Majids´ men close in on championship

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Before Saturday the permutations of FCB´s visit to ninth placed CMFC were clear; 7 points from the remaining three games would guarantee them the league title, with BLP sitting precariously in second spot.

It was a first half to forget as FCB made the trip west to play CMFC at the Hippodromo. A recent dip in form was on show for all to see in a lackluster opening 45 minutes. The Brits got the game underway kicking from right to left, lining up 3-4-2-1. FCB started slowly and were unable to break their opposition down, who openly admitted they would settle for a point in order to boycott the potential title party. FCB rarely threatened and looked jaded in the opening 30 minutes, making little use of their superior possession. The only chances created in a forgettable first half were through KEITH and THOMSEN, who both had a fantastic game adapting excellently to the new system.

Half time 0-0.

The management team made changes and reverted back to the familiar system of 4-4-2.

The changes worked, immediately FCB looked more threatening and lively, with central midfielder MELLON running the show on and off the ball. FCB had a goal disallowed for an alleged obstruction, and this was the turning point in a second half that FCB dominated against a quickly tiring opponent. Centre back HYNER attacked an in swinging corner and reaped the dividends of seeing his header hit the back of the net. 0-1 FCB. Moments later, after a fullry of chances, MAJID converted another set piece to make the game 0-2. A sigh of relief could be heard around the stadium. It was that very sigh of relief that cost FCB a clean sheet, as CMFC scored with on the back of a very slow counter attack, slotting home past the otherwise untroubled keeper.1-2 FCB. FT

But for the 3 points, it was another disappointing day at the office for FCB. But as the old cliché goes; “points win championships, not performances”. FCB entertain AD Carrozas at home on Saturday in the penultimate match of the season, looking to take one step closer to being crowned champions.

MOTM: Edmund Keith
Miss of the match in association with Chris Parker: Alberto Niño
Goal of the game: Alex Hyner

A frustrating morning at the bar for FCB

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22Josue Delgado Goalkeeper
 

Assistant Coach: Zak Harry

This weeks match report is something that I neither want to write or followers of the club want to read, but even the disappointing games need to be spoken of. Here we go…

KICK OFF

The game kicked off with FCB trying to pass the ball around with their usual skill, this was not the result. Stray passes were common and a condensed midfield did not seem to get flowing. A few chances were made but no real test of the keeper was succeeded. Bar Galicia were disciplined and played a very well organised game. They broke with long balls from defence and managed to cause the bench some distress at times. The offside rule was a particular point of contention for FCB, our strikers went through on goal and the referee blew for offsides more than Tarantino’s characters use that lovely four letter word. Zach moving to centre and Foxy to the right did not make an impact. The law of averages would suggest we were onside for some, the match official didn’t seem to agree. A disappointing first half ended at 0-0.
HALF TIME
The half started with FCB looking to break the deadlock through passing with more speed and intensity, Fleck’s favourite word, but it was not meant to be. It continued much the same way the first half did, frustratingly difficult to watch as BAR G went about putting in tough tackles and raising a few eyebrows on the sidelines. Bruised and battered FCB did not give up and continued to look for a way through. Foxy came off for Alexis, who put some of that dribbling prowess to good use. Then Alex came off for Alvaro and Alberto went to CB, Alvaro played some fabulous passes through the defence but alas it was becoming a nightmare of a day. BAR G went through on goal and should have scored were it not for some great defending from the lads at the back. Finally Ali came off for Macca who tried to pressure the tired legs on the field and came close with a strike from distance. It ended 0-0 and the coaching staff were as dejected as the players. Some real thinking would need to be done in order to ensure this is never to be repeated.
FULL TIME 0-0.

Majids´ men run riot in Vallecas derby!

FCB 7 – 0 Amiviajes

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Friendly – England 4 – 1 Rest of the world

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Pinocchio II 1 – 4 FCB Bunwer

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FC Britanico de Madrid 3 – 0 C.D. Carabaña

After a long preseason the first league match finally arrived as FC Britanico welcomed CD Carabaña to The Cage in the week 1 fixture of group 6 of Tercera Regional. The players arrived in confident mood especially new signing Andy Hodnett who was so keen he arrived an hour before the rest of the team showing his unquestionable dedication to the cause.

