Today all FC Irlande teams held a minute’s silence in memory of Sergiu Ciocea’s baby son Dominic who sadly passed away this week. Our thoughts are with Sergiu and his family.
1sts travelled to play Tourinnois on their infamous tiny pitch, still in need of wins to drag themselves towards the top of the table. After going one behind early on, battling goals from Sigve and Karim gave the Firsts a halftime lead. This was extended in the first minute of the second period by Sean G, and the lads never looked back. Nair made it 4-1 before the hosts pulled a goal back. Then Sigve, Cillian and Sean G each scored to put the game to bed. Keeper Eike won MOTM, making some outstanding saves particularly with the game still very tight in the first half.
2nds respected a tradition today ; when travelling far away, make sure to concede 5 goals. Despite an overall good start, the team progressively lost control and managed to concede 5 goals against Grez.
3rds lost 4-1 against a very solid team. 3-0 at half time. We reduced the score thanks to Ionut but they reacted the minute after on a lethal counter attack. The best team won. MOTM Wanees
4ths ended up forfeiting their game at half time as one our players followed up getting a yellow and then a red card by pushing the referee. Game was then abandoned. No more to be said we await the enquiry that will inevitably follow.
Vets1 lost 3-4 against unbeaten league leaders FC Gast. We started very well against an opposition that clearly expected an easy walkover, and went up deservedly through a cooperation by David and Ben. Unfortunately the ref was not up to the match, and when we should have got a free, Gast took it, crossed it to their ex pro Cedric Faure and scored. Shortly afterwards they hammered a free on the top corner, and another shot was deflected from Paul’s knee for a 3-1 lead. But the Irish did not surrender. After a blatant foul, David screamed penalty and was awarded the foul. He cooly finished for a 2-3 halftime. Second half, we kept the game level, went down and came back through a super header by Alex but went once again home with empty hands. But 3-4 against Gast is a result and performance to build on. If we play the teams out of the top 4 with today’s commitment, we will get the points we need.
Ladies 2 won 3 1 to keep up their good form. It wasn’t easy to build proper football but overall we dominated our opponents who only had some half chances. Scorers Virginie ,Anita and Ines de la Sema
Ladies 1 had no game this weekend