34812 spectators arrived at Grimlock Arena
, where weather conditions were pretty good for football. Vyacheslav Brzhezinskiy
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Beorn Kroeske
and Dario Biondi
Transformers had chosen a strategic 2-5-3 formation.
Starters: Moland - Dybvik, Hermansen - Palmas Miranda, Bedevi, 八木 (Yagi), Erskin, Rotberg - den Tex, Powróz, Proost.
A 4-4-2 alignment was the formation of choice for MrRathe.
Lineup: Vedvik - Nyhus, Kvilhaug, Steine, Julin - Thorkildsen, Muggerud, Hansen, Huusmann - Hansen, Hellesen.
Transformers broke through on the left 14 minutes into the game, with S. Bedevi
firing in from an acute angle to give the home side a 1 - 0 lead.
Things were deteriorating for the away team as Transformers scored another to make it 2 - 0 after a left side attack resulted in a goal for S. Hermansen
after 29 minutes.
increased the lead for Transformers to 3 - 0, getting a head onto a hooked ball from the right. The ball looked to have taken a deflection on the way in, but he's claiming it!
The players of Transformers now seemed to think the job was done and acted more defensively, just waiting for the ref to blow the final whistle.
Transformers's I. Proost
swung in a good chance from the left, but the visitors' defence were able to clear the ball.
With 42 minutes played, O. Dybvik
could have brought this one home for Transformers as he charged up on the left, but his hooked ball went just a bit too high.
Coming in from the right, MrRathe had a good opportunity to convert on a counterattack after 43 minutes, but T. Thorkildsen
's attempt to finish was easily stopped.
The teams went for the halftime break at 3 - 0.
Transformers enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 89 percent of possession.
Transformers solidified their lead at the 66 minute mark, as I. Proost
dribbled the ball through the opposing central defence and scored to make it 4 - 0.
A magnificent combination in the middle resulted in Transformers's C. Powróz
increasing the lead to 5 - 0.
hit the corner kick straight to the keeper, but it was mishandled, giving MrRathe's S. Hansen
an easy chance to knock it in for 5 - 1.
Cheers filled the stadium as S. Bedevi
broke through the visitors' central defence to put away the ball to increase the lead to 6 - 1 to Transformers.
With 77 minutes played, Transformers put themselves up 7 - 1 when the visiting defenders lost the ball to P. Palmas Miranda
, who came up from the left and proceeded to coolly round the keeper and knock the ball home.
81 minutes into the match, the visitors' central line of defence had to look on as S. Bedevi
broke through, making the score 8 - 1 for Transformers.
That made three goals for S. Bedevi
and he was marked down for the hat trick.
Transformers claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 90 percent.
Transformers's best player was 秀. 八木 (Yagi)
However, S. Hermansen
made a disastrous appearance.
The most dominating MrRathe player was without a doubt G. Steine
was a disappointment, however.
The match ends 8 - 1.