Despite a hard-fought win in the reverse fixture earlier in the season, FC Irlande 3rds find themselves 8 places lower in the table than today’s opposition, Vogelpik FC. Today marked the long awaited return of Wilf, returning to the match day squad after over a year out through injury.
Vogelpik FC started the better of the two teams and a misplaced pass gave them the opportunity to transition quickly to take the lead mid way through the first half. The 3rds failed to find their rhythm and created very few chances in the first half.
The second half saw the 3rds start to control the ball better and dominate possession. Vogelpik FC were content with sitting back and didn’t create many chances in the second half. Despite the 3rd’s resurgence in the second half, we couldn’t turn this into enough clear cut chances. Nazim had a close range shot saved and Gavin had a long range free kick go inches outside the post. Overall, we didn’t create enough to deserve more from the game but we take the positives, including the return of our talismanic captain and move forward together. Better days to come. Result: 0-1 MOTM: Michael
Today the thirds travelled away to Volgelpik FC for what was really a must win game after the defeat last week. We started a bit tentative and didn’t play with real penetration in the 1st half. This lead to us being behind at HT 1-0.
At HT we discussed what needed to be done and got down to it! Within 5minutes it was 1-1 thanks to Nikos who had a chance from a second ball at a corner then put in his own rebound. 2 minutes later we broke through again with Luke who cut in from the right wing to find Shane who shot from the D, deflection of the defender and in. 2-1 and in the driving seat!
Then within 60 seconds it was 2-2, let’s not speak about this haha
We rallied hard and after another corner the second ball fell to Shane who passed to Timo, boom! 3-2!! After a very hard fought final 10mins the 3rds preserved under pressure from Volgelpik to get the 3points.
Huge thanks to Saul who reffed the game on his Birthday, 21 today! Haha
And a massive thanks to Rudy, Jimmy & Luke from the 1sts who helped us today, so so appreciated!
Goal Scorers: Nikos, Shane, Timo.