Fém. WS Woluwe D
On a cold and sunny evening at Stade Fallon, ladies 3 set off to play against WS Woluwe, one of Brussel’s top teams.
They warmed-up assiduously, physically and mentally, some by singing Brazilian and Swedish pop songs.
As the game started, it quickly became clear that our players would have to battle for every ball. Rebecca in particular reached for every occasion, a quality which would later bring her a replacement for blue eyeshadow on one eye.
The opponents were quick on their feet, but our ladies managed to keep the ball running mostly in their favour.
As the second half started, supporters, including Claire, Teto, Patrick and Patrick’s daughter huddled under thick coats. They brought their voices together enthusiastically as our ladies in green came close to scoring.
The disastrous moment happened around the 70th minute, when a goal was scored against us.
FC Irlande got back up, fought harder than ever, however they were not able to build back up.
They did however gather later that night at the Funky Monkey, to discuss strategies and tactics. LETS GO IRELAND, LETS GO!!!
On Saturday evening in Auderghem, the ladies in green got ready to meet strong opponent White Star.
The game got of to a tough start as White Star’s fast attack overtook the FCI defense and took the lead 0-1.
FCI came back with a series of good actions and Bea then equalised with a super goal on a beautiful pass by Rebecca. Shortly after, on a great action by Francesca, where she dribbled the keeper, the ball ended up in White Star’s net but unfortunately the goal was cancelled due to offside.
In the beginning of second half White Star’s attack again overpowered the Irish defense scoring 1-2 but FCI came back quickly with a very nice combination on the left wing leading to a goal by Sarah K.
Unfortunately, White Star then benefitted from a confusion in the penalty area to score their third and the match’s final goal.
It was a very well fought game with many twists and turns. Francesca was wrongly called offside few times on good occasions. Sephora was not letting anyone pass her in defense and Mariana made some very heroic saves.
At the end of the day, the end result 2-3 was not unfair but the FCI ladies did show they are a force to be reckoned with against one of the strongest teams of the league. Next time at Stade Fallon we hope to better reflect it in the results as well.