Malcolm Warren said a-bot-team looked incapable of scoring as they slumped to around nine defeat at the hands of THE WHITE SILENCE.
THE WHITE SILENCE – a-bot-team 2-0
Goals from William Tantucci and Wolff Porezag secured a 2-0 win for the Silence at The Great Silence Arena on Sunday.
Warren made 4 changes from the round six 4-1 win over SILENCE and was rewarded with abt´s third away defeat of the season.
“It was one of those nights where it looked like we can play for two hours and not score a goal,” Warren said.
“We didn’t have enough urgency in the first half. We were weak in some departments and we paid for that.
“I have no regrets over selection, I regret we lost the game.”
Warren’s opposite number Julio Gorriti was delighted with a strong display from his side, who looked far more cohesive, despite making four changes.
“I enjoy this win for all of the squad and for the fans,” Gorriti said.
“It was a strong game, with good solidarity. We moved the team at the start with different players and the answer from them was fantastic.
“We played a very good game and is very important for the difficult matches ahead.”
ReDuX – a-bot-youth-team 3 – 3 Calvin Tonge gave the visitors a 0-1 lead after 37 minutes after a swift counterattack. Stewart Sword rounded the defence and slammed in the 0-2, 5 minutes later.
Evan Mac and Víctor Brizuela made it 2-2 just before half-time.
The game ended 3-3, the home side went ahead in the 48. minute, Rick Childers the scorer only to see Vasilis Bushaway even things up 10 minutes later.
That was the first point against ReDuX ener.
abt´s reserves travel to Atesz FC from the Kyrgyzstan for another international away friendy.
That will be the 28th away flag collected.
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