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Maycometal v FC Británico de Madrid

The game started off with a simple 4-4-2 formation thanks to Mike Basset (Fleck). From the beginning MAYCO´s game plan was simple, get free kicks or hit Javi with the long ball. The former worked soon into the first half when a soft challenge from Alex ended in a penalty and a yellow. The first of many “fouls” to come. Josue stepped up and in cat like fashion saved the ill-gotten penalty.  Still 0-0. FCB tried to break down the defense, but it was proving hard work as they were organized and motivated. The Stalemate continued for the first half with neither team looking likely to score even though the Brits had most of the ball. The FCB defense held out with Cris, Alex, Rama and Macca easily handling the attacking threats.

HALF TIME 0-0

The second half began with FCB looking bright and fresh, passing was flowing and the break seemed to be coming, the woodwork was rocked a few times but no goals. Then disaster struck. Alex got a second yellow and an early shower. Fabian came into help out the back 3 and the attacking continued. A cross from a free kick saw MAYCO´s striker guide a glancing header into the far corner 1-0. Luigi came off for Foxy, Macca off for Liam and Alvaro for Ali. FCB continued to attack and show why they are champions. Sadly another set piece saw three unmarked men at the back post line up to put the ball in the net. A disappointing game ended 2-0 with the Brits wanting to respond in a strong fashion in the next fixture.

Man of the match: Josue Delgado
The Chris Parker miss of the match: Luigi

FC Británico vs A.D.Carrozas

The game started with FCB moving the ball well. We pressed high and made the opposition make mistakes regularly. Sadly that ran both ways at the beginning. Jordan and Ed pressed and won the ball well on the left and Rama kept it quiet on the right with some calm defending. Foxy pressed across the front with Luigi in hot pursuit. Then a corner was given. Zak stepped up to swing it in and naturally had a dig, not the first time he scored from the corner and it won’t be the last. 1-0.

Half time

The second half began with total dominance from FCB and we attacked at will. Their fast forwards were no match for the stalwart defence. The second came through Calum who volleyed home a cross from Jordan. 2-0. Time for some fresh legs. Foxy came off for new Andy and Rama off for Macca. This change kept the pressure on and they couldn’t hold out forever. Macca had a shot from distance but to no avail. Then it happened, Zak slotted the ball into the far corner. 3-0. Alvaro on for Alberto and Rodgers came on for Ed and then the onslaught began anew. Macca burst into the box and cut back for Zak who came very close to his hat trick, the ball sailed wide by a hair. The barrage of assault continued until the referee called time on a game that would only have one team coming out on top, a performance the score line does do justice.

Man of the match: Calum Cant
Goal of the game: Zak Harry
The Chris Parker miss of the match: Ramiro Perez Toledo

FC Británico de Madrid v Amiviajes

FCB started off the match totally in control. We passed the ball around comfortably and the opposition barely got out of their own half. Despite having the lions share of the possession the goals were not forthcoming. The defence had nothing to do but mop up the long balls that were being sent in desperation. The breakthrough finally came when Macca shot from 35 yards and the keeper pulled off a fantastic save, however not being able to catch the blazing strike The Fox in the box tapped it in and got his first of the game. 1-0. The play continued at a pace that both Rami and Fleck didn’t approve of. So Alberto moved to midfield, Macca to CB and Alvaro to RB. The instructions were simple, intensity. FCB had the opposition frantically scrambling to stop the goals. Luigi ran through onto a perfect ball and slotted it in. 2-0.

HALF TIME
The tactics were changed at half time and the midfield went for the diamond formation. This made an already one sided match brutal. The game was being played in the Amaviajes half and they looked no closer to getting to the FCB goal line. The inevitable happened when Andrew got his second of the game by cooly finishing past the keeper. 3-0. Confidence was growing and everyone was willing to have a crack at goal. The forth came when Jordan banged in a screamer from the edge of the box. 4-0. Changes were made with Alvaro coming off for Matt and Luigi coming off for Calum and Ali for Simon. The fresh legs kept the pressure on and FCB went for 5. It came through Alberto bursting into the box and claiming and well deserved goal. 5-0. The next change came when Macca, who had been a rock in the centre of defence all game came off for Yago. The referee seemed to be calling for offside every few minutes. Callum who had been putting the strikers through on goal, and anyone else for the that matter, for fun slotted Andrew through on goal and the Fox got his hat-trick. 6-0. The full time whistle blew and FCB came away with the bench sitting there thinking, it should have been more.
MOTM: Hat-trick hero Andrew Fox
Goal of the game: Jordan Mellon
Miss of the match in association with Chris Parker: Zak Harry

FC Británico vs Chiquifru B

The final game for midfielder Tarek began in a frustrating way for FCB. FCB had the lion’s share of possession and couldn’t do much with it. The play progressed in a remarkably repetitive way. Chiquifru played the long ball due to high pressure from FCB and the centre backs swept the ball to the full backs, who then proceeded to start an attack. This cycle continued until Andy passed inside to Tally, a quick lay off saw Calum come in with a great strike outside the box, 1-0 FCB. Again the cycle continued until Zak pounced on a defender with the ball and relieved him of possession only to follow through and score by slotting it in the bottom corner 2-0. Both defences were doing well, no complacency crept in for FCB and Chiquifru held out despite enormous pressure.

HALF TIME

After a half time hair dryer treatment FCB came out and wanted to put more goals in. The defence continued sweeping and moving the ball up the pitch, Rama showing great timing and tackling when the long ball was played and tracked his men well. Alex, Ed and Andy were not put under too much pressure and dealt easily with the attacks. The midfield continued to be patient and looked for a gap, more risks were taken looking for the penetration we had looked likely to get something from our effort. However, it was not to be. Rami was dejected on the side lines and Fleck was rather quiet. The stark contrast of a roaring Tally on the pitch. Andy was taken off for Alexis, Pedro for Alvaro and Tarek for Luigi. Some great play put FCB in the box and Zak was brought down in the area. Seeing as it was Tarek’s last game Zak stepped aside and let the honour fall to him. Tarek calmly put the ball in the net and left his final game with a goal. 3-0.

 

MOTM: Ramiro Pérez
Goal of the Game: Calum Cant
Miss of the game sponsored by Chris Parker: Ismael Majid

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