FC Irlande Vets 1
Vets 1 drew 2-2 against (already relegated) Trinquant, who put up a good fight, went ahead 0-1, and then went behind from a penalty and a great Adi goal into the 2nd half, we should have seen it out but we wanted to keep things interesting until the end so we let them get an equaliser and the glorious winner in the final moments eluded us – 2 points lost but we can still avoid to finish in the bottom 4 if we win our last game – MOTM Musti with some mystifying trickery in midfield.
Very difficult match today for Vets1 reinforced with some vets 2… In a very slowly match, Ireland controle more the balls but have difficulties to create some clear opportunities without Rafa C. In front Jeff and Stepan tried to score but last pass were wrong or too many passes without shot… 0-0 half time… Rafa finally arrive and we tried to play faster, the réorganisation was good : a long pass for Jeff on the right and the assist for a nice goal from Rafa C… Too many nervosity still Fernando took is second yellow card and 5mn after Trinquant scored with their striker totally forgotten…. Hard moment but nobody want stay like this…. More pressure, more opportunities and on one of them their keeper go to pick up mushroom on the left and Musti scored with a long shoot…. Well deserved but a lot of stress… Final score 2-1 and MoTM François
Vets 1 today in a tricky match (a match of 6 points in football langage) and as usual in vets 1 team a lot of extra sportif issue happen… Finally we arrive 15mn before the match with 11 players and a nanou… The beginning of the match was totally Irish with a lot of good move, and Rafa M finish one of them after a great run from David… Second half start on the same bases but with a little stress more and more pressure from opposition but Clement delivered a nice assist for Rafa C. The end of the game was hard but central forward Ale, Gregorio and then Fernando control all till the last minutes and the goal of opposition… Nevermind 2-1 nice match, nice mentality and next season in first division of vets… Motm Rafa Martinez for his mentality and team spirit ( and for a fantastic goal)
Vets 1 faced Champions Forestois with an improvised team, many thanks to vets 2 for lending us 2 players so that we could be 12, but without much needed reinforcements from other vets playing for men’s teams it was an uphill task, even though Forestois were strangely disjointed and given the fact that we had nice spells of play they still went 1-4 up in the first half (Armands outfoxed everyone including his own attackers to score for us), we battled in the 2nd half and should have had more than the one goal to show for it (courtesy of Jeff!) but ultimately this ended up as a training match where we tried to make sure not to pick up injuries for the 3 relegation battles ahead – MOTM Rodri
Vets 1 played a direct contestant today with a nice squad versus 11 players without keeper… And the match was totally not expected and controlled… Gecko scored a nice goal with lob on top corner after 25 mn, Irish men try a lot of times to push for equalized, Rafa shot the post a first time but we couldn’t play our normal football because of stress despite our coach very motivated… Second half was the same: attack, lost time, shot on post from Christian, good opportunity from Yacine… But they scored the second goal on a rush when all our player was trying to equalize… Very frustrated match because they were not better, because we didn’t follow David advise, because we didn’t play our football, because they finished the match with 9 available players, because we are not able to control the match and ourself… Motm Johno who is the most wise man of us
Vets 1 came unstuck against a plucky Jeunesse st Gilloise side, we got a well deserved penalty which Rafa M slammed in off the post, H-T 1-0, 2nd have was up and down, both sides with chances and Stepan made sure at the death on a counter as the opposition threw everytning forward, babk to winning ways as we look to finish the season strongly, MOTM Tamlin
Vets 1 lost 2-3, some sporadic good play from us , had the lead, went behind, equalised and after a run of defeats we should have kept a good point against a good team but we’re still not quite managing to play as a unit, not helped by too many changes every week and several still working their way back from injury
Vets 1 lost 1-2 against table rivals BU, no referee which didn’t help although their guy did his best under extreme pressure from their very vocal defenders who played right on the edge. They scored from 2 chances as we wasted many corners. In spite of things not going our way Gregorio got a great goal back and we put pressure at the end but the opponents made things very difficult by playing the referee well & were lucky to finish with 11. Tough defeat but a lot of positives to take from it .
