Weather conditions were fairly good for football, and Langly
saw a crowd turnout of 28500. Assane Sonko
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Donato Klophenstein
and Krystian Bijak
Leathern started off with a 4-3-3 lineup.
They fielded: Geary - Henriqueto, Dostatni, Fontanive, Oťahal - Chefetz, Grappi, Braun - Sokolenko, Hare, Jensen.
Uni-corns had chosen a strategic 5-4-1 formation.
Lineup: Lawson - Bartochowski, Mark, Ohara, Shanks, Patton - Garastegui, Silla, Zirngast, Janvier - Gardiner.
Leathern decided to play creatively.
The home side put themselves ahead 1 - 0 after 12 minutes courtesy of a breakthrough from E. Oťahal
, who scored with a stunning volley following a cross from the right wing.
With 32 minutes played, F. Fontanive
could have brought this one home for Leathern as he charged up on the left, but his hooked ball went just a bit too high.
After 37 minutes, a couple of quick and successful challenges followed by a shot from just outside the penalty area by E. Oťahal
might have resulted in another goal for Leathern. However, D. Lawson
made a spectacular save.
1 - 0 was the halftime score.
Leathern enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 54 percent of possession.
With 51 minutes played, Leathern's F. Fontanive
almost extended the lead, but his shot from the left glanced off the top of the bar to fall behind the net.
With 65 minutes gone, Leathern had a free kick in a decent position. Despite this being a great chance for a shot, they tried a cheeky move intended to bypass the defence. However, R. Jensen
did not manage to connect with it cleanly and the ball went out.
was ever so close to scoring after an excellent corner was beautifully flicked on by J. Braun
, but the ball bounced off the post to safety.
A great save by keeper D. Lawson
after 68 minutes kept the visitors in the game after R. Jensen
struck from the left with a real cannonball.
made a run for the goal 77 minutes into the game but the home team's left back managed to sort the situation out in the end.
After 78 minutes Leathern tried to exploit their counterattacking skills, unfortunately, N. Grappi
's shot sailed wide after his break down the right.
Possession in this half belonged to Leathern, who controlled the ball 55 percent of the time.
Most important Leathern player was A. Sokolenko
was a disappointment, however.
Uni-corns's best player was D. Lawson
However, C. Mark
made a disastrous appearance.
The match ends 1 - 0.