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.

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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.

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Fourth after 0-11 away win.


Senior Team

Goatsemodime Magolego and Luka Burns both score a hattrick each in a very one sided match against bottom of the league, penalty box heros.

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League penalty box heros – a-bot-team 0-11
It took eleven minutes to get into the match but once they did there was no stopping them.
Glenn Munn-Giddings opened the scoring as he made his way through the middle and nonchalantly placed the ball out of the keeper’s reach. Goatsemodime Magolego and Luka Burns both hit two before the break.

League V.230It took twenty-one minutes in the second-half before the ball hit the back of the net, from then on, in one, two and three minute intervals.
Simon Oberauer, Luka Burns (his third), Stephen Kealey, Goatsemodime Magolego (his third), Scott Lane and Eusébio Passos (his first for the club) the scorers.

Warren said afterwards, “I´m very pleased with today performance, we created eleven chances and scored from all of them”.


Youth Academy

a-bot-youth-team moved back into second in the league, winning away to bottom of the table, salentini_.

Lyle MacDonald intercepted a sloppy pass in central midfield, stepped past his marker and fired a cute shot into the bottom corner. John Ryan chipped it past the keeper after slashing through the home side’s central defence after 38 minutes, and a defensive blunder enabled Vasilis Bushaway make it 0-3 a minute later.
Art Smallridge took advantage of a bad back pass to the keeper 48 minutes into the game, and tapped the ball into the empty net.
The lads took it easy in from that momment on, knowing they had complete control of the game.


Youth Friendly

Only two days later a-bot-youth-team played a friendly match at home to the Italian side FC Optimus Prime.

The match went back and forth the whole 90 minutes. abyt went two up, FC OPT pulled one back only to see the home side increase the lead again to 3-1.
Three goals in 15 minutes from the visitors turned things around again, 3-4. Thankfully John Ryan got the equaliser with a fine header making the final score 4-4.

Unbeaten run ends.


Senior Team

a-bot-team´s long league unbeaten run came to an abrupt halt last night with a humiliating 4-0 defeat at the hands of preston rangers.

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League preston rangers – a-bot-team 4-0
Whilst some might say the result was a bit harsh for our lads, the fact is that they were well outplayed by a very good side.league-v-230

presten went ahead after only twenty minutes and up unitll four minutes from the end, the game could have gone either way.

38 year old Ryurik Izmestiev and 37 year old Malcolm Warren couldn´t keep the pace and were punished for it, with three quick goals.
“We’re all really disappointed”, admitted Warren at the post-match press conference. “We didn’t take the chances when they arose, and we’ve paid the price”.
“I’ve also got to hold my hands up and say frankly I got the tactics wrong”, he added. “We anticipated they would attack on one flank, but our defence was too central”.


Youth Academy

a-bot-youth-team slipped down to third place after loosing for the second time in a row.

The sbarbati boys went two goals up only to see abyt level things off, Calvin Tonge netting one before the break and Abel Akpom after the break.
The home side took command from then on scoring three time, making it 5-2, with only seventeen minutes to go. That was too much for the bot-youth, they could only score one further goal, Calvin Tonge´s second, but that couldn´t change the result.
The match ended 5-3 for the home side.


News

Simon Oberauer
Simon Oberauer
a-bot-team moved to resolve their defender crisis this evening by signing 18 year-old Austrian, Simon Oberauer from Liga IV side ugurugu.

A fee of just over £666,000 was agreed and Simon will go straight into the squad for Sunday’s league match against warstock warriors.