A scorching day at Blacklight FC Arena
, where 12000 spectators were in place for today's match. Jan Davis
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Frede Behrendt
and Afonso Maria Batista
A 4-4-2 alignment was the formation of choice for Blacklight.
Lineup: Sarafis - Ftiaratos, Mpampiniotis, Koskotas, Mpotilias - Makricheris, Mplikas, Ntafis, Christofis - Neopidis, Gargampikas.
Drosopigi started off with a 5-5-0 lineup.
Starters: Lecouturier - Noboa, Mitakidis, Biłgorajski, Paddeu, Oliveira - Yuste, Forakis, Fasoulopoulos, Soulios, Borstel -.
Counter-attacking seemed to be the preferred strategy of Drosopigi.
The guests almost went up by a goal after 6 minutes when C. Yuste
came through and shot from the right. The ball bounced harmlessly off the post, though.
With 21 minutes played, L. Ftiaratos
of Blacklight fell dramatically just outside the penalty area. However, the referee was unimpressed, and booked him for diving.
The home crowd breathed a collective sigh of relief when A. Borstel
was unable to put the ball in the net after his show of skill down the left 35 minutes into the match. He was seen beating the pitch in frustration at missing such a good chance to give his team the lead!
had a good opportunity to give Drosopigi the lead as he charged down the right and struck the ball towards the top corner, but the home team's goalkeeper made the save.
The home keeper expected a move to the right, but G. Fasoulopoulos
surprised him with a free kick aimed the other way 44 minutes into the match. 0 - 1 for Drosopigi.
Drosopigi's A. Borstel
was shown a yellow card after 44 minutes for slicing down an opponent.
0 - 1 was the score after the first half.
Drosopigi claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 86 percent.
Some fine movement on the left led to a Drosopigi goal after 50 minutes, making it 0 - 2. A. Borstel
was noted down as the scorer.
It was a hot and sunny day, and several players seemed worn out. Maybe this was why G. Fasoulopoulos
found an unusual amount of space for his snappy footwork.
of Drosopigi took advantage of a mistake on the home side's right after 67 minutes which increased the away team's lead to 0 - 3.
By now, the players in Drosopigi felt that victory was guaranteed and began to play it safe, focusing on defence and not risking too much going forward.
With 72 minutes played, A. Borstel
nearly put the visitors another one up as he broke through in the middle and fired from just outside the box, but his shot passed just over the bar.
75 minutes in, Blacklight's I. Mpampiniotis
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
With 78 minutes played, a quick exchange of passes on the left wing freed A. Forakis
of Drosopigi to slip through the defence and score another goal for the visitors. That made the score 0 - 4.
Possession in this half belonged to Drosopigi, who controlled the ball 89 percent of the time.
Blacklight's top performer was clearly L. Ftiaratos
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
Most important Drosopigi player was G. Fasoulopoulos
However, A. Paddeu
made a disastrous appearance.
The match ends 0 - 4.