FC Irlande Ladies 2
FC Ireland’s P1 played its 3rd game of the championship season, against ASE Chastre, this Saturday 18th of September.
Our ladies were once again aligned in a 4-3-3 formation, as were the opponents. Our team didn’t get into the game immediately and were too nice: the ladies were watching the game happened and didn’t go towards the ball. This cost the team a first goal, with an infiltration on the left wing as of the 3rd minute. Right before the drinking-break, Chastre again scores its 2nd goal.
The break seemed to have reinvigorated our players; at the 33rd minute, Rossa Moreira recuperates the ball in the midfield, dribbles a couple of players, and tries a shot on goal. The goalie stops it but Chloé Liradelfo follows on second post and scores.
The second half is very different, as our defensive efforts are paying off and the game can be played forward.
Despite the will of the Chastre ladies to play the offside, we managed to find depth and try 3 duals with goalie, but no luck.
Our ladies 2 were dominated but continued their efforts. Unfortunately, the game ends on a controversial own-goal, followed by a double yellow card and the expulsion of one of our players.
We can remember from this game the strong character of our ladies who woke up during the game, showed a strong drive to play and make progress – proving the real ambition of our team.
Final score: 1-3
Sunday 12th of September, our Ladies 2 headed over to BX Brussels’ grounds for their second game of the championship.
We were facing a very good team of BX Brussels, very fair-play, who had strengthened each of their lines since last year.
Our Ladies 2 found themselves facing a very strong team, who wasn’t afraid of contact to recuperate balls and that’s what our team lacked: a lot of fierceness.
Half-time score: 2-0
After returning from the lockers, following our coach’s speech, we returned on the pitch with a stronger will but we still did not manage to open our score and were defeated by this BX Brussels team, who kept their positions well and were very well led by their captain – who closes the score in the last minute.
Final score: 4-0
Samedi 4 septembre, nos ladies 2 recevaient l’équipe du FC Saint-Michel pour entamer cette toute première journée du championnat.
Grande nouveauté dans notre championnat: changements volants illimités et jusqu’à 16 filles alignées sur la feuille de match.
Nous jouions en 4-3-3 et l’équipe adverse aussi. Ce fût un match très équilibré avec cependant quelques trous dans le milieu de terrain et parfois un manque d’appels des flans pour partir en profondeur mais un très gros travail de notre ligne défensive et de notre gardienne.
Nos Ladies 2 ont été menées à la 24ème minute mais n’ont pas réfrénées leurs efforts afin d’aller chercher un but à la 65ème minute par Sarah Touil sur un assist de Pauline Boivin.
On peut aussi noter les nombreuses bonnes combinaisons entre les joueuses et l’envie de jouer de chacune d’elles, qui sont la preuve d’une réelle ambition et amélioration de notre équipe.
On notera les débuts en championnat de nos nouvelles recrues Maria Nemesis Philippas, Céline Kersmaekers, Kathlyne Guellec, Sarah Kahya et Pauline Boivin qui n’ont pas lésinés sur les efforts pour obtenir le tout premier point en championnat P1.
All fixtures and results
FC Irlande Ladies 2
- Coach : Alexandre Gerez
- Captains : Sarah Touil, Marie Morelle, Gabrielle Virgone