Coin du balai FC
The 1sts lost 1-0 to Coin du Balai on a sunny but cold afternoon. It was a close game in the first half with some good chances for us. In the 2nd half, we did our changes but we couldn’t create any clear cut chances. On a counter attack, they scored with a deflected shot over Max. FT 0-1. Not a good afternoon for us but we will bounce back from this.
The 1sts claimed a well deserved but hard fought 4-0 victory over Coin du Balai on Saturday, following a brace each from Arjan and Rachid.
Despite the heat the boys in green dominated from the off mustering energy and intent that soon had Coin du Balai heaving. The early efforts bore fruit in the 12th minute when Thomas slotted a well timed through ball behind the defence for Rachid who calmly put it away in the far corner. Not long after the boys doubled their lead when Thomas headed a lovely floated ball from James into Rachid who volleyed in from close range.
Mid-way through the first half a number of Coin du Balai’s players remarked that Irlande couldn’t keep the pace up and they were right. Tancredi had to make a brilliant save, the defence had to make some key tackles and more than one Irlande player was relieved to hear the half time whistle.
The second half started just as intense as the first with Irlande again under pressure. Alvaro judged that James was a slightly more worrying shade of red than Billy and so brought on Cillian for his daily dose of vitamin D. James, Andreas and Arjan also came on and it proved the difference for Arjan soon opened his account following some fancy footwork from Rachid in the box. Coin du Balai seemed to run out of steam from that point and in the final minutes Luke was able to cross through for Arjan to complete his brace and round off the teams performance.
A great display from the 1sts with all 15 players contributing. Alvaro and the boys remain undefeated and continue the great start to the campaign. Rachid the well deserved man of the match.