Brussels British R 1
Firsts arrived in Rosiers with a spring in their step on the back of a 4 game winning streak for our top of the table clash against perennial champions RBBFC.
We had a strong squad of 15 despite a few absentees. First 15 minutes the game was very even then out of nothing they scored & added 3 more within 10 minutes. We struggled against their wingbacks & at times were overrun in midfield leaving the defence exposed. Lads were understandably shellshocked at HT. We had some great support & the president of Abssa was looking on too.
Second half we were much better, we had some chances including an Arjan penalty which would alarm air traffic control if it had have been in Nossegem. It was won by Dublin native Sean after a balletic tumble which wouldn’t have looked out of place in swan lake, Sean Lake you could say.
Yesterday is behind us now & at the turn of the year & we’re only 2 points off the top, we would have taken that at the start of the season & on the plus side I’m in charge for the next game on January 8th away to Portugal so we’ll be making it 7 from 7.
FC Irlande Vs Brussels British
FC Irlande played out an impressive hard-fought draw with old enemies
Brussels British in a cold and windy affair in Nosseghem after an equalizer from the spot by Dublin native Bonaldi Da Costa.
From right back to right wing. Before the game the boys in green
were sadly informed that they would be left without one of their boys in green as right back Sean Plaice was absent, attending a right wing rally for French president hopeful Eric Zemmour.
Having conceded two goals in thirty minutes in their previous match
FC Irlande manager Alavaro Fortun emphasised his squad’s need to stay focused and compact for the first half, eliminating silly mistakes and errors.
Brussels British scored after thirty seconds. With kick off won
by Captain Nair the Irish conceded a corner directly after tipping off, from which the Brits brutally capitalised. The ball swung in near post was flicked on, clipping the back stick and nestling into the net.
However, FC Irlande did not intend to lie down easily. After a slow
start, the Irish started to do what they do best in difficult situations – pick up yellow cards. One allocated to coolheaded Bonaldi Da Costa for seeking retribution on British’s number 11 after he left a late tackle on hardman Billy Kinane and one to Naim
Daibes for breathing (which is not allowed in Abssa).
Yellow cards in hand, the boys in green started to get going. Fuelled
with pineapple juice, man of the match and roadrunner Luke Gibson zoomed up and down the touchline causing damage on the right wing inspired by Sean Plaice with the Gilet Jaunes somewhere in France. A shot from Rachid was saved magnificently by the goalkeeper,
a strike just wide from Naim after excellent work by Lennart, and a ball skied high and wide by Nair. The pressure was mounting
“In Abssa you have to make your own luck,” said FC Irlande striker
Thomas Peeters after the game “or have a shit enough ref who will give you a penalty for nothing”. And that’s exactly what happened. Ten minutes before halftime the Irish were given a very well deserved and definitely 100% a penalty for a tackle on Nair which
was duly slotted away by Bonaldi Da Costa.
In the second half, chances were few and far between. The best of
them fell to mercurial Dutch Winger and all round nice guy Arjan Van Norel, who went through on goal but unluckily shot wide.
Too lazy to continue, Virgil Daan Dijk feigned injury with superstar
James Brett entering the field alongside David Deverchin who also came off the bench to make his debut for FC Irlande.
“He’s [James Brett] our best player, next week he will be captain
and take the free kicks and penalties” reportedly announced FC Irlande head honcho Alvaro Fortun, stumbling out of Le Corbeau in the early hours of the morning “He’s definitely not an Anti-Vaxxer, hes a great lad”.
The result sees FC Irlande stay in seventh place, five points off
the top with Brussels British leading the pack. A solid and strong performance, the point should give the side momentum to kick on and inspire a goal to be top of the league before the Christmas break. Next week they play Brussels LTC 2 at 13.30.