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Vets2 finished their 2023 unbeaten run with a 6-4 defeat at Higgins. In the first half we didn’t take the 2 chances we had and they took their 2 chances, so we went to half time 2-0 down. In the 2nd half we fought our way back into the match and we scored 2 quick goals (Joris from the penalty spot and Yacine). It looked like we had them against the ropes then. But just like that they scored 3 quick goals from 3 set pieces and that was that. After that came their 6th, and we managed to score 2 (Yacine again and Enzo (also from a penno) before the end to make it 6-4. Good fighting from our side.

Vets2 played Bierghes today. And for the occasion we had special help from Gregorio and John S. (Thanks!!!). We controlled the whole game to the extent that the opposition didn’t have a single shot on goal. Unfortunately, our good display didn’t materialise in goals. We had a few good chances in the first half but their keeper, and a bit of luck kept us from scoring. In the 2nd half, more of the same. After 25 minutes Neil and Laurent decided to spice up things and cooked up an own goal that put us behind. Fortunately Yacine finally put away one of our chances and drew the match. End result: 1-1, which means Vets2 remain unbeaten in 2023!!๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช

Vets2 played against La Lorraine a good team in our league. A match with a special guest: a really strong win.
First half, Vets2 played as a team. Solidarity in defense, nice move up- front.
Two big chances for the opposition but no goals. Enzo used the wind in a big kick: 1-0. Later, on a corner, Oscar was at the right position : 2-0.
Second half was a remake of fort Alamo. A penalty missed by the opposition who still pushed until the end. They scored 2 goals despite the solidarity in FCI team. Last minut, they scored one more goal but it has been refused for a fault.
Anyway, a good point for us.

For the first game of 2023, we play in Wemmel with 13 warriors. We suffer for the first 15 min but the defense and the midfield didnโ€™t panic. We start pressing and on a fast break and a potential obstruction of Xavier and Oscar score the first one. Second half was 100% under control, we 2 goals with Enzo ( first one in Vets2) and Jacob. Great start for 2023,!!!!!!

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Vets2 – Entente racb

On a blistering cool day Vets2 had dug up beanies, buffs and long johns and were facing a tricky collection of Portuguese speaking and quite decent ballers. Game commenced and ot was even for 20 minutes, although they did have a bit too much command of midfield than we’d prefer. But then after a pinball action in our box, the ball rolled to their long haired guy who looks nothing like a footballer, he took it on the outside laces and sent an unstoppable curler in Laurent’s far corner. Dommage (on this day we are French, by World Cup ways) . Shortly after, on a corner we did well except from man marking, and they could volley it in from 5 yards. Dommage.

We did not give up, but on this day we conceded a penalty and it was 0-3 at HT.

We tried to close down midfield for second half, and found us more in control of the game. Obviously we lost a bit of the forward pressure but we had several nice moves with midfield supporting our lone striker. Towards the end we threw the kitchen sink (Luuk) and from the sideline he sent in a side spinning cross that hypnotized the goalie and it slowly rolled in. 1-3 and we kept on going. There was a lot of unorganized attacking in the end, but we did not manage to add more to the tally. But we ended the game on a high, and in Vets2 fashion two MOTM; Luuk and Neil. Now for xmas dinner.

Vets2 had to get up unusually early for this game, kick off at 12.30 and the pitch is notorious for the poor parking possibilities meaning time had to be counted in for that.

It was a cold kind of day, 3 degrees above freezing. Pep talk was about showing inspiration and desire, and to keep it simple when in possession. Simple stuff, really.

Reality in Vets2 is that nothing is simple, really. Game started evenly and the hosts showed signs of composure and decent passing, when they were not fucking up things in the back. Unfortunately for us, the attackers of the day were not able to exploit the free gifts offered and score stayed 0-0. Until they played their nifty number 7 on a run down their left wing, he kept Alan at bay and slotted one back across the box that was nicely put in goal. 1-0. Their second was from a corner, and it was pinball machine time before it landed on their guy to sidefoot in an empty net. 2-0 and we had a hill to climb.

Halftime talk was about showing some more spirit, because in fairness we were a bit nice guys out there in first half.

Niceties aside, game stayed even and there was not too much to cheer about. They nicked 2 more goals and Oscar scored 1 from a floating freekick, so game finished 4-1.

