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1sts played 2nd from bottom Press Amicale, started very poorly, conceded from a through ball & it could have been more, we got into the game, Sylvain finishing after a lovely back heel assist from Rachid. Dominated after that & Rachid put a 25 yard free kick in the top corner just before HT. Rachid added his second just after, did a chop, turned the defender, beat another one & dinked the keeper, lovely goal. 4th came when Rachid played Sigve through & he finished well. Got the 5th after great work from Luke on the right (have a rest. Bono) played to Erik who squared for Rachid to complete his hat trick with his right foot. Weren’t at our best but important to get the points, still unbeaten, still top, game by game now.

The firsts got lucky and stole a point from LXG. First half we struggled to get into our play and got behind 0-1 after a nice shot from LXG. Then we got some good chances with Rachid and Seb but their attempts got blocked. Second half LXG got a red card for a taking Arjan down who was free on goal. We got more in the game but conceded a counter that got us down to 0-2. With fresh legs on midfield with James and Rob, and their down to 10, we managed to dominate the game that lead us to Arjan scoring the 1-2. Then unfortunately Bonaldi was sent off after a tackle on their keeper.
Firsts kept pushing which resulted in a penalty that Rachid calmly finished. All in all we made it a difficult game, but still got a point out of it. FT 2-2, MOTM Rachid

1sts had an early start in Tervuren away against Wong & it showed. Very windy & a narrow pitch, we weren’t quite at it & they caused us some problems. We had a few half chances but were thankful to Ricard for an incredible save down low at his near post to keep it at 0-0 at HT. Started the 2nd half much better, had chances through Erik, Naim & a few goalmouth scrambles. Went ahead when a cross come shot from Alvaro flew in the far corner. They pushed & we we again had Ricard to thank with 2 great saves, one before we scored & one near the end. Did not play well but showed great character to get the win, still unbeaten & still top. Tough game against LXG next week

Firsts played a difficult match in deep Wallonia against Grez. After a great run of 3x 3-0 victories this match was a struggle First half not much chances were created besides a nice Rachid-Erik-Arjan combination that didnt lead into anything. Grez missed a huge chance for open goal.
Second half, also not much happened. But After a nice Alvaro free-kick, Rachid headed the ball in goal, while Bonaldi was kicked on the ground. 0-1 FT, an ugly game but an important to win!

1sts had an away game against old foes Euro Union. After a scrappy start went 1 up. Naïm from the edge of the area with his left foot. Started playing well then & after a lovely move involving about 10 passes, Arjan was taken down by their keeper, Rachid despatched the penalty, 2-0 at HT. We went 3-0 up through Erik after HT following a goalmouth scramble. Had a few more chances but over elaboration cost us, they rarely threatened apart from some set pieces, a very good, disciplined performance by 1-14, Naim outstanding in the middle. We need to keep this momentum going now.

Firsts had a home game against tough opposition Coin Du Baillie. Started well, few have chances, were creating very well down both flanks. Went one up after 15, great work by Erik & Sylvain, cross by Alvaro, great header from Arjan saved, Rachid finished. We continued to dominate, creating overloads & eventually got the 2nd, Arjan blocked, possibly fouled, ball fell to Erik, lovely finish with the outside of his foot. 2-0 HT. They came into it a bit in the 2nd half but we were still the better team, eventually made it 3-0 through Erik, Alvaro cross after a lovely 1-2 with Jimmy on the sideline who had a very interesting cameo on his 1st team debut, hitting the post & almost scoring & assisting too. A very good win against a good side, Euro Union next week, another tough game. Motm Erik

First went to Waterloo to beat Chenois on a sunny saturday afternoon.
After a strong start Seb gave a great cross to Arjan scoring the 0-1. We continued on the same gear and the 0-2 quickly followed after a beautiful combination resulting in a finish by Naim. The second half we struggled a bit to stay organised in the midfield, but still were able to manage the game pretty well. After a classic Alvaro corner, Rachid scored the 0-3.
FT 0-3, MOTM Rachid

Firsts had a good win against a strong Choule side, who we were level on points with ahead of kickoff. Having to soak up pressure from the outset, we opened the scoring after a flowing move that saw Erik convert from a Bono cross. Our start to the second half was much better, with three quick fire goals from Alvaro (after a super Seb pass), Arjan and Rachid killing the contest. Missing countless chances left the game open, with Choule getting two in the last ten minutes from some sloppy defending, but the boys in green made it three wins from their first four by full time.

