Fém. WS Woluwe D
#1 September 19, 2020 Fém. WS Woluwe D 0 - 1 Report FC Irlande Auderghem Ladies C
Ladies III played their second game of the season under perfect football conditions on Saturday 19th September. The temperature had already dropped somewhat from the day and the sun was still up (not every day that happens to our heros in green!), the pitch was perfection (grass, green, perfectly cut and BIG).
Despite the conditions, the game started badly with two early injuries quickly following one after the other, as both Flavia and Teresa had to step out being replaced by Niambh and Beatrice. Later on in the game, Eliana also had to step out after twisting her ankle.
The ladies put good pressure with Sarah, Gab and Eliana controlling the midfield, constantly putting through balls to Fra and Marine that kept outrunning the White Star defense. Despite the dominance, the score in half time was still 0-0.
In second half, Sandra came on for Beatrice, replacing Adeline in central defense, who moved to the wing back position. The ladies in green kept creating occasions but White Star’s fast attackers also kept defense busy. The Irish defense was led expertly by Niambh, with Adeline and Audrey blocking anyone trying to get through on the wings and with Claire as number six not letting any balls bounce the ladies were still in control and kept putting the red players offside. Mariana still had to make some crucial saves but did so gracefully, including one occasion where she had to come out of the box.
In the 65th minute the hard work of the Irish ladies finally paid off. Gab headed a ball coming from a defensive free kick to Francesca who put it in the goal.
After the goal White Star pushed more and more but the ladies in green held back and avoided danger. As the opponents put more pressure offensively, the Irish midfield took advantage of the space on the BIG pitch moving the ball around, switching sides. Final score 0-1.
The team left the pitch with the first three points of the season, hoping for a quick recovery for the injured ladies!!
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#2 September 19, 2020 Fém. WS Woluwe D 0 - 1 Report FC Irlande Auderghem Ladies C