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They say all good things must come to an end, and as with Hadri’s hair, the same was true of the 2nds unbeaten streak as we finally came unstuck against Cobra on the fields of Nossegem. 14 matches – a great knock.
The first half played out in biblical weather conditions, more like a deep sea fishing expedition than a football match. It was the 2nds playing into the maelstrom in the first half and it was two heavily wind-assisted goals that put Cobra 0-2 up early on. The first was a tidy finish into the bottom corner from their tricky winger, the ref not interested in Matteo’s Oscar worthy simulation in the build up, correctly allowing the goal to stand.
The season would not be complete without a customary own goal from Hadri and he was on hand to deliver today, with a neat flick off the head into his own net from a Cobra corner. Wind definitely claiming the assist on that one.
It was damage limitation for the rest of the second half as we battled against the elements to the half way point.
The second half played out in glorious sunshine.. typical! The seconds pushed and pressed but quality was severely lacking, until Lolo popped up with a beautiful volleyed finish over the keeper with plenty of time to go. All 11 men were thrown forward in the closing stages but sadly there was not enough in the tank to rescue a point and maintain the run. Immortality eludes us, for now…
MotM: Lolo ⭐
DotM: Hadrien 🍆

On the first bright and sunny day in Belgium for the past 50 years, the boys in Green went to play away at (our former) training home: Auderghem….with the suspension of some players (whom we will not name) and others deciding that they don’t care about winning anymore and went on « holidays », Captain Pep Self had to ~improvise~ carefully crafted my a new strategy : Max in goal and a one-time 5 (Matteo, Villu, Andreas, Ryan and Hadri), 2 (Booba and PA) 3 (Benji, Alva and Georgie)…the boys started the game with a bit of laziness and got several attempts from the opposition (none which were dangerous). The ref decided to get involved and distribute yellow for each and every words spoken by Ireland the same way Jesus (or The Lord according to ⁨Luis Ramos⁩) distributed bread …. An unfortunate fall from Andreas led to his thumb being dislocated and Pep Self to adapt the system by bringing in Gabba and setting for a more
Classical 4-4-2 …the game went on with no clear chances on either sides (and the red deciding not to whistle nor give yellow cards to the opposition despite clear and dangerous faults, including a ninja quick in Max’s chest …the game kept on worth some opportunities for the boys but none that led to a goal. A clear penalty was not whistled by the ref. Neil came in for Hadri and had a couple of runs, including one that led to a cross to Gabba who unfortunately could not score his header ….Alva was sent off for a second yellow and the game ended on a bitter 0-0….14 games undefeated is the only take away from today …
MOTM : Max
DOTM: Alva (because of the
red despite an overall strong performance)

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