The squad included 5 debutants after a busy summer with numerous ins and outs, Pablo Varela was the new face in the back 4 alongside Seba Blasco, Dave Mullans & Allan Steele, with club captain Matt Hutchinson in goal.

FC Britanico 2011/12 player of the year Lee Armstrong was parented in the centre of midfield by Declan O’Brian, making his first team debut, with Zak Harry adding the attacking threat from the centre of midfield. The attacking trident was made up of entirely new signs with Andy Hodnett and Gabi Ureta on the wings and Barry Shiel playing through the middle.

The game kicked off in bright sunshine shortly after 10.45 and FC Britanico soon settled in to their stride carrying forward the hard work from preseason with the team looking well organised and prepared for the task at hand.

Midway through the first half Britanicos thought they’d taken the lead, an excellent Armstrong free kick found Mullans unmarked, the centre back took the ball down well before squaring the ball to Scottish hit man Barry Shiel who coolly slotted in at the near post. As the players celebrated what they they thought was the opening goal, the referee signalled for offside and ruled out what looked like a perfectly legal goal.

FC Britanico weren’t ruffled by the disappointment of not breaking the deadlock and continued to go about their business in a professional manner and were rewarded just before the interval. Excelent work from Gabi who picked up the ball on the right wing before cutting inside and threading a pass to Zak who guided the ball through the first defeders legs and slided the ball home with a cool finish to make it 1-0.

The half time whistle came and allowed the Britanicos chance to regroup and prepare the second half with the emphasis being on maintaining the defensive discipline whilst looking to Hodnett & Utera to exploit the space on the wings. The tactic seemed to be working as Britanicos began to stretch the opposition and when Adam de Silva came on to replace Gabi with over half an hour left to play the hosts began to strengthen their hold on the game.

The second goal arrived after another quality delivery from Lee Armstrong, this time he found the head of Mullans arriving at the back post. A threat from all set pieces, the big defender threw himself at the cross and powered the ball in to the Carabaña net to double the lead and underline the home sides domination of the game.

Tomas Antoranz soon replaced Seba Blasco, seeing Declan O’Brian move to right back after doing a fine job in the centre of the park. Antoranz soon put his mark on the game after nice play between the Spaniard and Steel at left back saw Hodnett set free down the left. The pacey Irish man beat his full back before playing in a fine ball which substitute Adam da Silva calmly slotted in to make it 3-0.

Britanicos had more chances to add to their lead in the closing stages of the game but were cruelly reduced to ten men after Armstrong who’d been on the receiving end of some rough treatment from the visitors, received his second yellow with just under 15 minutes to play.

The Britnaico defence held strong during the dying moments with a fine defensive display which saw debutant Pablo Varela named Man or the Match after his combative display at the heart of the back four marshalled by the excellent Hutchinson in goal, who’ll be happy to pick up the first clean sheet of the season.

Bigger challenges will come for the Brits, starting with next weekend’s trip south of Madrid to Orusco who were narrowly beaten 2-1 in their opener against promotion favourites S.A.D. Altamira, but a near perfect opener and 3 points on the board capped off a strong start for the club.

Team:

Hutchinson; Blasco (Antoranz), Mullans, Varela, Steele; Armstrong, O’Brian, Harry; Ureta (de Silva), Hodnett & Shiel

Goals:

1-0 Harry, 2-0 Mullans, 3-0 de Silva.

Match Sponsor: El Balonazo – The world of Spanish football on a T-Shirt – http://elbalonazo.net/

Britanicos flying high

After the first weekend of the season FC Britanico 1st team are flying high in the table thanks to a convincing 3-0 victory over C.D. Carabaña.

Match report to follow…

FC Britanico hit 6 in the opening preseason friendly

FC Britanico 6 -1 Rayo Los Poetas

FC Britanico got off to a good start with the first preseason friendly of the 2012/13 season with a convincing 6 – 1 victory over Rayo Los Poetas.

