Firsts lost 1-2 - we conceded two early goals due to mistakes, and although we were the better team after than, we could only get one back - through Sigve. We pushed hard for the equalizer and created many chances, but none would go in. Frustrating day at the office, but we're still up near the top where we belong!
Seconds were a bright spot on the day, keeping up our great record with a convincing 4-0 win, with Darragh saving a penalty to earn a clean sheet to go with his new FCI Golf title. The two teams in 2nd and 3rd played each other, with Iris United beating Realistes Mexico 2-1 to overtake them into 2nd place - they are 3 points behind us.
Turds drew 1-1 - no further details available at time of going to print.
Fourths were beaten 0-2 by an efficient and organized team who maintain their 100% record. They created only 4 chances but scored two of them. A setback but no reason to doubt that we'll soon be back to winning ways ...
Vets 1 lost 0-4 and still remain pointless. It's not all doom and gloom, though - we've lost a couple of very close games, we've played 4 of the top 6 teams, and our last three games were against top-4 teams. Also, surprisingly, we're still above the relegation places (on goal-difference ...). Wait until we get Stevie back and we'll be grand ...
Vets 2 got back to our habit of taking and then blowing leads, but this time we had a 2-0 lead so we managed to hold on for a draw. First half goals by Luuk and Alex were cancelled by a deflected shot and a silly mix-up in our otherwise awesome defense. We were delighted to welcome back Mike K after his hip replacement. Originally selected in his best position (delegue') he ended up reffing and doing a good job.
Ladies 1 lost 5-2 in a game where we fought hard but it was not enough against a strong Roosbeek side. Both goals from Virg. We're not finding division 1 easy, which is actually a pleasant and refreshing change after easily winning both Div 3 and Div 2. We're showing we definitely belong in this division though!
Ladies 2 play tomorrow.
Some consolation for the disappointing results is to be had in Dublin's very exciting 1-15 to 1-14 win over Mayo in the All-Ireland Football Final Replay. Unless you're from Mayo of course ...
(I'm still working out if/how I can update the scores with the new website set-up. Your regular reporter, Dave, is in Peru to celebrate the wedding of former FC Irlande star Danny (his son) yesterday - congrats Danny!)