Firsts win the derby against the British! After a bad beginning from FCI 1, Arjan managed to go on two great solo’s giving us a 2-0 head start. Second half the boys picked it up better resulting in multiple chances. Later on Arjan gave a cross that one of the British was friendly enough to kick in himself. Then Arjan missed a penalty and the usual suspects (Arjan, Siggy and Rachid) got a yellow card. As you can read it was a lot about Arjan this game, making him the man of the match as well. Solid performance of the lads! FT 3-0
Special mention for the Brits centre back who got off with a head injury. Wishing you agood recovery!

1sts played Brussels LTC1 today, hot weather didn’t stop the boys from attacking LTC1 from the beginning, Rachid dribbled and drilled in a low cross forcing an own goal. 1-0. 2nd half we became stronger, creating chance after chance, finally Bonaldi with a great cross, Sylvain scoring a nice half volley. 2-0. We immediately conceeded from a deflected shot from a corner 2-1 but we attacked straightaway, Arjan winning a penalty and scoring it. Great performance from the boys !! 3-1 FT !!

1sts were playing Portugal away on a nice sunny afternoon. We had a chaotic start to the game, finding out bono is suspended, started the game with no subs. We conceeded from a scrappy ball behind the defense that resulted in pass back in the box that helped them to go 1-0 up. We fought back, took control of the game, scored from a lob by Seb (brilliant assist by Tiago). 1-1 HT.

2nd half was tough, we missed a great open goal chance, but could’ve conceeded as well, goal line save from Erik and a flying stop from Ricard. In the end we managed to hold on to get a point 1-1 FT. New signing Rob played a great game in the defense with fellow 45-year-old Siggie.

All fixtures and results

#1 September 2, 2023 Portugal Fc 1 1 - 1 Report FC Irlande Men 1
#2 September 9, 2023 FC Irlande Men 1 3 - 1 Report Brussels Ltc 1
#3 September 16, 2023 Brussels British R 1 0 - 3 Report FC Irlande Men 1
#4 September 23, 2023 FC Irlande Men 1 4 - 2 Report Choule Auderghem 1
#5 September 30, 2023 Chenois SC 1 0 - 3 Report FC Irlande Men 1
#6 October 7, 2023 FC Irlande Men 1 3 - 0 Report Coin du balai FC
#7 October 14, 2023 Euro Union 0 - 3 Report FC Irlande Men 1
#8 October 21, 2023 Grez AJ 1 0 - 1 Report FC Irlande Men 1
#9 October 28, 2023 Wong A.S. 0 - 1 Report FC Irlande Men 1
#10 November 4, 2023 FC Irlande Men 1 2 - 2 Report LXG Cinquant
#11 November 18, 2023 FC Irlande Men 1 5 - 1 Report Press (Amicale)
#12 November 25, 2023 Braine Storming 0 - 0 FC Irlande Men 1
#13 December 2, 2023 FC Irlande Men 1 - Wong A.S.
#14 December 9, 2023 FC Irlande Men 1 - New Arquois FC 1
#15 January 13, 2024 Brussels Ltc 1 - FC Irlande Men 1
#16 January 20, 2024 FC Irlande Men 1 - Brussels British R 1
#17 January 27, 2024 Choule Auderghem 1 - FC Irlande Men 1
#18 February 3, 2024 FC Irlande Men 1 - Chenois SC 1
#19 February 10, 2024 Coin du balai FC - FC Irlande Men 1
#20 February 17, 2024 FC Irlande Men 1 - Euro Union
#21 February 24, 2024 New Arquois FC 1 - FC Irlande Men 1
#22 March 2, 2024 FC Irlande Men 1 - Portugal Fc 1
#23 March 9, 2024 LXG Cinquant - FC Irlande Men 1
#24 March 16, 2024 FC Irlande Men 1 - Grez AJ 1
#25 March 23, 2024 Press (Amicale) - FC Irlande Men 1
#26 April 6, 2024 FC Irlande Men 1 - Braine Storming

FC Irlande Men 1

  • Coach : Naim Kevin James
  • Captain : James Daan