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.

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.


Off to a perfect start.

Senior Team

a-bot-team kicked off the new season in front of 32256 spectators at Kretowisko, and sent the vast majority home disappointed having defeated FC RSVM 1-6 to get off to the perfect start.

League FC RSVM – a-bot-team 1-6

New signing, Goatsemodime Magolego, needed only fourteen minutes to get abt off to a perfect start, scoring on his debut after a mistake by the home side’s central defence.

RSVM´s Taylor Ryan scored to make it 1-1, only to see Luka Burns put the away side back in front after thirty-five minutes. Olivier Moreau increased the lead to 1-3 four minutes before the half-time whistle.

After the break abt increased the pressure on RSVM´s defence by substituting Olaf Haberger with Darren Barnes in midfield. The tactical change didn’t seem to pay off until a quick exchange of passes on the left wing freed Olivier Moreau of abt to slip through the defence and scored his second of the day.

Luka BurnsLuka Burns received a delicate pass through the home side’s central defence after seventy-nine minutes, and chipped it past the flailing keeper to score making it 1-5. Luka completed his hattrick with a fine move on the left in the eighty-fourth minute.


Malcolm Warren was delighted with the result.

“We were outstanding today. It was so important that we got points on the board early, and we have done exactly that”, he said.

“Our aim this season is simply to survive, so to get three points on the board early is invaluable to us”. He added, “We’ll have our work cut out this season but above all, we must win our home games. That’s one out of one so far, while anything we take on the road is a bonus”.

Youth Academy

The weather was overcast with clouds and that’s how the game started for a-bot-youth-team in match three in the new youth season.

The home side was 3-1 up sixty-seven minutes into the game and looked like they were going to be the new league leaders. A minute later abyt pulled one back and equalized four minutes later.
New recruit Peter Clarke intercepted a sloppy pass in central midfield, stepped past his marker and fired a cute shot into the bottom corner.

abyt kept the upper hand and secured position one in the league and the 100% record.

One step away.

Senior Team

The expected high away win with “BOT” team Hull Huskes took a-bot-team one step closer to their first league title.

League Hull Huskies – a-bot-team 0-11
Although the team were 0-4 up, Darren Barnes put the team to disgrace by head butting an opponent and was sent off.
Coach Warren said “I don’t know what came over him”, continuing “I hope the other lad is ok, Darren has a lot of answering to do when we get back”.

Ryurik Izmestiev scored his second hattrick of the season. The other goal scores were Alan Gold-Spink and Steve Ramsay got one and Glenn Munn-Giddings, Olivier Moreau and Olaf Batz all getting two each.