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.

Second !


Senior Team

Newly promoted a-bot-team moved into second place after hammering THE WHITE SILENCE 4-1.

06-11-2016
League 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.

League V.230abt 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.


Youth Academy

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.


Friendly

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

Wrong tactic


Senior Team

Malcolm Warren´s tactical change in the second-half possibly cost the club two valuable point.

23-10-2016
League a-bot-team – warstock warriors 3-3
a-bot-team went two down after twenty-three minutes only to see Glenn Munn-Giddings pull one back seven minutes before the break.

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Luka Burns leveled things off before Goatsemodime Magolego fired in from an acute angle to give the home side a 3-2 lead.

Coach Malcolm Warren then made the mistake of the match by substituting himself and bringing on youngster Stephen Kealey in his standard postion, as center forward.

“I didn´t want to make the same mistake as last week and stay on too long and not have enough power at the end”, admitted Warren, “but maybe I should have tried to hold on to the result instead of throwing in another forward”.

The visitors levelled the score at 3-3 as László Presser struck home from a rebound off the crossbar.

Warren said afterwards, “That was a match we dominated and should have won”.


Youth Academy

a-bot-youth-team are back on tracks, winning again after two consecutive defeats.

After Art Smallridge scored early on in the game, the lads always looked like they were determined to win this match. Every time the visitors, either equalised, (1-1), or pulled one back, (3-2), abyt always had an answer and netted two, both times.
Lyle MacDonald and Calvin Tonge the scorers making it 2-1 and 3-1 and Abel Akpom and Vasilis Bushaway increasing the lead to 4-2 and 5-2.
As the visitor made it 5-3, quarter of an hour from the end, the lads had already changed down two gears andwere happy with the result as it was.


Friendly

a-bot-team´s reserves went down 1-3 to our French visitors in this first of two matches against les westies.
Although the team created more chance than les westies they could seem to get in the final pass or shot only to see the French netting three of their four opportunities.
Stephen Kealey scoring the only goal for the home side.

Stephen Kealey
Stephen Kealey