Renfe: Estación Vallecas (Línea C1)
Metro: Estación Villa de Vallecas (Línea 1)
Líneas de Autobuses: 54 / 58 / 103 / 142 / 143 / 145.
Address: Nuestra Señora de la Torre, calle Puerto de Reinosa, 28031 Madrid

FC Británico vs Unión Selección

The game started with both teams showing respect for the tragic events which took place in Paris on Friday. The emotions felt keenly by all present as the minute silence was observed.

The game kicked off with FCB using their fitness and speed to go at Union Selection, however the Spaniards retaliated with a master class in passing. Both sides continued like for most of the first half with scarce chances going begging for both sides. The US keeper using his acting skills to get fouls where his only opponent was a strong wind. The first half was frustrating for both sides as each tried to break the deadlock. The first half ended with a wake up call for FCB. Some pressure on the defence and keeper ended in an interception and easy goal for the visitors.  1-0.

HALF TIME

Only 11 men know what was said in that dressing room at half time (12 if you count Fleck), was it the hair dryer treatment, was it encouragement with some tactical advice? Whatever it was it worked. FCB came out and were making better progress than before. A goal disallowed for another strong wind blowing over the keeper. Followed up by a response that made it clear, “do what you want, we will still score.” 1-1, the goal was scrambled but it was a start. The pressure continued as Ish was making the full back’s life a living hell. He broke through and lobbed the keeper in order to run on and score, a professional foul followed with no blow of the whistle, no matter, Zak was on hand to volley the ball home. Ish made his feelings known with a celebration in the face of the keeper, who needless to say, wasn’t happy and reacted in a juvenile manner. Despite all this, the keeper stayed out the book and a few FCB players were booked, rather one sided you might say. It didn’t discourage the players though and they pressed on to finish off US. Rama came on at centre back and Pedro on the wing, Luigi going off injured and a frustrated Tarek coming off. Alberto went down the left and made trouble by breaking into the box and forcing a foul. The referee had no choice, penalty. Zak stepped up and calm slotted it away.  3-1. The game finished with more civility than the previous meeting of these two teams. FCB were let off with a win on a day when the play just wouldn’t flow the way they wanted.

MOTM: Josue Delgado
Goal of the Match: Ismal Majid (Because of it’s importance)
Miss of the Match sponsored by Chris Parker: Josue Delgado

FC Británico vs Torrepista

FCB started the game with confidence seemingly attacking at will. Their opponents had no answers to the attacking prowess of the Brits. Knowing that they were unable to score in this fixture last year FCB were determined to put as many past the tall goalkeeper as they could. FCB hit the post and crossbar in a frenzy of attacks and continued to be denied. The breakthrough came through Ish who headed in a cross. Then the flood gates opened. Torrepista couldn’t deal with the skills of FCB and brought down Callum in the area, Zak comfortably slotted in the penalty. 2-0. Soon after, the third goal came with Andy and Pedro linking up with Tally on the right wing, Pedro crossed it in for Zak, who put the ball in the back of the net. 3-0. Torrepista couldn’t break down the defence of FCB, their long balls were headed with ease by Andy, Alex and Alberto and their runs were covered by Ed. On the rare occasions they broke through, the most they could achieve were corners which were easily dealt with. Pedro continued to make problems for the Torrepista defense and eventually set up Zak for another goal, 4-0. Zak wasn’t satisfied though and continually sought out more goals. He was rewarded when he was brought down in the area and calmly punished the defense. 5-0. FCB were unstoppable at this point, but the coaches on the sideline weren’t happy as the Brits were playing without precision and focus. Pedro made himself a nuisance once more and set up Zak for his fourth. 6-0.

HALF TIME

Rami made a half time substitution, taking Ish off for Jordan. The second half began with FCB passing the ball and retaining possession. The goal was simple now, keep the clean sheet. The coaches wanted a clean sheet above all else, Rami made this quite clear at half time. Some changes were made as the bench was filled with players who were eager to get on and show what they can do. Andy came off for Barry and Ramiro for Ed. The play continued in a similar way to the first half, but without the rampant goal scoring. Luigi came on for Callum and Pedro came off for Christian. Luigi instantly attacked the Torrepista defence using his footwork and speed to move past them with ease. Zak managed to score from a corner making it 7-0. The pressure didn’t cease though. FCB continued to attack and attack and soon it became 8-0 through Luigi making some magic and setting up Tarek. Zak made it 9-0 by sweetly finishing off some great play, racking up a tally of 6 just for him during the game.

MOTM – Zak Harry
Goal of the Match – Zak Harry
Miss of the game (Proudly sponsored by Chris Parker) – Luigi

FC Británico vs C.D. Banco de España

FCB maintained their 100% start to the season with an impressive 3-2 home win over last seasons fellow title contenders Banco de España.

The game got underway in Vallecas with the Brits kicking from right to left,looking to make it three wins on the bounce. Several changes were made from the team that played out the 5-0 victory last week due to injury.

The game started at the frantic pace that many pundits had predicted, and it was first blood to Banco within the first sixty seconds as a defensive mix up allowed the clinical centre forward to smash the ball past returning goalkeeper Hutchison. The goal lifted FCB in to life, and a promising attack in the oppositions 18 drew a foul on Pedro, leaving the referee little choice but to point to the spot. Prolific forward Zac Harry stepped up and calmly dispatched it in to the bottom corner, game on. 1-1. FCB seized the initiative and began to play on the front foot, and much to the delight of coach Fletcher began to work the ball well and spread the play quickly to the wings, creating dangerous openings and a fast enthralling spectacle for the home fans. FCB took the lead on the 35 minute mark, el capitano Harry carved an opening on the edge of the box and rocketed a left foot drive in to the top corner. Fantastic individual goal. 2-1 FCB.FCB continued to dominate and posed questions that the back four of Banco couldn´t answer, and on the stroke of half time reaped the rewards when Ish Majid coolly lifted the ball over the out rushing goalkeeper. An excellently taken goal from a man who has started the season in fine form. The referee blew the whistle for half time and FCB left the pitch with a deserved two goal cushion.

HT 3-1

The game resumed and the lads were under no disillusion that there would be an early storm to weather. It was however FCB who started the most brightly, and should have put the game to bed when Zac Harrys´ rebounded shot drew an excellent save from the follow up by Luigi. FCB were marshaled by midfield dynamo C.Cant, who anchored and dominated in an otherwise attack minded midfield. Banco pulled a goal back in the 80th minute through a cross that eluded the defense and allowed the centre forward to poke the ball in to the roof of the net. 3-2. It was a backs to the wall job for the final ten minutes as Banco pressed for the equalizer, but FCB played with steel and determination and dug deep to secure the 3 points. An excellent team performance once again that demonstrated that this young Britanicos side are more than capable of mixing it up with the best teams in the league, playing attractive ambitious football and battling to maintain the lead challenged to.

Next up is a top of the table clash against old rivals Faustos. We´re coming for you.

MOTM- CALLUM CANT
GOAL OF THE GAME- ZAK HARRY
MISS OF THE MATCH IN ASSOCIATION WITH CHRIS PARKER- LUIGI