Offence sputters in Rattlers Kings scoreless Draw

The Medicine Hat College Rattlers Opened their Season at home amidst a ton of Fanfare with the introduction the The Rattlers Drumline. The Red Deer College Kings were in town to take on the new look Rattlers squad. The First Year Coach Robert Cavivvhia hoped to open up the season with a win. The Game started with play back and forth in the midfield. The First scoring chance of the game came for the Kings off a free Kick from 30 yards out. The Rattlers came right back down the field with a chance of their own the game settled down, and both teams started the back and forth game. Although both teams tried to play a possession game in the midfield they looked to take advantage of the speed each team possessed on offence. Neither team seemed able to gain a clear advantage with opportunities coming on both ends of the pitch. The teams still seemed to trade chances as the half started to come to a close. The kings were able to hem the Rattlers in their own end for almost 5 minutes Late in the Half. The Kings seemed unable to convert the pressure into any real scoring chances. The half ended with the teams tied at nil.

The second Half started much like the first. The Rattlers only seemed to be able to generate their chances on counter attacks. The Rattlers started to press harder and  were able to draw 2 yellow cards on the Kings, Kristofer Grobmeier. Down a man, the Kings continued to still press offensively. They were able to drive the ball deep in the Rattlers zone. They were unable to maintain pressure deep in the Rattlers end. The Rattlers defensive line was simply too good keeping the Kings forwards at bay. The Rattlers continued to try to send their offence on through balls, but kept getting frustrated by the goaltender and defense. Both teams seemed to struggle converting any chances and the game was being dictated through both teams back line. The teams remained deadlocked entering the 80th minute of play, a scoreless sheet. Although the game was scoreless there was tons of action of the scoresheet. Red Deer received 3 yellow cards and Medicine Hat 2 all in the second half. The Rattlers started to press hard in the final 5 minutes, creating 4 great scoring chances off the foot of Abdou Raouf Mohamed. Unable to convert the scores remained at zeros. This continued into the end of the game as the Rattlers and Kings split a scoreless draw.

The ACAC Players of the game were Pedro Humberto Mourao Neto for RDC and standout Goalkeeper Joao Vitor Duz Batista.