Weather conditions were fairly good for football, and manfredonia Arena
saw a crowd turnout of 2317. Stefano Last
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Decebal-Traian Dogaru
and Szymon Haraszczuk
The derby had been the talk of Puglia
all week and fans of both teams could be seen throughout the stadium.
manfredonia started off with a 4-4-2 lineup.
The following players had been chosen: Quinto - Turco, Cernari, Lavista, Mattis - Tini, Borriello, Tesauro, Fusco - Carosi, Guissani.
Record had chosen a strategic 4-4-2 formation.
The following players took the field: Aduasio - Sanmartin, Parsi, Mallone, Baldasso - Santonocito, Andreazza, Vanelli Coralli, Falciasecca - Paglialunga, Speciale.
manfredonia took the lead 10 minutes in, as F. Carosi
broke through on the left and put the 1 - 0 shot just beyond the reach of the outstretched keeper.
Some things can only be learned through experience, and G. Parsi
should take his lesson to heart after nearly gifting manfredonia a goal with 13 minutes of the match played.
Things were deteriorating for the away team as manfredonia scored another to make it 2 - 0 after a left side attack resulted in a goal for G. Fusco
after 14 minutes.
manfredonia's P. Borriello
saw his fine effort strike the top of the bar following some good work up the middle by his teammates after 19 minutes.
manfredonia's F. Carosi
increased the lead to 3 - 0, after he saw his shot go between the legs of the advancing goalkeeper following some good play down the right wing after 23 minutes.
27 minutes into the match, the visitors' central line of defence had to look on as G. Mattis
broke through, making the score 4 - 0 for manfredonia.
Confident in their lead, manfredonia's players relaxed and focused more on defending the lead than increasing it.
4 - 0 was the score after the first half.
manfredonia claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 72 percent.
Having been awarded a free kick in an awkward position after 47 minutes, manfredonia did not go for a shot but instead fired the ball hard into the 6 yard box. After a brief tussle with his marker, O. Cernari
was able to power the ball past the keeper to make the score 5 - 0.
could have increased the lead after 55 minutes, but his shot hit the post after a nice combination in the middle of the park.
of Record received a yellow card after 61 minutes for unsportsmanlike behaviour.
A speedy charge from the left side of the field increased the lead of manfredonia to 6 - 0 as O. Cernari
finished it off competently, firing in from an acute angle.
After 80 minutes, a couple of quick and successful challenges followed by a shot from just outside the penalty area by F. Carosi
might have resulted in another goal for manfredonia. However, M. Aduasio
made a spectacular save.
81 minutes in, manfredonia's L. Tesauro
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
Coming from the right, E. Lavista
almost managed to score another goal for manfredonia, but his header was tipped over the bar by the visitors' keeper.
manfredonia had most of the ball, with 70 percent of possession.
The most dominating manfredonia player was without a doubt L. Tesauro
On the other hand, D. Quinto
's play was disheartening.
Most important Record player was A. Speciale
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The match ends 6 - 0.