Venue: Happy Valley Pitch 2

Date: May 1, 2021

Kick off: 15:00

Squad: Ricky (GK), Leo (LB), Morse & Thierry (CB), Wai (RB), Enzo, Danny, Harwood, Krisna (LM, CM, CM, RW), Makito (#10), Ethan (Striker).

Subs: Will & Yuen

DBFC 0 – 1 Club Tropicana

This was another week when DBFC struggled to get a team out due to a variety of reasons. However, the squad of 13, which included new signing Yuen, was well balanced apart from missing a recognized centre midfield player to partner Danny Loup, but this space was filled by Harwood.
The first 20 minutes was all DBFC with some good passing moves and link play down the left from Leo and Enzo. Ethan was looking threatening, supported by Makito and Danny. Krisna’s skills on the right were causing tropics problems.
Thierry and Morse were solid at the back and with Wai at right back and Leo at left, Ricky’s goal didn’t look threatened. Then, disaster – a long kick out by the Tropics goalkeeper bounced once towards the DB box with two tall Tropics lads chasing in, Ricky came out a little to far collect and got caught under the ball, he shouted “keeps” but was outjumped by the much taller Tropics lads for the ball to be nodded over him into the goal. Against the run of play DBFC found themselves 1 nil down.
Things got worse because after 20 minutes Harwood came off with a head injury so Morse moved into centre mid and new boy Yuen went in a centre back.
No matter the amount of pressing and chances DBFC had they couldn’t find a goal and disappointingly left this match with nothing to show for some decent football in spells.
MOM: Danny Loup – lots of running and tidy play
DOD: Ricky for an unfortunate phase of play leading the goal. But it happens!