On a cool and drizzly evening, Redmond fans in attendance at Pop Keeney stadium asked the eternal questions – Would Redmond prevail? Would it snow? Would the RHS players be introduced? Would there be popcorn? The answers, in case you were wondering, were Yes, No, No, No.
Right out of the gate Redmond was scampering, slicing, dicing, doing the hand jive, and taking names. Multiple early RHS corners hinted at the possibility of a bountiful stream of goals, but alas the set pieces didn’t yield the desired results. The constant attacking pressure did though, and yield did Woodinville, to a lively Rabadan run down the right side ending in a slight negative pass back for a Dadzie tap in over and around an outstretched keeper to take the early lead. Dadzie added a second a bit later, gobbling up a loose ball in the attacking third, beating three Woodinville defenders and keeper in the process, and striking it home. Meanwhile, the Woodinville attacks that did materialize were stymied either by the super solid Stangs back line or by the sure hands of keeper Escalante.
The second half saw more pressure from the skilled RHS attackers, causing multiple Woodinville errors. Nice to see such an array of Redmond crosses in this match! RHS Keeper General Rash kept everyone on their toes, spectators included, with barked encouragement and directions. Surefooted Cain kept sequences alive with accurate distribution. Conductor Stein split quality time between striker and midfield and grabbed a goal himself after a Dadzie pass found Stein’s left foot and the back of the net. With the match winding down, Bury smothered space and gave up the noggin with a few much needed defensive clearances. With Woodinville thoroughly frustrated, tempers were flaring but in the end RHS laughed it off and looked up at the scoreboard.
Goals: 13’ (Dadzie, assist Rabadan), 25′ (Dadzie), 45′ (Stein, assist Dadzie)