Dark skies made the crowd of 64322 at Arena of Gods
a little nervous, but the rain held off. Andreas Stuebbe
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Laurent Cornut
and Barbu Andrei
FHILOSOFERS had chosen a strategic 3-5-2 formation.
The following players had been chosen: Anghel - Venância, Formaggini, Walling - Stephenson, Beguin, Darcy, Coward, Pearman - Molochnikov, Muhammad.
Ballerics tactics involved an interesting 4-5-1 combination.
Lineup: Evangelista - Lieberg, Ryban, Aurnhammer, Steding - Prestía, Cowcher, Blattmann, Losli, Daly - Ozols.
Today, FHILOSOFERS's strategy involved concentrating on the flanks for their attacks.
They were singing the praises of J. Walling
10 minutes into the match after his speculative chip from the middle of the penalty box found its way over the visitors' keeper to make the score 1 - 0 to FHILOSOFERS.
made a good effort at breaking through on the right, but the home team's left defence cleared the ball to a corner.
1 - 0 was the halftime score.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Ballerics, with 52 percent of the ball.
Some brilliant football from the visitors' right wing resulted in a levelling of the score as Ballerics's B. Blattmann
put the ball in the onion bag after 50 minutes to make it 1 - 1.
would have preferred to play on, but his coach decided otherwise. B. Sobiechowska
entered the game for Ballerics as the match clock showed 55 minutes.
60 minutes of the match played, and a comedy of errors by the home side gave the visitors a chance at the lead, but E. Cowcher
, after finding himself dashing down on goal from the left with only the keeper to beat, sliced his shot horribly wide.
Ballerics had most of the ball, with 52 percent of possession.
The most dominating FHILOSOFERS player was without a doubt J. Coward
However, P. Stephenson
made a disastrous appearance.
performed admirably for Ballerics.
was a disappointment, however.
The match ends 1 - 1.