Turkeys gave a-bot-team a lesson in finishing at Turkeys Stadium this evening firing home five goals without reply in to an emphatic 5-0 home win.
Turkeys – a-bot-team 5-0
Despite having the lion’s share of possession, abt were incapable of finding a way through the Turkeys defence, and went down to two first half and three second half strikes.
Turning to the performance in general he said, “It’s frustrating and disappointing that we lacked the guile to create an opening, and that’s clearly something we’ve got to work at”.
“Turkeys were very strong in defence and they worked very hard. They were happy to let us knock the ball around and hit us on the break, but we lacked an incisive cutting edge, and that’s where we’ve fallen down”.
He continued, “We’ll have to change the tactic and the line-up a bit before we go into the next game, on Sunday at home to Turkeys” .
Anthony Riddle gave the visitors a 0-1 lead after 44 minutes with a superb strike from the right. StrChild evened the score thanks to a confidently taken penalty by Aldo Pedone.
Riddle it was that made it 1-2 for the visitors, out wide on the left, where he found himself unchallenged and able to receive a fine through pass. The keeper came out to narrow the angle but not quick enough to cut the attacker off completely as he slotted the ball past him into the back of the net.
Giampaolo De Geronimo cleverly connected well to a pass from the right leveling things off again 3 minutes from time. 2-2 being the final result.
abt´s reserves travel to ZoomBy from the Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire) for another international away friendy.
That will be the 26th away flag collected so far.
We are hoping for a return match as soon as possible.
Newly promoted a-bot-team moved into second place after hammering THE WHITE SILENCE 4-1.
a-bot-team – THE WHITE SILENCE 4-1
abt eased past THE WHITE SILENCE at Nobodys Stadium this evening thanks to a superb first half performance which saw them go into the break 3-0 up.
abt got off to a great start when Alan Gold-Spink fired home to open the scoring after only three minutes.
After a thirty-eighth minute Scott Hardiman goal the players could sense victory and six minutes from the break it was 3-0 as Goatsemodime Magolego knocked the ball under the advancing keeper.
Although the visitors pulled a goal back in the second half, there was never any danger of a sustained fightback. Malcolm Warren scored four minutes later to give them that three goal lead as abt moved one point clear of the visitors.
“We’ve perhaps played better in other matches, but this was an important win for us”, said Warren at full-time.
“We’ve now have a one point gap between ourselves and the third and fourth placed sides which means we can´t concentrate on chasing the leaders without having to look back over our shoulders”, he added.
Two goals in the first-half, Calvin Tonge and Robert Moon, and three in the second-half, John Ryan, Lyle MacDonald and Calvin Tonges second of the day, secured second place for a-bot-youth-team.
The team is in a six point sandwich, three points behind league leaders, atletico sbarrti, and three points in front of third placed Little Knights.
a-bot-team reserves are off to Algeria, still looking to complete their flag collection despite no longer being a Hattrick-Suppoter.
Missing countries: see link below.
Flag we still need
Goatsemodime Magolego and Luka Burns both score a hattrick each in a very one sided match against bottom of the league, penalty box heros.
penalty box heros – a-bot-team 0-11
It took eleven minutes to get into the match but once they did there was no stopping them.
Glenn Munn-Giddings opened the scoring as he made his way through the middle and nonchalantly placed the ball out of the keeper’s reach. Goatsemodime Magolego and Luka Burns both hit two before the break.
It took twenty-one minutes in the second-half before the ball hit the back of the net, from then on, in one, two and three minute intervals.
Simon Oberauer, Luka Burns (his third), Stephen Kealey, Goatsemodime Magolego (his third), Scott Lane and Eusébio Passos (his first for the club) the scorers.
Warren said afterwards, “I´m very pleased with today performance, we created eleven chances and scored from all of them”.
a-bot-youth-team moved back into second in the league, winning away to bottom of the table, salentini_.
Lyle MacDonald intercepted a sloppy pass in central midfield, stepped past his marker and fired a cute shot into the bottom corner. John Ryan chipped it past the keeper after slashing through the home side’s central defence after 38 minutes, and a defensive blunder enabled Vasilis Bushaway make it 0-3 a minute later.
Art Smallridge took advantage of a bad back pass to the keeper 48 minutes into the game, and tapped the ball into the empty net.
The lads took it easy in from that momment on, knowing they had complete control of the game.
Only two days later a-bot-youth-team played a friendly match at home to the Italian side FC Optimus Prime.
The match went back and forth the whole 90 minutes. abyt went two up, FC OPT pulled one back only to see the home side increase the lead again to 3-1.
Three goals in 15 minutes from the visitors turned things around again, 3-4. Thankfully John Ryan got the equaliser with a fine header making the final score 4-4.