The Regional team suffered a disappointing 3-0 defeat away from home this afternoon to CD Estremera. The Brits thought they had gone ahead at 0-0, only for their early strike to be chopped off, however, they only had themselves to blame for their subsequent demise. Despite dominating possession of the ball, FCB found themselves unable to break down the home defence and create chances. At the other end, however, the FCB rear-guard was found wanting, leaving the management team with plenty of food for thought for the training week ahead.
Match report by Mikey Langan
“Looking to arrest a poor club run as of recent, FCB made the ridiculous journey 70 km south with nothing but Lee Armstrong’s awful taste in music for company to face CD Estremera. Placed only one position above the regional side, this appeared a good opportunity for the regional side to bounce back from last week, and string together their second away victory in succession. Welcoming three debutants to the side, Neil managed to find places for Reece and new lad Paul, but was unable to accomodate double agent Nick Boyle in his starting 11. FCB lined up Hutch, Seba, Fernando, Will, Reece. A midfield five of (from l-r) Pughy, Stevie Mac, Lee, Michael and Yoichi. New lad Paul was given the unenviable task of leading the line alone. FCB started promisingly, and moved the ball well, if a little conservatively among the back four and middle five. Paul, up front, displayed an undoubted ability to receive the ball under pressure, although was a little rushed in his distribution earlier on, but this improved vastly as the game proceeded. Within ten minutes, FCB had the ball in the back of the net after Will turned home a driven cross, but was harshly adjudged to have been in an offside position. From here, FCB day deteriorated, and within ten minutes, they were dealt a triple blow. Firstly, defensive colossus Fernando was forced off with a quad strain, to be replaced with Nick Boyle. And FCB went from 11 v 11 to what felt like 14 v 10 in a hearbeat. Matters were compounded when, after slack play from the rogue agent, the opposition broke quickly, and, after a mix up in the FCB defence, Hutch was rounded and FCB were undeservingly a goal down. From this, FCB dropped the tempo a little, and were penned in for the next fifteen minutes, before again regaining composure, and possibly being unlucky to remain trailing at the interval.