Some might have read too much in tea leaves and figured the other team had to be shit since they were bottom of the table. But on this Saturday they were simply the better team. Score could have been closer to reflect the game better, but we cannot complain too much, all the lads worked their best and in key moments it was a matter of misfortune and just one of these days.

Good performance in the buvette, to level things out a bit.

Vets2 played the Chiefs in stade Fallon. They scored a first goal on first half but it a was a really good balanced game. We had some chances but nothing really concrete. On the second half. we started higher and we dominated the first 15 min. They scored the second with on the only action with a long shot deflected by the defence. Really unlucky.
We scored with 15 min to go by Xavier. We had 2 other clear chances but none finish in the goal. A draw would be logical.
Good game from the whole team.

Version 1: Vets2 were up against their old nemesis Chenois, on a rather chilly Saturday at Nossegem. Spurred on by Laurent’s enthusiastic pre-match talk, the game was close for at least five minutes. We even had some great chances. But then we conceded 2, before Pascal pulled one back with a free kick screamer before half time. Second half was much of the same, some of other, but the opposition went up to 4-1 before we started a comeback. Unfortunately the game stopped at 3-4 so we all felt deflated in the end. But heads were high nevertheless, we are FC Ireland!

Version 2: Vets 2. : we play our friend Chenois. We start with a very high pressure and we have 3 clear chance. Unfortunately, they have 2 count attack and score 2 times. We score a goal on free kick in the โ€œLucarneโ€ as we say in France. We start second half pushing but we concede 2 new goal. We change the squad with a very agressive team with a 2-1-4-3 for the last 15 min. We came back with a own goal and wonderful movement in one time from the back to come back to 3-4. The momentum change and we were dominating. We miss a great opportunity on the last minute to make the draw. Great game form the team that never give up ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Vets2 lost 7-3 (goals by Oscar, Jimmy and Pascal). It was 2-1 at the end of 1st Half. In the 2nd half we missed a penalty (Oscar) and then conceded 5 and scored 2 more.

Vets2 lost 3-1 against Esperance Chenois. We started dominating and had a couple of chances and scored our goal within the first 15 minutes. But then they scored 2 in quick succession. In the 2nd half, we meant to equalise but we conceded a 3rd goal quickly and couldn’t find our way back into the game. End score 1-3.
Special thanks to Damo for a great job at referee.

Vets2 had a strange game, we conceed 2 goals on the first 15 min, the defence was not in position. After some adjustment, the start to control the game and the midfield. We came back to 1-2 before half time. We came back to 2-2 In the first 10 min of the second half. We push to get the 3-2 by playing a very agressive pressing and what happen happenโ€ฆ we get the 3-2. The last 15 minutes where I der control. We should have score a minimum of 3 goals with clear chance. That is a great result a free a difficult start. Great jobs in this difficult weekend ๐Ÿ‘

Vets2 played British United. We had probably our best performance of the year, but ended up losing 1-0 due to a lucky goal in the 2nd half. Good effort and dedication by everyone, in a very promising display of football. Special thanks to our competition as they let us play in their 2nd kit (Luuk forgot our kit…) and a very special mention to Pietro for playing in goals.

Vets2 report, we lost 2-7 against a good team. We did not had enough quality to do better today due to injured players. The team show a great fighting spirit until the last moment and never stop pushing. It is just a day off. Letโ€™s do better next week against British United ๐Ÿ’ชโ˜˜๏ธ

Vets2 drew with Omnisport Bierghes. The opposition scored their first from a corner, followed by a 2nd, taking advantage of our central defender being down (not really fair play from them). But as karma would have it, we scored from the ensuing kick-off (Jeff) and we managed to draw before half-time (Oscar). The 2nd half was quite even, with both sides having chances. They managed to score from a corner again, but we scored the equalising goal (Oscar) with 5 minutes to go. End-result 3-3, probably a fair result.

