The FC Británico de Madrid Regional side strode out feeling good and ready for the battle with a team only 3 points below them in the table. Except for a new centreback partnership the squad remained very similar to the last couple of weekends during which it had played well without recognition on the scoreboard.
This Sunday though was a bad day for the FCB fan club and FCB Legend Ashley Usiskin, who had taken a weekend break from sexy-football in Amsterdam to add his support, as they had to watch FCB concede twice in the first 10 minutes, one a simple long ball and the second a couple minutes later after the ball dropped to the C.F. Fenix “B” defensive midfielder 10 yards out.
With confidence already fragile this was the last thing FCB wanted. It did show some character that, after some carefully chosen words from manager Moran had sunk in, The Whites worked their way back into the game with new signing Madris picked out with precision by the gifted Armstrong from a quick freekick. Madris’ first touch was majestic and with the second he poked it past the ‘keeper and into the corner.
Battle was recommenced and if it were not for the Fenix “B” goalkeeper FCB would have drawn level, The Brits were building pressure and pushing the opposition back, but it was then that Fenix struck the killing blow on the counterattack; a break down the left-wing ended with a cross to the back post and decent finish beyond the flailing Hutchinson in goal. To add insult to the already shredded British pride the final play of the game saw the Brit’s keeper give away a penalty as he charged off his line, wiping out captain Tomás and the Fenix striker in the process. The opposition keeper and captain stepped up to strike a bullet into the corner from the spot.
As the final whistle was blown seconds later heads were bowed after a fairly uninspired performance. The players need to step up and show how much the club means to them next week if the slide is to be stopped.
FCB expects and deserves more from everyone, please come down to training and pull together in search of that elusive victory.