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.
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.
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.
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Glenn Munn-Giddings fires in a hat-trick on the way to the title against Deportivo yesterday.
a-bot-team – Real Club Deportivo Chocolate 9-0
In a one-sided a match, abt defeated Deportivo 9-0 to secure the league title and promotion.
Steve Ramsay opened the scoring in the second minute, with a half-volley shot just below the bar. Glenn Munn-Giddings scored twice in four minutes, (16’and 20′), followed by goals from Luka Burns, Glen Allison and Alan Gold-Spink also within four minutes making it 6-0 at half-time.
In the second-half the ball only rippled the home side’s net three times, with goals from Ryurik Izmestiev, Olivier Moreau and Glenn Munn-Giddings, his third, but abt’s outright dominance was never in question.
“We got the goals our dominance merited and we’ve secured the league title, which was all that mattered”, said a jubilant Luka Burns at full-time.
Hat-trick scorer Glenn Munn-Giddings said, “We have gained promotion for the first time, it will be harder in the higher division, we will have to work hard to stay in league V.”