Overcast weather free of rain made for a crowd turnout of 70000 at Booyakasha Beach House
today. Ole Hauger
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Karl Buer
and Stuart Amesbury
BR-Boyz started off with a 3-5-2 lineup.
Starters: Vanhoeck - Dequeker, Pijnaert, Rusch - Tavernier, Hebberecht, Nicolaes, Galand, Navarro - Vasov, Baccus.
Suits tactics involved an interesting 4-5-1 combination.
The following players took the field: Jiménez Bernabeu - Gabriëls, Noffke, Vanhooymissen, Dedda - Sierra Urquijo, Deventer, Tiberghien, Días de Arcaya, Graça Pereira - Bombeke.
Pressing was the tactic of the day for BR-Boyz.
Suits saw most attack opportunities on the wings.
The home side put themselves ahead 1 - 0 after 4 minutes courtesy of a breakthrough from P. Rusch
, who scored with a stunning volley following a cross from the right wing.
A well placed corner kick from T. Graça Pereira
was followed by C. Días de Arcaya
's hard but accurate header. The well executed routine resulted in a goal for Suits, the score now 1 - 1.
With 27 minutes played, the visitors broke through on the right after some poor defending. C. Noffke
put the ball away for 1 - 2.
The Suits coach was visibly pleased with the score so far, but still ordered a few tactical changes 27 minutes into the game.
BR-Boyz's A. Tavernier
was shown a yellow card for standing over the ball and blocking an opponent's quick free kick after 31 minutes.
After 32 minutes Suits's C. Noffke
contracted a slight foot injury, but didn't want to leave the game.
could have put his team up another goal 35 minutes into the game, after a rush down the left, but his closing shot hit the post.
With 40 minutes played, M. Deventer
of Suits fell dramatically just outside the penalty area. However, the referee was unimpressed, and booked him for diving.
41 minutes in, the unpredictable T. Graça Pereira
of Suits turned and curled the ball towards goal, but it flew inches wide of the post, almost taking out a member of the crowd!
It was 1 - 2 at the break.
BR-Boyz enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 51 percent of possession.
C. Días de Arcaya
increased the visitors' lead by putting a volley away after a pass from the right. 1 - 3.
In an effort to secure the lead, Suits changed their tactic after 77 minutes.
After a short break after 78 minutes, Suits seemed to change their tactical approach a bit.
At this point, it was obvious that the players of Suits lowered the tempo and became more defensively oriented.
Content with how the game was proceeding, the Suits coach let J. Beuselinck
replace C. Días de Arcaya
after 85 minutes.
Suits claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 51 percent.
Most important BR-Boyz player was J. Vasov
was a disappointment, however.
Suits's best player was C. Bombeke
However, T. Graça Pereira
made a disastrous appearance.
The match ends 1 - 3.