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57457 spectators arrived at The Furnace, where weather conditions were pretty good for soccer. Jari Henttonen was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Rafael Arcos and Oliver Emil. The rivalry game had been the talk of Greater Manchester all week and fans of both teams could be seen throughout the stadium. Dentbridge started off with a 4-4-2 lineup. Lineup: Hughes - Duggan, Sângeorzan, Hansen, Raskin - Savén, Warner-Davies, Hooper, Dunk - Ræstad, Lee.

A 4-5-1 alignment was the formation of choice for Vibes. Starters: Miquelina - Leonard, Thorne, Bokholt, Windwehr - Zhelev, Änäkäinen, Smith, Paterson, Göransson - Jabin.

Vibes looked to be more interested in pressing their opponents' attacks than making ones of their own. Dentbridge broke through on the left after 18 minutes, with K. Dunk firing at an impossible angle to give the home side a 1 - 0 lead. The referee showed Dentbridge's H. Ræstad the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge. Vibes were close to putting the equalizer away after 28 minutes as the opposing defense lost the ball to N. Windwehr in a scuffle on the left of the goal, but in the end the ball was cleared over the sideline. D. Zhelev was the first to reach the corner kick, but his header was blocked by the keeper. However, Vibes's P. Paterson managed to get ahold of the rebound and scored to make it 1 - 1. Dentbridge took the lead 35 minutes in, after K. Warner-Davies's awkward, but ultimately successful, shot from the right. 2 - 1. Given a free kick from a ways out after 36 minutes, Dentbridge sent an arching ball into the penalty box. It was headed clear, but H. Ræstad was waiting just outside the area and fired it home to make it 3 - 1. After this, you could see that Dentbridge's players were mostly interested in killing time and holding on to their lead. 3 - 1 was the score after the first half. Dentbridge were doing a good job holding on to the ball, with 53 percent of possession.

Having turned the direction of play quickly, the Dentbridge counter-attack ended abruptly with a rough challenge after 49 minutes. The resulting free kick was a low shot into the area just in front of the keeper. However, the defense were on their toes and did not allow the opponents to reach the ball. B. Bokholt of Vibes received a yellow card after 64 minutes for unsportsmanlike behavior. The clock read 65 minutes and things were deteriorating for the away team as Dentbridge scored another to make it 4 - 1 after a left side attack resulted in a goal for S. Hooper. 69 minutes into the game, J. Änäkäinen replied with a fantastic free kick. The ball went in off the bottom of the bar to make it 4 to 2. Given a free kick in a difficult position after 77 minutes, Dentbridge tried a variation that they had practiced in training. The kick was sent into the area just in front of the keeper, however, the defense were on their toes and allowed no space for a finish. Vibes breathed new life into the game with an attempt to reduce the lead after 78 minutes, but the home side's defenders cleared the ball off the line, after a long shot coming in from the left rebounded off the crossbar. Dentbridge set the tempo, maintaining 54 percent of possession.

Dentbridge's best player was H. Ræstad. A. Duggan on the other hand, had a terrible day. The most dominating Vibes player was without a doubt N. Windwehr. B. Bokholt turned in a dismal performance, however. The match ends 4 - 2.

Rating details

Midfield excellent (very high) excellent (very low) 32 29 8/20 8/20
Right defense brilliant (high) formidable (high) 43 35 11/20 9/20
Central defense supernatural (very high) outstanding (high) 56 39 14/20 10/20
Left defense magnificent (low) brilliant (very low) 46 41 12/20 11/20
Right attack solid (very low) inadequate (high) 25 19 7/20 5/20
Central attack formidable (high) weak (very low) 35 13 9/20 4/20
Left attack magnificent (high) excellent (very high) 47 32 12/20 8/20
 
Indirect set pieces
Defense excellent (very low) solid (very high) 29 28 8/20 7/20
Attack solid (low) inadequate (high) 26 19 7/20 5/20
 
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Pressing
Tactic skill (no tactic) passable (no tactic) 6 6/20
 

Highlights

1 - 0  K. Dunk 18'
1 - 1  P. Paterson 32'
2 - 1  K. Warner-Davies 35'
3 - 1  H. Ræstad 36'
4 - 1  S. Hooper 65'
4 - 2  J. Änäkäinen 69'
1 card accumulated H. Ræstad 24'
1 card accumulated B. Bokholt 64'

Possession

53%
47%
54%
46%
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Rating details

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Indirect set pieces

Defense excellent (very low) solid (very high) 29 28 8/20 7/20
Attack solid (low) inadequate (high) 26 19 7/20 5/20

Miscellaneous

Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Pressing
Tactic skill (no tactic) passable (no tactic) 6 6/20

Average ratings

Total player experience solid (high) inadequate (low) 27 18 7/20 5/20
Average midfield excellent (very high) excellent (very low) 32 29 8/20 8/20
Average defense magnificent (very high) outstanding (low) 48 38 12/20 10/20
Average attack formidable (very high) passable (very low) 36 21 9/20 6/20
Total average outstanding (high) excellent (very low) 39 29 10/20 8/20

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