Match Review: Swiss FC vs Casuals FC

07-Dec-2016 20:00

Cup Last 16 // UWC Dover
Swiss FC
1 - 4
Casuals FC
1
-
4
Referee - Jonathan // Assistans - Segar & Colin
Swiss FC

Line-Up

  • Benjamin Bringuier
  • Herwan Nulhaqiem
  • Cedric Deschamps
  • Muhammad Fadhil
  • Cyrill Binder
  • Adam Bikour
  • Jeremy Guioth
  • Thomas Baer
  • Ntoudi Mouyelo-Katoula
  • Jeremy Marco
  • Stefan Vogel

Substitues

  • Benoit Masse
  • Takayasu Yamamoto

Report

Another week another defeat

Its getting depressing having to write match reports every week. Another defeat this time in the Cup at the hands of Casuals. A very much stretched and depleted squad turned up for this match day. Having lost already our 2 main outlets upfront to ACL injuries (in a month), we lost now Urs during the warm up. Looks like another long term casualty... Get well ! We didnt have much possession in the first half with the midfield being overran. Ended the half 0-2 down. We looked to fight our way out of it and got one back through sheet determination in the beginning of the 2nd half. Any fire in our belly was quickly extinguished when Casuals were awarded a penalty to make it 3-1. The game ended 1-4. On a positive note, decent debut from Benoit in the middle of defence; who is unfortunately not able to commit on Saturdays. Tough times ahead but we are looking forward to the December/ January break. It is encouraging to see that most players care and we continue to fight and try our best every match. Would be nice to have some luck on the pitch once in a while and with regards to injuries as well.....

STATS

Yellow Cards
  • Muhammad Fadhil
  • Will Patz
  • Tom Lees
Double Yellow Cards
Red Cards
Scoring
  • Cedric Deschamps
  • Patrick McMullen
  • Will Patz
  • Jake Taylor
  • Jake Taylor
Assists
  • Jake Taylor
Man Of the Match
  • -
  • Jake Taylor
Man Of the Match (opponent)
  • -
  • Cedric Deschamps
Casuals FC

Line-Up

  • Kazuki Sato-Brennan
  • Will Patz
  • Lee Scurr
  • Dan Munns
  • Angus Buttar
  • Patrick McMullen
  • Andy Woodbridge
  • Ben Smith
  • Lee Dae Hee
  • Harry Blakey
  • Jake Taylor

Substitues

  • Paul Cowie
  • Rich Simmonds
  • Tom Lees

Report

‘Let’s make Casuals great again’

Cup match on a perfect Wednesday evening down at UWC. Squad arrived in good time and with only a couple missing we looked very strong. The idea was to enjoy the game, pressure the Swiss all over the pitch and force mistakes high up the field. Few changes to the team but on paper it looked very strong, capable and full of ball players – scribe was excited. Angus took the armband and what was his last game for Casuals – Angus recently finished NS so was no longer Corp Sgt Angus, he was now just civilian Angus or ‘Rodders’ as I see him. Kick off. Game started to plan, some great ball play across the park with every player involved and looking comfortable on the ball. Munnford rolled back the years and looked like an Ashley Westwood clone, playing deep and starting all the forward ball work, this gave Pat and Will aka Gary Gardner and Tshibola the license to get forward and attack with some freedom. Jake was causing havoc down the left like a sober Grealish but with shitter hair and Dae Hee was up and down the wing like Jordan Ayew….Andy was leading the line well like Kodjia, plenty of energy (snail pace mind) smart movement and interplay with Gardner, Tshibola leaving gaps for Grealish and Ayew to exploit. The movement and fluidity was a joy to play in but it was matched by the intensity of every Casuals player – first chance came after a tackle by Kodjia with a neat semi cryuff turn playing in Grealish who couldn’t quite get his shot off. The first goal came after some great interplay including too many to name but it was crossed by Grealish and expertly finished by Gardner! 1-0. Second followed in similar fashion with Tshibola finishing after more great work in the middle and wide players – the 2nd goal saw 4 casuals players in the box which was pleasing to see. Kodjia was causing havoc with his movement but his finishing was very Milosevic. 2-0 half time and the play in that first half was excellent, probably one of the best we had seen for a long time. Second half we expected a fight back and to a point we got it but mainly due to structural changes from the Swiss. Ben had their striker in his back pocket in true Chester fashion and Lee had WD40 in his and was looking like an older sober McGrath aka God. Kaz was providing width that only Amavi can and civilian Angus looked exactly Hutton on the right backed up by the Harry Bosnich sans narcotics addiction. Casually found it harder in the 2nd period with Swiss cutting down the space that have been there in the first half. It was the swiss who scored first after a bit of ping ball and a poor clearance by Chester landing nicely for the Swiss forward to sweep in. 2-1 game on. Its usually at this point that Casuals would start to moan, body language drops if someone mishits a pass but we continued to try and play albeit frustration was creeping in with the Swiss looking to break up play by any means. Subs came on to steady the ship with Cowie coming on for Westwood. Typically Cowie aka Alan Wright is a left back but for this game he saddled himself in the middle with instant war cries of which no one understand as regular translator Fraze was injured with a torn stomach lining. Ayew pulled up with a hamstring so big Tom came on to the right and looked every inch an uglier Joachim. Little Rich came on with his beard trying to look like Jedinak but looked more like a Southampton youth players from the 90s. Joachim was proving to be a nice outlet with his pace and whilst the middle was a little congested Casuals still found space at the back to press and force mistakes. Third goal came from a clear penalty with a great ball from Wright in to Grealish who expertly cut across his defender only to be bundled down, an obvious pen although the shouts of ‘were you at the cosmo committee meeting’ made no real sense. Grealish dispatched the pen was ease however he was made to retake as a Casuals player was in the box. Same result simple finish with the GK struggling to get down quick enough. 3-1. McGrath and Chester were still comfortable and Hutton was trying to finish his Casuals career was a goal by shooting from 40yards out….at an angle…idiot. Amavi was covering well for McGrath when WD40 was being applied and Bosnich was just trying to stay away from any goal lines. Fourth goal came and it was a ripper – neat interplay again with Grealish taken wide and a lovely cross goal shot in to the bottom corner giving the GK no chance. Joachim had time to get a hattrick but he didn’t because he’s Joachim and Kodjia for all his hard work and movement couldn’t hit a barn door so the game finished 4-1 and the Causals march on to the next round. Thanks to the Swiss for an enjoyable game, kept plugging and caused a few problems. Excellent 60mins for Casuals, the team spirit was back, the football was back and a win to boot! We say goodbye to Angus who has been a Casuals stalwart playing for all 3 teams. He leaves us a civilian but is likely to come back a Doctor after his interviews with Cambridge, Oxford and Harvard, it had a been a good few weeks for the Civilian with a new girlfriend which this humble scribe was advised not to mention…ANGUS HAS A GIRLFRIEND….albeit in Ireland. MOM Swiss: #11 I think, classy player. MOM Casuals: Grealish

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