The home side looked the sharper of the two teams thanks to the hard work done during preseason training.

A brace from Zac Harry gave the Brits the early lead before debutant Barry Shiel added one before the break. Shiel soon netted his second of the game before the visitor pulled one back.

FC Britanico completed the scoring with more debut goals from Australian Frank Tigani and local boy Gabi Ureta.

Tougher opposition will come as the preseason friendlies intensify, but an impressive start from a hungry looking Britanicos side.

FC Britanico Squad Vs Rayo Los Poetas
Adam Da Silva
Barry Shiel
Christian Thomsen
Dave Mullans
Declan O’Brien
Frank Tigani
Gabi Ureta
Jack Kerrigan
Lee Armstrong
Matt Hutchinson
Pablo Varela
Pete Janech
Tomas Antoranz
Zac Harry
Zayd

First team fixtures for 2012/13 – Tercera regional, grupo 6

FC Britanico fisrt team start the season at home against C.D. Carabaña on Sunday 16th of September, kick off time to be confirmed. The second week of the season see the Brits make the long journey to Orusco de Tajuña.

Fecha Equipo Casa Equipo Fuera
16/09/2012 FC BRITANICO   C.D. CARABAÑA  
23/09/2012 C.D. ORUSCO   FC BRITANICO  
30/09/2012 FC BRITANICO    C.D. VICALVARO “B”  
07/10/2012 S.A.D. PARQUE SURESTE   FC BRITANICO  
14/10/2012 FC BRITANICO C.D. PERALES DE TAJUÑA
21/10/2012 DEPORTIVO L.F.C.   FC BRITANICO  
28/10/2012 FC BRITANICO    DINAMO SPORT MADRID  
04/11/2012 ADEPO-PALOMERAS   FC BRITANICO   
11/11/2012 FC BRITANICO    U.D. LA PAZ VALLEHERMOSO  
18/11/2012  RACING DE MORATALAZ   FC BRITANICO  
25/11/2012 FC BRITANICO    C.D. TAJAMAR  
02/12/2012 SANTA EUGENIA 1976 “B” FC BRITANICO   
09/12/2012 FREE WEEK
16/12/2012 FC BRITANICO    JUVENTUD ELIPA “B”  
23/12/2012 RIVAS VACIAMADRID “A” FC BRITANICO   
30/12/2012 FREE WEEK
06/01/2013 FREE WEEK
13/01/2013 FC BRITANICO   ADPI RIVAS “B”  
20/01/2013 FC BRITANICO    ESPAÑOLETO C.F.  
27/01/2013 S.A.D. ALTAMIRA “A”   FC BRITANICO 
03/02/2013 C.D. CARABAÑA   FC BRITANICO   
10/02/2013 FC BRITANICO    C.D. ORUSCO  
17/02/2013 C.D. VICALVARO “B”   FC BRITANICO  
24/02/2013 FC BRITANICO   A.D.C. PARQUE SURESTE
03/03/2013 C.D. PERALES DE TAJUÑA FC BRITANICO  
10/03/2013 FC BRITANICO    DEPORTIVO L.F.C.  
17/03/2013 DINAMO SPORT MADRID   FC BRITANICO  
24/03/2013 FC BRITANICO    ADEPO-PALOMERAS  
31/03/2013 FREE WEEK
07/04/2013 U.D. LA PAZ VALLEHERMOSO FC BRITANICO   
14/04/2013 FC BRITANICO   RACING DE MORATALAZ
21/04/2013 C.D. TAJAMAR   FC BRITANICO   
28/04/2013 FC BRITANICO SANTA EUGENIA 1976 “B”
05/05/2013 JUVENTUD ELIPA “B” FC BRITANICO   
12/05/2013 FC BRITANICO    RIVAS VACIAMADRID “A”
19/05/2013 ADPI RIVAS “B”   FC BRITANICO   
26/05/2013 ESPAÑOLETO C.F.   FC BRITANICO 
02/06/2013 FC BRITANICO    S.A.D. ALTAMIRA “A”