the ball as out however the referee did not. Ivan shot a hopeful ball towards the net when Di Re snuck past a defender to head past Frankie for the winning goal. Luck was with the Red Bulls on this night.