Overcast weather free of rain made for a crowd turnout of 2347 at U NYFY
today. Renke Romauch
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Joško Mrčela
and Erich Huttenlauch
HETOV tactics involved an interesting 5-3-2 combination.
The following players had been chosen: Komínek - Bazmandeh, De Plukker, Behal, Svoboda, Zoethout - Machálek, Cígler, Matějček - Šára, Čapek.
casenia had chosen a strategic 3-4-3 formation.
Starters: Moon - Park, Legut, Park - Focht, Jung, Lee, Lee - Lee, Lee, Kim.
's early cross saw the defenders caught out of position and the alert D. Kim
was able to pounce and roll the ball past the hapless goalkeeper to score for casenia. 0 - 1.
33 minutes into the game, E. Zoethout
came close to levelling the score with a dangerous shot from the centre of the area that went just over the bar.
HETOV tried to even things up by sending a long ball towards the centrally placed strikers, but the visitors' defence got the best of this rather direct style of play.
made a superb strike after 37 minutes with a shot straight in front of the goal after a long ball through the middle, but one of the visitors' defenders got a foot in at the last second and warded it off for a corner.
0 - 1 was the halftime score.
Possession in this half belonged to HETOV, who controlled the ball 63 percent of the time.
After 54 minutes, J. Šára
got through on the right and was very close to equalising for the home side, but didn't get the shot away.
HETOV's J. Šára
got himself booked for a foul.
HETOV's counterattack was impressive and was only stopped by a shocking foul. Somehow, the referee's cards remained in his pocket - a terrible decision! C. De Plukker
's resulting free kick was easily saved by the keeper.
With 76 minutes played, HETOV's B. Machálek
found an opening in the visitors' left side defence, but his shot was handled easily by the keeper.
HETOV's V. Behal
almost tied things up with 86 minutes played after breaking through on the right, but his shot deflected off the post.
HETOV claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 67 percent.
performed admirably for HETOV.
However, L. Komínek
made a disastrous appearance.
Most important casenia player was D. Kim
On the other hand, S. Moon
's play was disheartening.
The match ends 0 - 1.