Match Review: German-Swiss All Stars vs Hibernians FC

19-Jan-2019 17:00

League // Turf City 1
German-Swiss All Stars
1 - 3
Hibernians FC
1
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3
Referee - Ruslee // Assistans - N/A & N/A
German-Swiss All Stars

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Weak performance form German-Swiss Allstars

In the first 15 minutes the game was well balanced. But after that, GSAS were given the first goal after a good freekick variant form Hibernians FC and a sleepy defending. In the following the space between the defence, the midfield and the strikers was too big and accuracy of the passes to bad, so it was easy for the Hibbs to play. In the second half, GSAS started well, won more tacklings and did a good offence play which was rewarded with a goal from Basti Wolf. After that, they shifted one gear back and Hibernians came back into the game. After a good pass through the Germans defence, Daniel Martin scored. The strength sinked and GSAS had no more strong forces in front of the goal. In the overtime Hibernians scored their third goal to the final score.

STATS

Yellow Cards
  • Hamza Ben Naceur Gharfane
  • Daniel Martin
  • Chris Boylen
Double Yellow Cards
Red Cards
Scoring
  • Bastian Wolff
  • Daniel Martin
  • Daniel Martin
  • Mark Bufton
Assists
  • Andrew Knott
  • Andrew Knott
  • Julio Vasquez
Man Of the Match
  • Bastian Wolff
  • Mark Bufton
Man Of the Match (opponent)
  • -
  • -
Hibernians FC

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Back-to-back

Hibs named an unchanged back line for what seemed like the first time ever and made it back-to-back wins in 2019 with a deserved win against The German Swiss Allstars. Hibs started much the brighter and took the lead with a neatly worked free-kick involving Buffy, Julio and last of all Dan who scored with a simple finish. Dan then had some issues with the headed chances that came his way. One in particular would have made an excellent defensive clearance as it made the corner flag with the goal at his mercy. Vish was largely unemployed but he had to be alert to deal with a back-post header as GSAS looked threatening from the set-pieces they were given by the referee and could well have drawn level. GSAS were more in the game in the second half as Hibs struggled to find fluency again. GSAS equalised as Vish punched a dangerous cross out but the ball was lifted straight back in and a very offside looking Basti flicked in with only one Hib between he and the goal. Thankfully Hibs woke up. Julio went racing clear and with only the keeper to beat and Dan unmarked his legs gave up on him. Boycey headed just past the post and then the Hibs bench came into the game and ultimately won it. Joel and Colin were lively and the former’s outrageous dummy let Knotty’s pass find Dan and his finish was clinical in off the post. It looked like Hibs were the more likely to score next and a few chances came and went before Knotty moved the ball on to man-of-the-match, Buffy, who drilled it into the far corner for his first of the season and to seal the win. Having lost to a 10-man GSAS side from a winning position early in the season, it felt like we went some way to making up for that. MoM for GSAS was their centre back (22) for his excellent delivery and composure.

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