3rds took another vital 3 points today to follow up on last week’s win. After a delayed start and Fatih volunteering to referee (big thanks!!) we got underway. Irlande started the better side and created a couple half chances in the first ten minutes showing our intent, but Lemmens took the lead in a quick counterattack. We weren’t going to back down though and went at them again, eventually Brendan capitalized on a poor ball by their defence and smashed one into the top of the net. 1-1 at half time and now we had both the sun and the wind in our back. An eventful first ten minutes of the second half saw a penalty for handball superbly put away into the top right corner by Shane, who followed with a second goal minutes later tapping in Brendan’s saved shot. Lemmens were getting extremely frustrated at that point and play was interrupted multiple times but in the last minutes Rodrigo finished them off with a cool finish after nice buildup play down the left. 4-1 win away and a crucial 3 points to continue our drive towards safety in the 3rd division. Keep it going lads, keep it f-ing going!!!
3rds faced a top 3 team with a few more new faces and got off to the best start with a nice move down the left wing resulting in a corner, Sergiu cross headed in by Luis (on loan from the 2nds). They equalized soon enough but new kid Brendan made it 2-1 on his debut after a fluffed clearance from their “keeper”, soon followed by another again from Brendan. Denis and Jaime then made it 5-1 by half time. Second half was less eventful, with a penalty awarded against us and another gave the opposition some hope, but Luis finished them off with a screamer (that any half decent keeper would’ve saved…) 😉
6-3 final score and a much needed win for the 3rds!