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FWFC 3 - 5 Dale

The two managers greeted each other with a warm hug in front of their respective squads. No wonder - the FWFC manager is on record describing the other as "A great friend and an even greater football mind".

It was an exceptionally sunny day for the crowd of 51374 that came out to The Burial Ground. Arne Eberlein was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Jeremy Kat and Robbie Dickie. The weather was sunny, which meant perfect conditions for technical players in both teams. However, it was also quite warm, which meant quick or physically strong players were drained faster and couldn't play their best game. They fielded: Gain - Hanks, Parsons, Sjöqvist, Navarro - Al-kaled, Parnell, King, Kennedy, Martin - Oracz.

Lineup: Colbourne - Szűcs, Agrawal, de Bruine - Geisler, Chernaev, Sulka, Hernandez - Zahren, Kravos, Shevkov.

The teams had chosen different formations for the match. Home team The Lost Saxons went for 4-5-1 while Rochdale United has decided to play a 3-4-3 lineup. FWFC displayed their titanic ability to play creatively. Dale took a divine creative approach on the field. 3 minutes into the match, FWFC's Gavin Martin popped up from nowhere, cheekily stole the ball off an opposition player and scored. 1 - 0. The visitors' Nitin Agrawal was alert after a cross coming in from the left, levelling the score at 1 - 1 after 4 minutes. Roman 'Big' Sulka was the first to reach the corner kick, but his header was blocked by the keeper. However, Dale's Sean 'Sharpshooter' Zahren managed to get hold of the rebound and tucked the ball into the empty net. 1 - 2 FWFC's Gavin Martin has the wonderful ability to create chances out of thin air. 19 minutes into the match he bamboozled a couple of opposition defenders before sending the keeper the wrong way and sidefooting the ball home into an empty net. That totally unexpected burst of flair made it 2 - 2. Cameron Gain looked great 20 minutes into the match after stopping a shot from the middle of the penalty area from the visitors' Jaron de Bruine. The guests took the lead 21 minutes into the match, after a right-side attack resulted in Karel 'The Madman' Kravos scoring to make it 2 - 3. FWFC's Rafał Oracz got himself booked for a foul. Nitin Agrawal increased the visitors' lead by putting a volley away after a pass from the right. 2 - 4. Benoît Hernandez had to face the wrath of his coach after he accidentally slipped the ball into his own goal. 3 - 4. 3 - 4 was the score after the first half. Possession in this half belonged to Dale, who controlled the ball 63 percent of the time.

Had it not been for one of the home defenders, Roman 'Big' Sulka would have put Dale up another goal 61 minutes into the match with his audacious lob from the right wing. 64 minutes in, FWFC's Gavin Martin received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first. Nitin Agrawal was unable to continue, following a slight injury to his right knee after 64 minutes. The replacement for the injured player was Garth 'Vader' Sumerel. Sean 'Sharpshooter' Zahren of Dale took advantage of a mistake on the home side's right after 80 minutes which increased the away team's lead to 3 - 5. The opposing supporters gave the referee an earful when he only gave Selmer Sjöqvist from FWFC a yellow card after a mistimed challenge from behind 86 minutes into the game. That was far too lenient! After 87 minutes, Randolph Hanks was massaging his right knee with a worried look on his face, but managed to get up in the end. The referee announced 3 minutes of stoppage time, giving fans a slim hope that their team could get one more attack in before this was all over. The match ends 3 - 5. Dale had most of the ball, with 59 percent of possession.

FWFC's top performer was clearly Rafał Oracz. However, Bert 'Lancaster' Parnell made a disastrous appearance. Zoltán Szűcs performed admirably for Dale. Karel 'The Madman' Kravos turned in a dismal performance, however.

Rating details

Midfield poor (high) inadequate (very low) 11 17 3/20 5/20
Right defence formidable (very low) excellent (very high) 33 32 9/20 8/20
Central defence outstanding (low) excellent (high) 38 31 10/20 8/20
Left defence outstanding (high) solid (low) 39 26 10/20 7/20
Right attack inadequate (high) outstanding (high) 19 39 5/20 10/20
Central attack weak (very low) excellent (low) 13 30 4/20 8/20
Left attack passable (very high) formidable (high) 24 35 6/20 9/20
 
Indirect set pieces
Defence passable (very high) excellent (high) 24 31 6/20 8/20
Attack passable (very low) passable (low) 21 22 6/20 6/20
 
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Play creatively Play creatively
Tactic skill titanic divine 15 20 15/20 20/20
Style of play Neutral 100% Offensive
 

Highlights

1 - 0  Gavin Martin 3'
1 - 1  Nitin Agrawal 4'
1 - 2  Sean 'Sharpshooter' Zahren 11'
2 - 2  Gavin Martin 19'
2 - 3  Karel 'The Madman' Kravos 21'
2 - 4  Nitin Agrawal 29'
3 - 4  Benoît Hernandez 30'
3 - 5  Sean 'Sharpshooter' Zahren 80'
1 booking accumulated Rafał Oracz 28'
1 booking accumulated Gavin Martin 64'
1 booking accumulated Selmer Sjöqvist 86'
Got injured Nitin Agrawal 64'
Got bruised Randolph Hanks 87'
Substitution Out Nitin Agrawal
In Garth 'Vader' Sumerel
64'

Possession

37%
63%
41%
59%

Chance distribution

Home Away
4 10

0 Left attack 3
1 Central attack 2
0 Right attack 4
0 Other 0
3 Special events 1
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Average
0
1 - 0
1 - 1
5
10
1 - 2
15
2 - 2
20
2 - 3
25
Yellow card
2 - 4
30
3 - 4
35
40
45
45
50
55
60
Yellow card
Got injured
Substitution
65
70
75
80
3 - 5
85
Yellow card
Got bruised
90
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Please note that the percentages above are meant to guide you, but they do not equate to the exact probabilities (to score for example) used in the match engine.

Indirect set pieces

Defence passable (very high) excellent (high) 24 31 6/20 8/20
Attack passable (very low) passable (low) 21 22 6/20 6/20

Miscellaneous

Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Play creatively Play creatively
Tactic skill titanic divine 15 20 15/20 20/20
Style of play Neutral 100% Offensive

Average ratings

Total player experience inadequate (very low) outstanding (high) 17 39 5/20 10/20
Average midfield poor (high) inadequate (very low) 11 17 3/20 5/20
Average defence outstanding (very low) excellent (low) 37 30 10/20 8/20
Average attack inadequate (high) formidable (high) 19 35 5/20 9/20
Total average passable (low) solid (high) 22 27 6/20 7/20

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