Vets1 played high up the table Tourinnois, we had 3 great chances in the first 20 mins, then the opposition who were cunning and technically good started to dominate and got 2 quick goals to lead 0-2 HT, we were more solid 2nd half almost breaking down their solid defence while Francois kept the scoreline 0-2 FT, no injuries as we head to a series of matches where ee should pick up points
Fantastic weather for football today, wind, rain and a amazing squad for vets 1… The winter mercato was not bad for vets 1 with Alvaro, Rodrigo, Pierre Antoine and a young Stepan… We started very well with a lot of nice moves but they scored on nice head in cross… We continue our pressure but we can’t score the first goal… The second half was against the wind so very difficult to control the ball, and Fernando took a red card on a fast move… With 10 men’s on the pitch we conceded a second goal just after.. But nobody want stop there and after several opportunities we scored a nice goal with assist of Rafa C and a nice goal of Alvaro… We couldn’t scored the second but the match was a great achievement
Vets 1 played Gast today…. During the week, the squad was full but finally 11 players arrived on stadium versus a top team… They scored early but Pierre Antoine equalized after a rush of Armands… But opposition was too strong, 3-1 HT… Second part was very difficult with their offensives and our tiredness… 8-1 final score
Vets1 were playing against the team just above in the table J. St-Gilloise R today. After 2 draws in a row, Vets1 were determined to make it a win this time. We started well organised and structured. Soon that paid off when in a first corner a second ball on front of the area saw Rafa Cremades take a powerful shot in to the nets. 1-0. We gave no chance to the opposition and took the advantage again 5 minutes later. Pierre-Antoine entered the area on the right and tried a shot that was countered, the ball remained in the air and there was Rodrigo to knock it in the goal with a strong header. 0-2 for us at HT. In the second half we kept on with a good organisation defensively and added two more goals and missed a few opportunities to make the difference bigger. Armands scored the 3rd with a good shot from the side outside the area that was deviated by the defender. Keeper couldn’t do anything. The 4th goal came after Pierre Antoine stole the ball to one of their defenders in the 3/4 of the pitch and went one v one with the keeper but his attempt was blocked. Adrian came from behind ready and slotted in with a lovely lob in a Georghe Hagi fashion. Game closed 0-4 FT. Coach David was pleased with the performance of everyone. Vets1 now sit comfortably in 8th place with 11 points and three games undefeated.
MotM Ale the boss in defense following by Rodrigo who should be vet definitively
Vets1 played ITT Gecko, a team in a similar position to ours in the table, a team who beat us twice last season thanks to last minute goals. So there is some relief that we got the one point today despite leading twice. First goal on the counter, Sparks bringing the ball down the wing and fining Rafa C. Who slotted it very nicely into the bottom left corner of the goal. Our second goal was scored by Rafa M. with one of his expert free kicks. We suffered a bit towards the end but did not yield.
MOTM Rafa Martinez
Vets 1 played Champions Forestois, a very strong and well organised side, we conceded a silly goal but held on for 0-1 HT, 2nd half was more open, we scored 2 (Matt and Rafa C) to their 4, final score 2-5, MotM Francois with some great saves
Vets1 lost 0-1 in a tight contest against third place team ambiance auderghem. Deserved victory for the opposition who had the upper hand most of the game, but had to wait until 10 minutes before the end to open the score from the penalty spot. We did test their goalkeeper on a few occasions, namely Gustavo with two very good long range efforts, but it was not to be today.
Vets 1 have liftoff, we bossed the midfield today, Clement opened the score with a mazy run, Rubio then lobbed the keeper, HT 2-0 up, they hit the bar, then Clement kept his cool to get his second, Armands curled a beautiful strike in the top corner, and finally Matt got his scrappy goal at the end, 5-0!!!! When we win it’s in style…
Vets 1 managed to stay in the match against a disciplined Tourinnois, twice coming from a goal down to be level at 2-2 on 55 minutes thanks to a couple of Rafa Rodri combinations, each getting one goal, but we then conceded 4 in the last 15 minutes, a bit of a strange capitulation which didn’t do justice to the first 55 minutes of the match – so Vets 1 still with no points after 4 matches …
No Game. Mutuelle has forfeited for the season.
Vets 1 away to a technically good Jefke we took the lead through a nice goal by Rafa C and lost the lead through a retaken peno, HT 1-1, their better fitness told in the 2nd half even though we had some good chances to take the lead, final score 1-3 but could have been different, MOTM Francois with loads of great saves
Vets 1 had a tough afternoon against Gast, we managed a consolation goal but lost 1-5, difficult first vets 1 match for Villu and MoTM Armands
Brazil 5 – Irlande 4
1-0, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, 2- 3, 3-3, 4-3, 4-4, 5-4 ….
Almost with the last blocked clearance of the game …
A shame to leave auderghem without a point at least
Very good first half with many new faces where it finished 1-1. Virgil with the goal.
They were much better in the second half.
Good test after all.
All fixtures and results
FC Irlande Vets 1
- Team Captain : Matt Higham
- Vice Captain : François Branchu
- Coach : David Martin Garcia
- Delegate : Liam Durack
Top goals scorers
- Rafa Cremades 10
- Matt Higham 4
- Rodrigo Pérez Grandi 4
- Rafael Martinez Neira 4
- Armands Baranovskis 3
- Jeff Bridoux 2
- Clément Dillies 2
- Adrian Miron 2
- Karim Attanjaoui 1
- Mustapha Belalij 1
- Gregorio De Castro 1
- Alvaro Fortun 1
- Virgil Ifrim 1
- Pierre Antoine Jais 1
- David Martin Rubio 1
- John Odonnell 1
- John Sparks 1
- Stepan Svoboda 1
- Marius Timaru 1
Top goals assists
- Rafa Cremades 7
- Karim Attanjaoui 3
- David Martin Rubio 2
- Gerardo Solarte 2
- Mustapha Belalij 1
- Vicenzo Blanco 1
- Clément Dillies 1
- Matt Higham 1
- Gustavo Mendez 1
- Rodrigo Pérez Grandi 1
- Oliver Smith 1
- John Sparks 1
- Tamlin Vickers 1