Clouds darkened the skies at Tekilamen Arena
as 12000 spectators turned up for the match. Jean-Rémy Faucon
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Merlin Tobias Wisgrill
and Harald Ineichen
Tekilamen decided to use a 4-4-2 set up.
Starters: Ackeret - Vollrath, Massey, Brown, Marley - Quesada, Martin, Shamim, Peterson - Dagnelie, Wysowski.
A 4-4-2 alignment was the formation of choice for Danville.
The following players took the field: Anaya - Street, Groves, Smalls, Wiggins - Cruz, Sorenson, Hall, Pruitt - Sousa, Mize.
Today, Tekilamen's strategy involved concentrating on the flanks for their attacks.
Tekilamen took the lead after 15 minutes as a result of C. Massey
's peach of a shot from the right hand side of the box - placed beautifully in the top corner. 1 - 0.
Tekilamen put themselves up 2 - 0 when J. Brown
broke through on the right, leaving the entire defence trailing in his wake.
By now, the players in Tekilamen felt that victory was guaranteed and began to play it safe, focusing on defence and not risking too much going forward.
Tekilamen were given a gift! The ref dubiously awarded them a penalty 27 minutes into the match, which was neatly put away by C. Massey
. 3 - 0 for the home side.
A speedy charge from the left side of the field increased the lead of Tekilamen to 4 - 0 as I. Shamim
finished it off competently, firing in from an acute angle.
Still ahead in the game after 37 minutes, Tekilamen made some tactical adjustments. C. Dagnelie
and A. Wysowski
Halftime score was 4 - 0.
Tekilamen had most of the ball, with 67 percent of possession.
After 52 minutes, a couple of quick and successful challenges followed by a shot from just outside the penalty area by A. Wysowski
might have resulted in another goal for Tekilamen. However, T. Anaya
made a spectacular save.
Things were deteriorating for the away team as Tekilamen scored another to make it 5 - 0 after a left side attack resulted in a goal for A. Wysowski
after 66 minutes.
Tekilamen's C. Dagnelie
increased the lead to 6 - 0, after he saw his shot go between the legs of the advancing goalkeeper following some good play down the right wing after 71 minutes.
82 minutes in, Tekilamen's E. Vollrath
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
The coach of Tekilamen was happy with the game so far, but still wanted to change the line up. After 85 minutes, N. Medrano
came on for A. Wysowski
was called on to replace Danville's A. Street
after 87 minutes following a nasty collision.
Cheers filled the stadium as C. Massey
broke through the visitors' central defence to put away the ball to increase the lead to 7 - 0 to Tekilamen.
This third goal completed a hattrick for C. Massey
Given a free kick close to the byline, Tekilamen tried a move that loyal fans may recognise from training. A pass to the side pulled the defence out of position which let J. Peterson
slip through on goal. He didn't have to break his stride, and slipped the ball past the keeper to make it 8 - 0, 89 minutes into the game.
of Tekilamen was booked for kicking the ball away after the whistle.
89 minutes into the match, the visitors' central line of defence had to look on as Q. Marley
broke through, making the score 9 - 0 for Tekilamen.
Tekilamen claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 76 percent.
The most dominating Tekilamen player was without a doubt J. Peterson
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
Danville's best player was E. Sousa
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The match ends 9 - 0.