It was a classy performance from Rami Majid’s lads at home as they ended their long run without a win. After going down early in the game, the Britanicos fought back. Midfield pairing Chaz Boyle and Steve Cespedes took control and FCB went ahead through strikes from Reece Carling and Nick Boyle. The second half started as the first ended, with more FCB dominance, – a fine finish from Nick Boyle making it 3-1 with the brits looking like their former selves, only to be serially thwarted by the woodwork. FCB were reminded that they cannot forget their vulnerability, losing 2 late goals to wonderful Amiviajes efforts from outside the box, however, a second Carling goal at 3-2 was enough to give the Britanicos the 3 points the so desperately craved.
MOTM: Reece Carling
Match Report by Michael Langan
“Riding on a multi-game winless streak, FCB Bunwer looked to finally reverse their fortunes at La Elipa against lowly Amiviajes in an early affair. Emboldened by the full complement of 16 players available, FCB could entertain optimism and confidence, something boosted by the welcome return of Stuart Gibb, and a rare sighting of Phil Mugford and sons (it was not his fault but Neil’s). FCB lined up Hutch, Ally (a man who simply knows no quit), Fletch, Kirky, Tom, Steven S** Pest, Chaz, Nick, Reece, Ishmael and George.
FCB began brightly, and made chances for the first time in recent times, but were simply unable to finish with George and Chaz spurning good openings. As the game progressed, FCB began to exert their dominance against a woeful opposition, and should really have been a few up with the front three working well and causing problems. However, 25 minutes in, disaster struck, after a through ball was smartly saved by Hutch only to see the rebound trickle into the empty net. FCB,to their credit, retained composure and discipline, and this was rewarded moments later when they drew level after good passing allowed Reece to slot home at the back post. With Rami’s heart rate restored to something resembling normality, FCB again went on the offensive, but were unable to edge themselves in front, and risked reaching half time with a result which truly did not reflect the pattern of the game. However, after a calamitous sequence of events, Nick Boyle fired FCB into their first lead in 5 weeks, and one they deserved going into half time.
The second half, or at least its nascent period, proved a continuation of the first half, with FCB by far the more threatening side. After good play from Chaz Boyle, Ishmael was unlucky not to extend the lead. FCB, however, did not have to wait long, and Nick Boyle added a second to his tally to give FCB the necessary two goal cushion. However, some slack play in the midfield moments later allowed a fierce 25 yard drive to fizz past the outstretched arms of Hutch and drag Amiviajes back into a contest they had scarcely featured in. FCB remained resolute and continued to press, going close on numerous occasions via long range strikes and efforts from inside the box. Finally, with 15 minutes remaining, Reece appeared to make the game safe by adding to his own tally and regaining FCB’s two goal advantage. Again, however, FCB’s slack play hindered them, and allowed Amiviajes to set up a tense finish to the game. Thankfully, aided by a red card for an opposition player, FCB held on and finally relieve the crippling run of form which had brought them to the precipice. With a manageable away fixture next weekend, this game must be used as a springboard and allow FCB to consign this torturous run to the past.”