58921 spectators had come to Julio Geordios Arena
this cloudy day. Rolf Olenmar
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Edson Michorius
and Didier Dommelier
Geordios had chosen a strategic 3-5-2 formation.
They fielded: Džovenis - Knutsson, Tienza, Hampartsoumyan - Koroza, Croft, Ruiz, Tenshin, Ellard - Kavooris, Egli.
Wandsworth decided to use a 5-4-1 set up.
Starters: Kershaw - Lal, Deane, Rocker, Jack, Wortman - Edwards, Valentine, MacForsyth, Jacob - Comine.
Counter-attacking seemed to be the preferred strategy of Wandsworth.
Geordios made a bid to take the lead as a ball coming in on the right hand side left M. Egli
completely alone with keeper D. Kershaw
, who made a spectacular block.
Geordios took the lead after 25 minutes as a result of P. Kavooris
's peach of a shot from the right hand side of the box - placed beautifully in the top corner. 1 - 0.
of Geordios seemed to be floating in the air as he elegantly headed in to make the score 2 - 0 after a corner kick that was nicely executed by S. Ellard
33 minutes into the match, the visitors' central line of defence had to look on as M. Egli
broke through, making the score 3 - 0 for Geordios.
With 35 minutes gone, a long pass from the defence of Wandsworth resulted in a counterattack that set G. Comine
free through the middle, but the keeper made a spectacular diving save.
3 - 0 was the halftime score.
Geordios had most of the ball, with 71 percent of possession.
Content with how the game was proceeding, the Geordios coach let M. Grunze
replace T. Tenshin
after 46 minutes.
Geordios put themselves up 4 - 0 when P. Kavooris
broke through on the right, leaving the entire defence trailing in his wake.
A penalty 80 minutes into the game gave the home side a chance at adding to the score, but an overconfident S. Ellard
shot the ball wide trying to put it away in the top corner.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Geordios, with 71 percent of the ball.
The most dominating Geordios player was without a doubt A. Koroza
was a disappointment, however.
Wandsworth's top performer was clearly J. Edwards
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 4 - 0.