1sts were playing in deep Wallonia against New Arquois on a pitch with a 10% slope. First half we hit the bar twice, 2 off the line saves and played well on a difficult surface. However, we failed to score. Second half we struggled more and didn’t manage to get a lot of chance with New Arquois parking the bus.
FCI took on the weather and New Arquois at Nossegem, looking to bounce back from a disappointing 0-0 in Genappe two weeks ago. Starting well we missed a number of chances, with their keeper pulling off saves to deny Arjan and Sylvain. We made the breakthrough after a defensive mix up allowed Erik, who was on day release from Nua pub and nightclub, to prod home.
A mistake at the start of the first half allowed the visitors to rattle the bar with a free kick in a rare foray into the Irish half, but Arjan scored with his seldom seen right foot. After a let off on the other end, subs Tommy and Ciaran (on his debut) set up a number of chances which we couldn’t convert. Enough to send us into the Christmas break unbeaten and with another clean sheet.
Goals: Erik, Arjan
Assists: Siggi x2