28220 spectators had found their way to Non Belivers Ground
, despite the heavy rain. Fabio Messuti
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Ritchie John
and Matías Jesús Klarreich
Upper had chosen a strategic 3-5-2 formation.
The following players had been chosen: Malkin - Viniambres, Gerhards, Olsen - Hansen, Eide, Nordal, Saran, Lazetić - Martinsson, 仁盛 (Rensheng).
Urk decided to use a 3-5-2 set up.
Starters: Lånan - Janshen, Popowicz, Kvaal - Wasilewicz, Guérin, Brendmo, Cantaragiu, Lihn Christensen - Kamppari, Peinlich.
It was obvious that Upper were using their pressing skill as their primary tactic.
Upper's ability to press all over the field frequently paid dividends.
The referee showed Upper's V. Lazetić
the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge.
The muddy pitch made the game a gritty affair, which seemed to suit V. Kamppari
Urk's V. Kamppari
gave the visitors a 0 - 1 lead after 30 minutes with a superb strike from the right.
Some fine movement on the left led to a Urk goal after 34 minutes, making it 0 - 2. P. Cantaragiu
was noted down as the scorer.
At this time in the match, Upper were using their skill at pressing to successfully stifle the game.
Halftime score was 0 - 2.
Possession in this half belonged to Upper, who controlled the ball 53 percent of the time.
was called on to replace Upper's M. Saran
after 67 minutes following a nasty collision.
With 75 minutes played, V. Kamppari
nearly put the visitors another one up as he broke through in the middle and fired from just outside the box, but his shot passed just over the bar.
The home crowd was not impressed when U. Peinlich
came in from the right, shooting hard to score after 76 minutes. Urk were now up 0 - 3.
Neither team were able to dominate possession this half.
Upper's top performer was clearly F. Nordal
On the other hand, J. Hansen
's play was disheartening.
Most important Urk player was V. Kamppari
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 0 - 3.