Lorraine RFC 2
On that beautiful autumnal day, the 2nds played in Rosières against la Lorraine 2, with the evergoing ambition to get their first victory of the season. The game started quite well for the boys in green, with good pressure in the midfield giving the impression there was only one team on the pitch. Quick and long passes easily found the space behind their last line. After some first dangerous but unfruitful situations in the box, a long ball by Brioche saw Gabe make a run and deliver a cross to Benji who skilfully shot the ball in the back of the net with a neat volley. 1-0 for Ireland.
This then led to the unfortunate repetition of the previous games, with lower intensity and lack of concentration. Not more than 5 minutes later, a poor pass from our box ended up directly in the feet of their striker who just had to run few meters and had all the time in the world to shoot. 1-1 at half time.
The second part of the game was very different with a much more balanced and open game. Both teams had some good chances to take the lead but keepers and strikers’ clumsiness kept the score as it was. Misfortunate also came in, as an injured Clément had to get out. Due to an injury Luis was also limited in his movements only few minutes after he appeared on the pitch but had to keep his position as no more substitution was possible. The reshuffled team suffered in the end of the game, with multiple chances for the opposition to score. Heroic defending and a bit of luck led to a deserved point but still no desperately needed victory. Final result 1-1.