Players:

Radek Simunek
Gerd Lemke anonymous Colin Sablack Vitaly Klopot
Doron Raviv Bart Burgmans Dave Sheppard Jerry Lillard
Todd Benson Adrian Kieran

Substitutes:

Scored goals:

  1. Vitaly Klopot

Report

Four team tournament in Sterboholy; ourselves, DHL, Dynamo Zizkov, and NUSS FC, who we'd just beaten on the Thursday; half of that squad were unavailable this weekend however, we were looking a bit thin on the ground. Round-robin followed by a play-off between the bottom two and a final between the top two. Into battle then. Simunek between the sticks, messing up his ankle in the warm-up yet again; Ostrowski and Sablack central defensive pairing for most of the day, Sheppard and Burgmans in centre-mid, Benson and Kieran up front. Lemke and Klopot full backs, Child and Lillard on the wings; Szabo and Del Mastro on the bench. First up Partisan vs DHL. We pushed them hard and had most of the possession, Kieran in particular battling to create chances up front. A couple of half-chances for Child, one hit wide, one blocked. On a rare DHL foray into the Partisan half, however, we conceded a free kick right on the edge of the 18. Clifford, playing for DHL as he does, stepped up and curled it over the wall and into the top left corner. 1-0 DHL. Del Mastro came on for Child, Szabo on for Benson. Lemke picked up a yellow card for a petulant kickaway. We pushed up for an equalizer but got caught by a sucker punch - keeper saved, quickly booted it up field, one bounce, hit first time by the onrushing DHL striker, 2-0. Poor return for our endeavour. Kieran's hard work eventually paid off with a cross into the middle that Klopot headed home for 2-1, but there wasn't time for a second so we lost the first match. Lillard had to head off after this game so we were down to one sub. In the other game Zizkov beat Newcastle 1-0.