26550 spectators arrived at Job Centre Arena
, where weather conditions were pretty good for football. Ola Karlsson
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Frano Plavšin
and Mauno Lehtinen
Busy had chosen a strategic 4-4-2 formation.
The following players had been chosen: Rötschi - Constantin, Brinz, Portillo, Gorenjec - Olivera, Kéri, Rengifo, Sarkar - Raun, Christinat.
A 3-5-2 alignment was the formation of choice for Lytham.
They fielded: Griffiths - Karny, Aldana, Austin - Sabina, Polignino, Tower, Burkinshaw, Lečić - Constantine, Taylor.
Busy seemed to prefer attacking in the middle.
Lytham took the lead after 6 minutes making the score 0 - 1. A. Burkinshaw
placed the ball out of reach for the home side's keeper after a fine move, coming in from the left.
Busy's M. Olivera
was shown a yellow card after 13 minutes for slicing down an opponent.
With the scoreboard showing that 25 minutes had been played, Lytham nearly put themselves up another goal after O. Constantine
came through on the left. Fortunately for the home crowd, the keeper made the save.
After 30 minutes of play, S. Raun
equalised for Busy after an elegant attack from the right.
The home side put themselves ahead 2 - 1 after 38 minutes courtesy of a breakthrough from R. Kéri
, who scored with a stunning volley following a cross from the right wing.
The teams went for the halftime break at 2 - 1.
Busy enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 53 percent of possession.
A speedy charge from the left side of the field increased the lead of Busy to 3 - 1 as M. Olivera
finished it off competently, firing in from an acute angle.
At this point, it was obvious that the players of Busy lowered the tempo and became more defensively oriented.
Busy were determined to attack in the middle, even their wing attacks ended up centrally.
Cheers filled the stadium as J. Portillo
broke through the visitors' central defence to put away the ball to increase the lead to 4 - 1 to Busy.
It was obvious that team Busy had instructions to attack in the middle instead of on the wings.
A magnificent combination in the middle resulted in Busy's B. Gorenjec
increasing the lead to 5 - 1.
After 77 minutes Lytham's A. Polignino
limped slightly after a late challenge, but he was able to continue.
's lack of experience almost gave Lytham a goal after 78 minutes, but the shot went right into the keeper's arms.
Busy's M. Brinz
increased the lead to 6 - 1, after he saw his shot go between the legs of the advancing goalkeeper following some good play down the right wing after 79 minutes.
Busy's R. Kéri
was shown a yellow card for standing over the ball and blocking an opponent's quick free kick after 80 minutes.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Busy, with 60 percent of the ball.
Busy's top performer was clearly G. Rengifo
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
Lytham's best player was F. Taylor
On the other hand, S. Griffiths
's play was disheartening.
The match ends 6 - 1.