Last Sunday we started with a great result against the Islanders. We setup with a fairly conservative, counter attacking game plan. The team executed really well and we created chances with whatever space afforded to us. Benji scored first after a sending the keeper to the ground in a one and one and a cool finish past a defender on the line. Pepe finished from close range for the second goal and a few short corners showed an extremely efficient return on our possession. Islanders responded before the end of the half with a break and the result of a tackle falling kindly to them and leaving Oli with no chance. The mantra for the second half was to continue the game plan and keep a compact shape. Islanders made some changes and applied early pressure. Oli made a couple of big saves on short corners and we began to make our own chances again. Abdel won won a stroke when tackled from behind as he was winding up, Nico converted. The third goal was key and the game was more comfortable from there on. Phillipp put he gloss on his already good game by stepping up from sweeper to give Pepe the chance he needed to score his second. Deserved scoreline from a big team performance.
MoM to Benji for his huge work rate and top goal. DoD to Nico, because Nico.
Team. Oli, Peter, Shehan, Russell, Phillipp, Srinu, Vishal, Nico, Abdel, Benji, Sunny, Pepe