DBFC45s 1-3 HKFC Rovers

Friday 1 November 2019 at HKFC, K.O. 8.30 p.m.

Squad: Mark Mc/ Kieran C, Pedro, Steve, Mike C/ OB, Kenny, Thierry/ Fouad, Oisin, Kieran Mck. Initial subs: Gazz, Baz, Fela

A disappointing performance after a bright start. We had good attacking options for this game and thought we could take the game to Rovers. This worked well for the first 15 with Fouad (fresh from playing 80 minutes for Dynamics) off on a number of mazy runs. We were the first to create chances but went 1-0 down against the run of play after one of their players was given too much space from 25 yards out. Instead of carrying on with our passing game, we started to make unforced errors and gave a second goal away – a corner by us that was easily cleared by their defender, a missed challenge just inside their half, resulting in a 2 against 1 breakaway. HT 2-0 down but we thought we could get back in it. Early in the second half we went further behind with Rovers again getting players into the space between Centre Backs and Centre Midfield – this time a cross field pass that was well finished from 25 yards. We clawed one back from a Thierry penalty 10 minutes from time. And then in the final moments, we were awarded another penalty. Those of us on the side at that time expected Thierry to take control it but Fela decided that, as in Kindergarten, we should all take turns. The rest is history and we ended at 1-3. MOM to Pedro for a decent CB performance and another DOD for Fela’s growing collection.