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Good day for the 3rds with our first points of the season. Went 1-0 up in the first half, Paddy’s corner headed in by Max, and made it 2-0 in the second half after good pressing up front won us the ball and Jaime quickly put it on a plate across the box for Shane to finish. A few late chances escaped us and it stayed 2-0. Great team effort, solid at the back and middle. MOTM second week in a row was Max, Shane a close second, and a number of team votes with everyone putting in the effort for a good win.

After a tough first game last weekend where FCI3 lost 5-2, our second game of the season got off to an uneventful start with both ourselves and FC Patjes alternating in spells of possession.
Mid-way through the first half Patjes managed to get the opener with a through ball between our two center backs which led to a 1-on-1 opportunity that was well taken. We managed to collect ourselves, retain more of the ball and see out the half without conceding any other chances.
For the second half we began in control, holding the ball well and creating a number of good chances. After 12 minutes, a quick throw by Wilf deep in opposition territory found its way to Jaime who slotted home past a scrambling goalkeeper. The 3rds capitalised on this confidence after the goal by creating a number of half chances. Unfortunately, in committing players forward in search of the winner we were left thin at the back and conceded two very unfortunate goals late in the game on counter attacks.
Maxime claimed man of the match on his debut after a dominant physical performance at the base of the midfield – destroying the opposition’s possession and launching our attacks. He continues to vindicate his nickname ‘Mad Max’ and we’re glad to have him in the team for this season.
Overall an improvement on our previous performance but with a lot of work to do this week in training.
A new look 3rds faced a strong team for their first game. Many debuts, 8 in fact, followed a summer of recruitment to rebuild the team after a number of departures and a few retirees moved to the Vets. Not too much else to say about match itself unfortunately, we lost 2-5 in what was for the most part a fairly one-sided affair. In the first half they were in control for large parts and went 0-2 ahead by half time through some well built attacks, but we changed formation and improved in the second half. We narrowed Colo-Colo’s lead after Wilf was taken down by 3 (yes, it took 3 of them, harder than he looks that fella!) in their box. Faz coolly slotted the resulting penalty past the keeper. It wasn’t long before we conceded a penalty at our end however for them to go 1-3 up. Before they got their last goal we showed signs of what we’re capable of with a good attack using the space on the wings for Timothé to feed a ball into the danger zone where, after some confusion in the area, Shane was on hand to get us a second goal late in the game, albeit only a consolation goal at that stage of the match. With a lot of new faces in the team we’ll need a bit of patience to get to know each other better. Looking forward to next Saturday!

All fixtures and results

#1 September 4, 2021 FC Irlande Men 3 2 - 5 Report Colo Colo
#2 September 11, 2021 FC Irlande Men 3 1 - 3 Report Patjes FC
#3 September 18, 2021 Bouks 0 - 2 Report FC Irlande Men 3
#4 September 25, 2021 Sicula AS - FC Irlande Men 3
#5 October 2, 2021 FC Irlande Men 3 - Les Requins
#6 October 9, 2021 Saint Georges 2 - FC Irlande Men 3
#7 October 16, 2021 FC Irlande Men 3 - Anderlecht Lemmens
#8 October 23, 2021 Midi AS - FC Irlande Men 3
#9 October 30, 2021 Ster’s - FC Irlande Men 3
#10 November 6, 2021 FC Irlande Men 3 - FC Hellas Berchem
#11 November 13, 2021 FC Irlande Men 3 - Foot Josaphat
#12 November 20, 2021 New Inn 2 - FC Irlande Men 3
#13 November 27, 2021 FC Irlande Men 3 - Ster’s
#14 December 4, 2021 Gast FC 1 - FC Irlande Men 3
#15 December 11, 2021 FC Hellas Berchem - FC Irlande Men 3

FC Irlande Men 3

  • Captain : Sergiu Ciocea
  • Vice-Captain : Rodrigo Perez Grandi
  • Coach : Daniel Lissoni

Top goals scorers

  • Faz 1
  • Shane 1
  • Jaime 1

Top goals assists

  • Wilf 2
  • Timothé 1