The 3rds arrived at the STADE DES TROIS TILLEULS in auderghem on the back of two difficult defeats and were wanting to kick start their season against the powerhouses who are etteijks 2… the 3rds were in confident mood before the match as their squad was back to near full strength , something that was lacking in the previous two games. From the first whistle , the thirds were on the front foot. The passing was good and there was lovely link up play all throughout the pitch. The thirds were testing the keeper and eventually gav scored the opening goal.. soon after that Shane got the second and the 3rds were in control. Not long after Shane’s goal, the opposition got a penalty which was debatable which they scored from to bring it back to 2-1 at half time. The second half was a similar affair , however ettejiks were getting desperate and doing a lot of long balls over the top which fc irelande were able to deal with expertly… on came the super subs risto and tiernan for their debuts and not long after risto scored to make it 3-1. The 3rds continued to be the better team and late on an excellent cross by Tim was volleyed in at the back post by Shane who had a great game terrifying the ettejiks defence. Final score 4-1. This shows us what the team can do when we play with 11 men and we have subs! There is still improvement needed but after two losses it’s great to get the win and build on this !