Photo taken at Nossegem 11 Feb 2017 FC Irlande 1sts and RBBFC 1sts
1sts were first up against Brussels British . It was a tough start as we were put under the cosh for the first quarter an hour and it took some good saves and missed chances by them to keep the score level. We weathered this storm and started to get our game together and then took the lead with a great goal by Nair following a good move. Game on as both sides battled for possession. Just before half time we were pulled back when a very harsh penalty was awarded against Sigve for handball and they put it away to make it 1-1 at the break. 2nd half started brightly and we were well in contention when a hopeful shot from about 25 metres somehow squirmed out of Darragh's grasp and they were ahead. We battled tremendously to get back on level terms and had many chances but it wasn't to be and the final score was 1-2.
2nds needed to win to stay top of the table and this they did with a great 4-1 victory over Chenois. We started brightly and took an early lead but were pegged back. We retook the lead and added another so it was 3-1 at the break. In the 2nd half our superior fitness and ability saw us pull away and Benoit's excellent strike wrapped it up to make it a glorious win.
More good news (New Inn surprisingly lost at home to Pumas so we are now 4 points clear)
3th won 8-2... Ionut X2, Rodrigo, Marius, Sergiu, Piet, Youssef and Stefan... Our opponents needed our help to score with à penalty and àn own goal... Great offensive football today with snow and a lot of grit.. Christmas time is late and 3 points... Thanks to our fans suspended or injured Rafa and Pierre Antoine... Mario MOM for his fantastic job in midfield
4ths lost 1-0 to the top of the table Vetuso
Vets 1 were involved in LE CRUNCH game against Brussels British Vets. Both teams locked at the bottom of the table with 1 almost certain to be relegated at the end of the season, They took the lead but we came back with a well crafted goal as Sean set up Ollie to run through and put us level. Both sides scored again to make it 2-2. In the 2nd half there were not many chances for either side but they managed to score the winner and we are now in serious trouble being 4 points adrift . Final score 2-3.
Only bright spark was the return from injury of star striker Stevie Byrne after a long absence . Welcome back Stevie
Vets2 earned a hard fought win over rivals RBBFC. The Brits started brightly without creating chances but the Irish took the lead when Neil played Oscar through on goal, El governor slotting home neatly with a swerving shot. The Brits equalised through an error but the Irish kept going and took the lead when MOTM Pietro took hold of a cleared corner and smashed a beautiful shot in the top corner. The men in green were perhaps sitting too deep in the second half but gave away no chances and came closr through a brilliant back heel by Jacob and a close range effort by Michael.
Well-deserved win and MOTM performance by Pietro
Ladies 2 had a tough time this morning losing 7 0 to Leeuw B. Ladies 1 lost 5 3 against a top team Leeuw A this evening . We had to play the last 30 minutes due to no substitute for an injured player.