Reached season-goal.


Senior Team

a-bot-team edged closer to the finish line with another thumping win this afternoon, this time an 8-0 drubbing of HF EVO CITY in Essex. The players have made a habit of scoring hat-tricks this season, however center-forward Luka Burns went one better, hitting four of the goals, with Scott Hardiman, Goatsemodime Magolego, Eusébio Passos and Simon Oberauer getting the others.

27-11-2016
League HF EVO CITY – a-bot-team 0-8

When asked at the post-match press conference, Warren said, “We’ve reached our goal for this season”. He continued, “After promotion to division V. our aim, for the first season in the higher division, was to stay in that league”.

Commenting on his side’s performance this evening.
“We absolutely dominated the game from the first whistle to the last, and I think we were perhaps unfortunate to not win by a greater margin”.

He continued, “Luka was outstanding today. He’s got seventeen goals to his name already, a terrific strike-rate, and it wouldn’t surprise me if wins the top scorer medal for the second season running”.

abt´s goals have been coming from all sections of the team, showing that this seasons scoring-training has paid off.

The edge was taken off the win however by Stephen Kealey’s ordering off for two yellow cards.


Youth Academy

The new youth season started with the newly formed youth team as expected, abyt – ReDuXjr 0-8.
The new recruited player did their best but couldn´t keep up with the pace and it was clear right from the start that ReDuxjr had played together a number of time before.
Youth coach, Clem Franken, was still please with the youngster performance.


Friendly

In the two matches with Dominican Republic side, Cereales F.C, abt´s reserves lost both game clearly to a far better organised team, 0-3 and 2-4.

No away goals, again


Senior Team

Malcolm Warren said a-bot-team looked incapable of scoring as they slumped to around nine defeat at the hands of THE WHITE SILENCE.

27-11-2016
League 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.

the-white-silence“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.”


Youth Academy

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.


Friendly

abt´s reserves travel to Atesz FC from the Kyrgyzstan for another international away friendy.
That will be the 28th away flag collected.

Revenge over Turkeys


Senior Team

Warren believes today’s showing from his a-bot-team players demonstrated that the team have improved in their mental approach to playing Turkeys and praised their team spirit.

20-11-2016
League a-bot-team – Turkeys 3-1

It took the home side all of 10 minutes to open the scoring with Luka Burns putting abt ahead against a Turkeys side that looked caught in the headlights. Courtesy of the midfielder’s sloppy pass in the centre of the park, abt’s Alan Gold-Spink flew down the left flank before proceeding to pick out his captain on the edge of the visitors’ box. Instead of trying his own luck, the captain nodded the ball along to the waiting Burns who caught the bouncing ball on the volley to make it 1-0.
With the bit between their teeth, abt pressed on and it didn’t take long for Ryurik Izmestiev to once again threaten down the left, his a well-rehearsed corner curled towards the far post where Darren Barnes’s hard but accurate header made it 2-0. After 32 minutes into the game the home side had comprehensively stamped their authority on the game.

With momentum in their favour, abt´s began to find their form. With a free-kick outside of the Turkeys box in the 60th minute, Izmestiev fired the ball into the box with an excellent delivery that kept Björn Duv fixed to his line, but Goatsemodime Magolego saw his volley fly wide of the mark.

The game heated up as both sides created their fair share of chances throughout the remainder of the first half. With 20 minutes to go before the end, as Amilcare Fratangelo dashed up the middle, easily lobbing the ball over the home team’s keeper.
After 83 minutes, abt sent a free kick in high over the penalty box. In what looked like a well-rehearsed move, the ball was headed backwards and reached Freddie Hillman, who had plenty of space and time to place a well aimed shot, 3-1.