Femina White Star Woluwe B
Ladies I were to play against White Star on Saturday under typical Belgian stormy weather. The ladies in green started the game with decent intensity and despite a good save from Marie, the opponents scored rapidly. The game was quite balanced; there were a few opportunities on both sides, but White Star scored to bring the score to 0-2 at halftime. Luck was definitely not on FCI side for the day, with the injury of Isabel and, shortly after, Michèle, two of our rock-solid defenders.
Despite the first half and the difficult conditions, the ladies in green started well in the second half with a change of system and a goal from our “new” recruit Noémie, scoring a “standing overhead kick” (Her taekwondo skills are to thank for this goal, according to her). Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to maintain the team afloat and White Star scored four more goals. However, Mel couldn’t get away without a goal and reduced the score gap to 2-6.
It was a difficult game to start the second half of the season, there are things to correct and things to be satisfied with. There’s some more work to do to be proper “fucking bitches” (some of us are closer than others).
On Saturday, the FCI’s first women’s team lost their first match of the season against White Star Woluwe 5-0.
White Star started well into the match and put FCI under pressure right at the beginning. After an unfortunate pass in FCI’s build-up play, White Star had their first chance right after a good 30 seconds, which just missed the goal. FCI found it difficult to get into the game at the start, but had caught on after 10 minutes. The opponent was able to get several scoring chances in the first half of the match. Some were great saved by our goalkeeper Marie, other chances were excellently defended by the defense around Michèle and Sarah C.. Towards the end of the first half, FCI striker Mel had a good chance, but it was held by the opposing goalkeeper. The follow-up shot by Sarah H. also missed the goal, so that the score was 0:0 at halftime.
At the beginning of the second half, a questionable free kick was given near the 16 meter space for White Star. The cross from the half-right side was taken by White Star’a striker with a direct shot to make it 1-0. A short time later, white star increased the score to 2:0 with a goal that was strongly suspected of being offside. So it was after a good 60 minutes unfortunate 2-0 for White Star. In the further course of the game, the opponent was able to increase through two long-range shots and a header goal after a corner to 5-0.
Although this was not the desired start to the FCI season, we are motivated for upcoming training sessions and are already looking forward to our first win of the season.