Men’s 2nds end the first half of the season with a hard fought victory away against Goalois. Beautiful goal by Ionut on Lolo’s cross in the first half. Defence kept the clean sheet. 1+1= 3 points!
‘You’re only as good as your last game’
Off the back of a 7-1 win last week FC Ireland were full of confidence! Matteo a late pull out due to injury meant M Neelen filled in.
Kick off, the Visitors in mustard yellow started us off. After around 10 minutes the opposition broke through the defence and was one on one with Josh in goal, who tried to advance, however no traction on the ground enforced a slip and the attacker finished it post and in. 0-1.
It wasn’t FC Irlande’s finest half. Sloppy passes, out of position players. The visitors worked a corner out of the greens. Whipped in on the wind, the keeper manages to get some fingers on it, then cleared on as far as their centre back who was waiting on the edge of the box. He fired it over, luckily for Irlande. The late addition to the starting line up Mathias Neelen, came close for Irlande with a sweetly struck volley that hit the post.
Half time came and with it, the hard dryer treatment from John-Simon.
Well after the break, the coach’s words of wisdom seemed to work. Irlande came out and played with purpose. And controlled the whole of the second half. The pressure built up and the opposition keeper just couldn’t handle it. Passing the ball straight to Lolo, who didn’t waste any time and hit it first touch into the back of the net. 1-1.
The rest of the half dominated by Irlande pushing for the winner. The visitors pushed a couple of times, then receiving a yellow card for diving in the box. Another yellow came soon after, Brioche attracted a horrible tackle and it surprisingly only Brough a yellow for the offender.
The visitor tried to break late on in the game but a good push by T-Lion earned him a yellow card. Then came a kick out by the yellow clad scroat, then a headbut, luckily for him the ref couldn’t be bothered with the paperwork of issuing a red, already on a yellow he well and truly got away with it.
A point for Irlande, but the second half was dominated and something to take forward.