The second match of Silver Spring 1870’s Gold Cup tournament saw the team pitched against the legendary Dubai team, renowned for their fast, furious and flawless style of play. Things got off to a tough start for the Silver Spring chaps as Adolfo Cambiaso, Dubai’s 10 goal player and the man touted to be the best player in the world, was on formidable form, smashing six goals home in the first chukka to Silver Spring’s two.
As the game entered the second chukka it looked as though Silver Spring would find it difficult to come back against the might of Dubai. However; JP Clarkin and Rob Archibald quickly seemed to settle into the game and began playing incredibly well, peppering the game with quick turns and thundering shots, racking up the goals and giving Dubai a real run for their money.
Adrian Kirby and Ruki Ballieu also had remarkable games. Kirby’s ability to stay on the ball left the Silver Spring supporters whooping and cheering in support; a certain Nina Clarkin was particularly enthusiastic about Kirby’s efforts. Unfortunately, Ruki; one of our star players, was injured in the second half and had to be escorted off the field and replaced with a 6 goal player from the sidelines.
After a match filled with terrifying pace and precision, Dubai clinched victory with a 13 – 12 victory over Silver Spring 1870. Dubai’s one goal victory was not enough to end Silver Spring 1870’s Gold Cup campaign and they go on to play Les Lions on July 5th.