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Dark skies made the crowd of 61995 at dh6 arena a little nervous, but the rain held off. Vladimir Vitrih was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Ayberk Tarim and Áron Csernus. After thorough analysis and consultation of astrological charts, hucktrick decided to go with a 4-5-1 formation. The following players had been selected: Must - Harper, Hawle, Jackson, Farquharson - Niesten, Aste, Petuchovas, Avery, Lane - Trombetti.

Gentlemen prefer blondes and Rockingham prefers a 4-5-1. Let's see how this plays out for them. Starters: Isakov - Laftsis, Nevin, Valdivieso, Thomas - Sjouwerman, Frederic, Schlicht, Chance, Grant - Zubizarreta.

Using their titanic counter-attacking abilities was the strategy of choice for Rockingham today. 3 minutes in, the referee awarded hucktrick a penalty. G. Aste coolly slotted it home for a 1 - 0 lead. hucktrick nearly produced a goal as J. Lane set up F. Niesten for a strike from a seemingly impossible angle. He was unprepared though, and put the shot wide. A cross coming in on the right hand side left I. Laftsis alone in front of the goal after 30 minutes but his shot wasn't taken well. Good work by hucktrick's defensive line after 31 minutes produced a good counter-attack chance, one of which cut elegantly down the middle of the field and found M. Trombetti alone in front of the goal, but his shot whistled just wide. With the clock showing 34 minutes played, a great pass from the defensive line of Rockingham resulted in a counter-attack that was smoothly brought under control by R. Chance in the center of the opposition's penalty area, but his finish went high. Rockingham was given a free kick 38 minutes into the match after the defenders stopped the counter-attack. Interestingly, the free kick was directed at the area just in front of the keeper instead of at the goal mouth. The attackers were relentless, and after a short struggle with his marker, I. Laftsis could finally lay the ball to rest behind the keeper. That goal made the score 1 - 1. The referee showed hucktrick's V. Petuchovas the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge. Rockingham had a good opportunity to score the go-ahead goal after a combination on the right but the home team's keeper R. Must saved C. Schlicht's shot that was headed straight to the top corner. 1 - 1 was the score after the first half. Looks like Nate Silver was right again - his prediction that hucktrick would have 59 percent possession in this half was spot on!

Was it the hair gel? Was it a gift from the gods? Either way, the faithful won't care. Soaring like a Saturn V, C. Schlicht somehow got his head on a J. Valdivieso moonshot from the corner and buried it in the back of the net. What grace! What power! Plant the flag for Rockingham, Neil Armstrong! The score is now 1 - 2. The hucktrick coach was desperate to reverse his team's fortunes in the game, and ordered his team to change their strategy. After 60 minutes, hucktrick substituted M. Trombetti for M. Naumann, hoping for a quick impact on the field. With 60 minutes played, the hucktrick coach decided a substitution may help turn the game around. L. Polito came on and F. Niesten had to leave the fray. K. Grant had put in a good 70 minutes and left the field with a smile on his face due to his team's lead. J. Halmetschlager was the replacement. The crowd gasped as E. Harper of hucktrick was flattened by an opponent after 74 minutes and had to be helped off the field. M. Brennan hopped from the bench to replace him. 79 minutes into the game, Rockingham worked the left side industriously creating several opportunities to add to their lead, but just couldn't apply the finishing touch. 80 minutes into the match, hucktrick's G. Aste maneuvered his way around the opposition on the left flank, delighting the crowd with his twists and turns. The effort paid off as the ball found the back of the net, evening the score at 2 - 2. hucktrick had a good opportunity to take the lead as R. Jackson came up the left side, but he struck the ball weakly and it went straight into the arms of E. Isakov. After 83 minutes, a well-worked counter-attack by Rockingham on the right gave N. Nevin an easy opportunity in front of the goal. He duly converted to make it 2 - 3. A foul after 85 minutes resulted in a free kick for hucktrick. G. Aste took advantage as he curled the tying goal into the top corner, out of reach of the keeper’s outstretched arms. 3 - 3. At that, G. Aste was noted down for a hattrick! 88 minutes into the game, Rockingham wanted to bring some new energy to their game. E. Isakov gave F. Del Pozo a quick hug as he left the field. As the 89 minute mark approached, the Rockingham manager decided it was time for a substitution. N. Nevin reluctantly made way for A. Cuadros. hucktrick set the tempo, maintaining 61 percent of possession.

The most outstanding hucktrick player was without a doubt J. Lane. Speaking of stinking up the place, M. Brennan sure smelled like the bottom of Batman's shoe after a night of crimefighting in Gotham. Rockingham's top performer was clearly C. Zubizarreta. Even six year old fans were wincing at the poor play by J. Valdivieso today. The match ends 3 - 3.

Rating details

Midfield brilliant (low) solid (high) 42 27 11/20 7/20
Right defense supernatural (very high) supernatural (high) 56 55 14/20 14/20
Central defense world class (high) world class (very low) 51 49 13/20 13/20
Left defense titanic (very high) supernatural (low) 60 54 15/20 14/20
Right attack poor (very low) magnificent (very low) 9 45 3/20 12/20
Central attack weak (very low) passable (very low) 13 21 4/20 6/20
Left attack magnificent (very high) magnificent (very low) 48 45 12/20 12/20
Indirect set pieces
Defense outstanding (very low) solid (very high) 37 28 10/20 7/20
Attack solid (very low) passable (high) 25 23 7/20 6/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Counter-attacks
Tactic skill (no tactic) titanic (no tactic) 15 15/20


1 - 0  G. Aste 3'
1 - 1  I. Laftsis 38'
1 - 2  C. Schlicht 59'
2 - 2  G. Aste 80'
2 - 3  N. Nevin 83'
3 - 3  G. Aste 85'
1 card accumulated V. Petuchovas 41'
Got injured E. Harper 74'
Behavior B. Farquharson
Substitution Out  M. Trombetti
In  M. Naumann
Toward Wing To  Defensive
Substitution Out  F. Niesten
In  L. Polito
Substitution Out  K. Grant
In  J. Halmetschlager
Substitution Out E. Harper
In M. Brennan
Substitution Out  E. Isakov
In  F. Del Pozo
Substitution Out  N. Nevin
In  A. Cuadros



Chance distribution

Home Away
11 8

3 Left attack 1
3 Central attack 2
2 Right attack 3
2 Other 1
1 Special events 1
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Rating details

Please note that the percentages above are meant to guide you, but they do not equate to the exact probabilities (to score for example) used in the match engine.

Indirect set pieces

Defense outstanding (very low) solid (very high) 37 28 10/20 7/20
Attack solid (very low) passable (high) 25 23 7/20 6/20


Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Counter-attacks
Tactic skill (no tactic) titanic (no tactic) 15 15/20

Average ratings

Total player experience passable (high) solid (high) 23 27 6/20 7/20
Average midfield brilliant (low) solid (high) 42 27 11/20 7/20
Average defense supernatural (very high) world class (very high) 56 52 14/20 13/20
Average attack passable (very high) outstanding (very low) 24 37 6/20 10/20
Total average brilliant (very low) outstanding (high) 41 39 11/20 10/20


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