This was an exciting and fast game. Super entertaining. Jay Tomchuk got the first goal of the game five minutes in when he blew past the defender and slotted a low shot past Noor in the Sudan goal. Sudan couldn't seem to get anything happening for the first 10 minutes, but eventually it started to figure out the Poland D.
With 15 minutes left Sudan started taking some long range crackers. Bandula in the Poland net made a great save. A minute later Poland almost got a second goal when Alex Wosik hit the post. Sudan came back and got two more great chances - both awesome saves. With eight minutes left in the half Devin Sembaluk lobbed in a shot from just over halfway. Ball hit the crossbar and fell to Alex who took a good shot and Noor made an amazing close-range save. In the final 10 seconds of the half Sudan got a sweet diving header but it was again turned aside by an equally sweet save. 1-0 for Poland at half.
With nine minutes remaining in the second half Sudan finally got on the board and it was weak. It was a free kick from the sideline that kind of blooped in. Bandula came out to grab it, but he misjudged and only got his fingertips on the ball. It got behind him and barely went over the line. With four minutes left in the half Poland got a free kick at the top of the Sudan box. Jay took the free kick and he blasted it at the wall. It went right through and Noor was lucky to be standing there. Big save. 1-1 at end of regulation.
With 3 minutes left in the second overtime Jay managed to slip a pass through in the Sudan box to Meshke who was about 4 yards out. Meshke shot but again Noor came up big and kept it tied.
Two minutes left and Sudan got its winner. The ball was floated into the Poland box from just over half. Tall #11 for Sudan went up for the header at the back post and put a perfect header across the face of the goal and into the opposite post. Super tough to defend.
Side note: Only person to not shake hands after the game was Wosik, arguably the face of the Polish team, who instead walked off the field by himslef.