This week 14 Squadron’s football team, Crusaders FC, reached the halfway point in their inaugural season…
…and to say there has been a turn around since the opening stages in mid January would be an understatement!
After losing their pre-season friendly 4 – nil, and the opening competitive fixture 5-2, spirits, as well as expectations, were low in the Crusaders camp.
However the team gelled far quicker than could have been expected, and pulled off a shock draw against the league favourites in game week 2. Despite a team weakened by extra detachments, form has continued to improve over the subsequent matches, with two 2-1 victories followed by an emphatic 5-0 win in the Crusaders’ most recent game. Even more tellingly, this latest result came against the team that beat Crusaders’ in the opening fixture, and it is fair to say they were not expecting to come up against a team who’s tactical nous and all round ability has improved so dramatically in just five short weeks.
As the Crusaders look forward toward the latter half of the season they will look to build on their current form and target that elusive spot at the top of the league table. Only 2 points separate Crusaders from the league leaders, and if this deficit remains constant then we can hopefully anticipate a title deciding match when the league’s two forms teams meet on March 20th.
We will update you with how we get on in the next Insight article!
Flight Lieutenant Alex Ball