Turbulent times for SCC over the summer break with Spacks being deported to Dubai, Hammo upgrading to the Hibs, the manager stepping down/sacked and the Chairman stopping all win bonuses. Change was needed and found with the introduction of Houlahan as First team manager. With a less than impressive managerial career at the SCC Tigers and a discipline record longer than the Great Wall of China, this was something of a gamble from the SCC committee. This gamble looked like it may pay off with a good pre-season under our belt and an impressive 9-0 victory against the Swiss on the opening day of the season. 3-0 at half time with a powerful header from Dom on his SCC debut, another header from Hutcheon after a good cross from Robert, and cool finish from Anthony. Going into the second half the SCC stepped up the intensity with a further 3 goals from Hutcheon and additional goals from Tyler, Callum and a piece of individual brilliance from Mike. With the Swiss running out of steam as the game went on, and the quality that SCC could put on the field in the 2nd half made a big difference to the end result. MOM for SCC was Anthony who never gave the ball away and controlled the midfield for 90mins. MOM for the Swiss was the number 19. Kept on trying under difficult circumstances. All the best to the Swiss for the season.
What a start of the season 2016/17 for SCC, certainly again a contender for the league title as every year. Swiss did not look that bad on the team sheet, although some players were missing. However, some players arrived late, no fighting spirit on the pitch and lack of fitness made Swiss to look bad against a team which controlled the game during 90minutes. It took SCC only 15minutes to take the lead 2-0. Swiss did not create many goal chances in the first half and hence main task was defending. Half Time result 3-0. Substitute Coach Urs (since new coach Kamsadi was not around) tried to motivate the Swiss players to fight more during 2nd half, however, SCC continued to play quality football and made life as difficult as before the halftime break. They were able to score another 6 goals in the 2nd half. Hutcheon could even had scored 2-3 more. For Swiss many things to learn from the game, it can only become better. Over all, some new players bringing potential for the Swiss team. It seems they need more time on the pitch together....and most important, all players need to work hard on the fitness level in order to compete in this league. MoM SCC- Superb game of their number 6 who was key and brain for SCC game. SWISS - Stefan Vogel, Swiss striker who created a nice (and only!) good/clear chance for Swiss in the 2nd half.