The 3rds went into today’s game against Patjes FC looking to maintain their unbeaten run and extend their winning streak. However, the conditions were the worst they’ve been all season and were certainly an obstacle to navigate.
The 3rds got off to a perfect start when Nazim pounced in the box to make it 1-0, scoring his first goal for the club. The conditions affected the flow of the game and both teams needed to adapt. Antoine pull off an amazing save from a Patjes free kick which looked to be sneaking in under the bar. FCI 3 created a lot of good attacking movements and combinations but couldn’t add to their lead. Some more good work from Antoine ensured the 3rds went into half time 1-0 up.
The 3rds dominated play from the start of the second half and Patjes found it difficult to create much for themselves. Eventually this domination resulted in us adding to the lead, through a perfectly placed shot from outside the box by Tim. As Patjes started to tire, the 3rds maintained their pressure. A shot from the side of the box by Achraf was spilt by the keeper, Piet was on hand to tap into an empty net. Some complacency in the play set in after the 3rd goal and Patjes managed to score against the run of play. Our substitutions added a lot of freshness to the play and the 3rds went back on the front foot. Gavin played a nicely weighted ball into an oncoming Shane who finished to make it 4-1 and put the game to bed. The 3rds go marching on! MOTM Tim.