60000 punters turned up at SlavigEden
, and despite threatening clouds on the horizon, no rain came. Bronisław Piaścik
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Bert Guevara
and Robert Ivarsson
Slavige tactics involved an interesting 5-4-1 combination.
The following players took the field: Campesi - Dusil, Kment, Bílek, Guzmán Taberné, Ongenae - Gifi, Vazdiķis, Redavid, Breijs - bin Askolani.
F.C.Pimps decided to use a 3-5-2 set up.
The following players had been chosen: Herout - MacGiver, Roberti, Allain - Rodrigues Figueiredo, Bačo, Hasoň, Levie, Widła - Kotara, Soriano.
For their match strategy, Slavige had decided to use their ability to counter-attack whenever possible.
After 2 minutes, F.C.Pimps's E. Levie
fell awkwardly, but was determined to stay in the match. That's the spirit!
Slavige had a good opportunity to take the lead as J. Bílek
came up the left side, but he struck the ball weakly and it went straight into the arms of M. Herout
After 20 minutes, Slavige sent a free kick in high over the penalty box. In what looked like a well-rehearsed move, the ball was headed backwards and reached J. Bílek
, who had plenty of space to place a well aimed shot - 1 - 0.
The teams went for the halftime break at 1 - 0.
F.C.Pimps enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 56 percent of possession.
Some things can only be learned through experience, and G. Redavid
should take his lesson to heart after nearly gifting F.C.Pimps a goal with 52 minutes of the match played.
made a run for the goal 73 minutes into the game but the home team's left back managed to sort the situation out in the end.
With 74 minutes gone, a long pass from the defence of Slavige resulted in a counterattack that set H. Gifi
free through the middle, but the keeper made a spectacular diving save.
Slavige managed to extend their lead to 2 - 0 when H. Gifi
cut in neatly from the left side and struck a fine shot past the away team's goalkeeper.
Coming in on the left, E. Levie
did everything right to get a goal for F.C.Pimps after 83 minutes, but his finishing shot was stabbed clear by the keeper.
The home crowd was silenced as E. Levie
took a successful penalty shot 89 minutes into the game, reducing the home lead to 2 - 1.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by F.C.Pimps, with 54 percent of the ball.
Slavige's best player was S. bin Askolani
turned in a dismal performance, however.
F.C.Pimps's top performer was clearly L. Soriano
On the other hand, D. Rodrigues Figueiredo
's play was disheartening.
The match ends 2 - 1.