Vets2 lost 4-1 in La Lorraine. Very bad start with 3 goals in 15 minutes. Niall get injured after 10 min which did not help. We score the goal before the end of the first half. We dominate the second half but without clear chance. The pitch have not help us. A game to use to correct the error of the game

Vets2 beat Mireille Wemmel 3-2 today. We scored our first one (Oscar) after a good run by Mick. Our 2nd came from a penalty still in the 1st half. In the 2nd half they had more possession and with 15 minutes to go they scored. They increased the pressure to get the draw when Yacine scored our 3rd goal (a very soft goal…). But they scored their 2nd with 3 minutes to go. That made for a stressful last 3 minutes, but we held on and in the end got the win!!!! MOTM Laurent for a great performance in goals.

Version 1:

Vets2 – Match 1 against Entente RACB
First half : we let the opposition controlling the game and pushing. They quickly score two goals. After a reaction (goal scored by Ken), the opposition restart to push and score again. A beautiful crossed shot from Xavier give us the occasion to finish the half time with 3 – 2
Second half was in a slower rhythm. We miss a few chances on corner. The opposition get a discutable penalty that they score. Frustrating 4 – 2 for final score.

Version 2:

Vets2 lost their first game of the season 4-2 to Entente. We conceded 2 softish goals in the first 10 minutes and then Ken scored (again!!). A silky move by their attacker meant 3-1 before Xavier scored our 2nd before half-time. In the 2nd half we pushed them hard and had a couple of good chances. They didn’t have any chances but yet managed to score their 4th from an inexisting penalty.

All fixtures and results

#1 September 17, 2022 Entente RACB 2 4 - 2 Report FC Irlande Vets 2
#2 September 24, 2022 FC Irlande Vets 2 3 - 2 Report Mireille Wemmel
#3 October 1, 2022 Lorraine 4 4 - 1 Report FC Irlande Vets 2
#4 October 8, 2022 Omnisport Bierghes 2 3 - 3 Report FC Irlande Vets 2
#5 October 15, 2022 FC Irlande Vets 2 2 - 7 Report Higgins 3
#6 October 22, 2022 British United 6 1 - 0 Report FC Irlande Vets 2
#25 October 29, 2022 FC Irlande Vets 2 3 - 2 Report Postboys FC 2
#7 November 5, 2022 FC Irlande Vets 2 1 - 3 Report Chenois (esper) 2
#8 November 12, 2022 String Penelope 4 7 - 3 Report FC Irlande Vets 2
#9 November 19, 2022 FC Irlande Vets 2 3 - 4 Report Chenois SC 3
#10 November 26, 2022 Chiefs WSL 3 2 - 1 Report FC Irlande Vets 2
#11 December 3, 2022 Cornac United 2 4 - 1 Report FC Irlande Vets 2
#12 December 10, 2022 FC Irlande Vets 2 1 - 3 Report Entente RACB 2
#13 December 17, 2022 Jettoise Amicale - FC Irlande Vets 2
#14 January 7, 2023 Mireille Wemmel 0 - 3 Report FC Irlande Vets 2
#15 January 14, 2023 FC Irlande Vets 2 2 - 2 Report Lorraine 4
#16 January 21, 2023 FC Irlande Vets 2 1 - 1 Report Omnisport Bierghes 2
#17 January 28, 2023 Higgins 3 6 - 4 Report FC Irlande Vets 2
#18 February 4, 2023 FC Irlande Vets 2 - British United 6
#18 February 4, 2023 FC Irlande Vets 2 - British United 6
#19 February 11, 2023 Chenois (esper) 2 - FC Irlande Vets 2
#20 February 25, 2023 FC Irlande Vets 2 - Chiefs WSL 3
#21 March 4, 2023 FC Irlande Vets 2 - String Penelope 4
#22 March 11, 2023 Chenois SC 3 - FC Irlande Vets 2
#23 March 18, 2023 Postboys FC 2 - FC Irlande Vets 2
#24 March 25, 2023 FC Irlande Vets 2 - Jettoise Amicale
#26 April 8, 2023 FC Irlande Vets 2 - Cornac United 2

FC Irlande Vets 2

  • Team Captain : Laurent Michot and Pascal Hermant

Top goals scorers

  • Oscar 7
  • Yacine 3
  • Jeff 2
  • Joris 1
  • Ken 1
  • Nicolas 1
  • Pascal 1
  • Xavier 1

Top goals assists

  • Joris 2
  • Mick 2
  • Oscar 2
  • Alan 1
  • Ale 1
  • Antonio 1
  • Ken 1
  • Enzo 1
  • Rafa 1
  • Xavier 1
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