It was a BIG Game and that’s what we like as players ! We had a strong bench again despite a few regular players were missing like Nico, Aga, Jack and Dani (still injured). The game plan was to stay compact all the time in order to not let the fast African players from Reunited slip behind our defense. Within one minute we almost scored on a counter as Rosie came one on one at the keeper. We got a few more chances on counters and our defense didn’t give away anything except for one time but Radouane was alert to stop the danger.
It was 0-0 at half time and we kept the shape and formation. Rosie came close again and the best chance was for Azzeddine who found himself 5 meters away from the Reunited goalie but couldn’t put enough pace on his shot. The game changed when we couldn’t clear a ball on our left defense and Reunited took the lead 1-0. From there, it became harder for us as we needed to push more forward with the danger of fast counter attacks. They came close a few times but Radoune who was voted man of the match saved us a few times. With close to 90 minutes on the clock it was a brilliant pass from captain Benji which found Rosie on full speed and he didn’t hesitate one second and lobbed the ball above Reunited keeper. It was a great team effort as we never gave up despite being down and got our reward for our hard work at the end ! The beer tasted good despite a draw and we are ready for the next game !