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Ambiance Auderghem v Fc Irlande – 23/10/2021
It was again a beautiful sunny day in Brussels when the boys in green faced Ambiance Auderghem on matchday 8. After a loss last week and a draw the week before, a win was a must for coach Alvaro’s men. We are missing a lot of players due to injuries though, so the starting line-up therefore varied from other weeks. We welcomed Brendan as newcomer in attack and James Brett helped out as right back, from being left wing attacker last week. Kevin played as number six, and from now on goes by the name of Casimiro.
Auderghem invested in a beautiful state of the art artificial football pitch, so that could never be to blame after the game. The referee though was way too enthusiastic, starting with an unnecessary speech and blowing his whistle for any minor or imagined fault the entire match, mostly against us. We received no less than 4 yellow cards and almost a red for Sourabh ‘mean machine’ Nair who accidently ran over an Auderghem bully. Strange enough Arjan escaped a booking this time, not that he was not trying.
The match started promising, both teams were pushing without immediately creating chances. A lot of midfield play thus. Arjan produced a great free kick after 15 minutes, with a necessary save by the Auderghem goalie, who strangely enough got cramps after his first action of the match. Ambiance had more possession, with Irlande trying to produce danger on the counter attack. Nil-nil at half time with Ambiance coming out more focused and immediately putting Irlande under pressure. Ten minutes in we were able to break their pressure which resulted in some possession and a big opportunity for our Dutch striker on a beautiful centre by Brendan, but it did not result in a goal. Auderghem regained control of the match in the last quarter and stormed the Irlande goal with six (!) consecutive corners. Goalkeeper Max kept his nets clean with some brilliant saves and was rewarded man of the match for that by his team mates. All defence did great in helping him achieve this clean sheet.
Final score: 0-0, man of the match Max