UCEDA 2-1 FCB Bunwer

17/12/2011 – Getafe

FCB Bunwer failed to give manager Rami Majid an early christmas present with a 2-1 loss away from home. The Guiris took the lead through Man of the Match, Mikey Langan, with a strike from outside the area before the home side equalised. With the game heading for a draw, which would’ve been a fair result for both teams, the Britanicos conceded a freak goal from a ball over the top and left Getafe with no reward for their considerable effort. FCB Bunwer leave for their Christmas break reflecting on a third straight defeat, however, they will hope that their performance away from home against such a quality side will signal a resurgence in form in the New Year.

Match Report from Lee Fletcher

Looking to finish the calendar year on a high, FCB were faced with the toughest of task- UCEDA away from home, and missing a couple of key players, and with unspoken tensions between playing and coaching staff threatening to envelop and destroy team morale. After a wrong turn from the homeward bound Hutch, FCB were left with a scant warm up, before kicking off. Lining up was Hutch, Reece, Fletch (seriously), Mike Ojo, veteran centre half Martin Kirkparick, Sean Powell, Langs, Nick, debuting James Hamilton, Ismael and Big arse Arnar.  FCB, unlike the previous two outings, started the game well, although they were admittedly up against a calidad side, who kept and distribted the ball very well. On the rare occasions the back line was breached, Matt Hutch was an excellent and effective sweeper, nullifying any potential danger. At the other end, FCB were threatening to get right in behind the UCEDA backline, but were victim of some poor offside decisions, coupled with a slight inability to get the ball quite under control. UCEDA, however, were guilty of having a few smashing looking boys playing for them- a silver foxed george clooney, and a tall and elegant centre half in particular standing out. OOFT. More than a match for our handsome players (reece, matt hutch and, in his own way, lee fletcher). Special kudos must be accredited to Rami Majid for the encouraging first half display, for having the bravery and foresight to radically change system, allowing our full backs to push on and attack, while still providing a strong spine and a combative and energetic midfield.
After catching a well earned breath at half time, FCB roared out of the traps in the 2nd half, taking control of the game and beginning to assert themself on the game. With a defensive midfield holding Lang finding a new lease of life and springing forward, excellently aided by Nick Boyle, to finish and put FCB into a one nothing lead ten minutes after the restart. Sadly, after this, FCB reverted to a similar style of play having taken the lead, and began to panic and miss out the midfield, instead favouring a back to front approach, which yielded little success. Having said that, Langs and Nick both went close with opportunities, in truth, to put the game beyond UCEDA. With 15 minutes to go, FCB had a soft free kick given against them, which was taken full advantage, with a great delivery and bullet header levelling the scores, sadly. Five minutes later, Lee Fletcher, claiming to have performed a Bobby Moore tackle (Bobby won the ball but, mate), was cruelly adjudged to have fouled the UCEDA forward inside the box, and a penalty was awarded. Hutch, however, was confident and ‘gave the eyes’ to the penalty taker, forcing him to miss the penalty. A relief, undoubtedly, however it proved to be short lived, and FCB suffered disaster a mere 5 minutes from the end, conceding a late goal to leave them cruelly robbed of anything to show for a very encouraging and creditable performance.
Special credit goes out to Lee Fletcher, who performed very well at centre half after a long spell out, to James Hamilton who debuted promisingly, and looks to be a very good addition to the squad, and to Rami, as mentioned above, for his inspired tactical change. And, as ever, to Nick Boyle for surviving having 8 men marking him, and for bouncing back so well from his own personal tragedy on Friday morning. Cheers mate
MOTM went to Langs, who has neither forgiven nor forgotten. 
Felix Navidad to all, and good luck to the regional lads tomorrow.”

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