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Dream League week 3 results

Fishguard vs Pumas

A nice game this..Welshy playing a nice attacking 4-4-2 with LSTD using a counter punching 4-3-3 - they say that styles makes fights and in this case I think it's true.
I think LSTD sat off maybe too much and allowed Welshy too much possession granted a lot of it was sidewards and simple retention, with the pace at his disposal LSTD will always be a threat - even as a counter puncher....lets see what the fruity thought

5 Mins a bit of a cagey affair so far but it's a booking for Henrichs, think the ref was harsh myself and clearly trying to plant a marker down

27 mins The away team in typical sucker punch style pinch the ball in the middle, Tielemans pings it up for Cornet to chase who drags it back for Correa to finish first time.

37 mins - Ooohh that's a nasty one by Dahoud, wasn't so much late on Kranevitter as mega-early for the next one

42 mins - The home team only sing when they're winning, and now drawing, clever play by Forsberg who floats in a lovely ball for Janssen who powers a header past Pau...Kerpow 1-1

54 mins - - The home fans are in full swing now as Weigl let rip from fully 35 yards out, looks like a wicked deflection off Hernandez but they all count and Weigl is claiming it....Boom Boom Wiggle Wiggle...2-1

60 mins We're level again, clever set-play this, Tielemans with an inswinging corner to the back stick, Ake heads back across goal and there's Williams to stab home. 2-2

70-75 mins - a whole host of subs, I'm not massively paying attention as there's a treacle in the crowd that the camera keeps zooming in on.

77 mins - 's Lozano & Janssen - a nice bit of 's - Lozano clearly desperate to make an impression on LSTD, tracks back but it's a clumsy challenge that leaves Janssen in a heap, who then gets up and there's a bit shoving, nothing major just strutting like camp Ian Browns.

84 - mins - Massive controversy here, Fekir has been quiet all day, beats his man and then takes a tumble in the box, ref can't have seen it fully because no way is that a pen

85 - mins - The brass neck of that snidey lil Fekir, as he steps up and smacks it into the top corner, 3 keepers would't have saved that...Welshy has full on poker face here, but inside you know he's loving it, absolutely loving it

90 mins - full time

Janssen & Dahoud - Fishguard
Henrichs & Lozano - Pumas

Goals & Assists

Janssen (Forsberg) Weigel & Fekir
Correa (Cornet) Williams (Ake)

MOTM - Tielemans - Did all the hard-work a superb midfielder unlucky to be on the losing team

posted on 20/5/16


comment by Welshy (U1348)

posted on 20/5/16

Blyth Spartans v Dyskobolia Grodzisk Wielkopolski

Blyth Spartans
Buffon, Calabria, Silva, Rugani, Yedlin, Motta (Mauri), De Rossi, Cataldi (Lapadula), Munir, Carroll (Sadiq), Aarons

Dyskobolia Grodzisk Wielkopolski
Mannone, Bellerin , Gabriel (Akpom), Terry, Vermaelen, Enrique, Hoffmann, De Jong, Morrison, Odegaard, Welbeck

It’s been a slow burner this season for sure but Blyth Spartans are finally off the mark.

It’s never easy of course to get past Willy’s Double Decker Bus, but the Poles are definitely much more effective in terms of keeping their opposition at bay at home than they are when away from their home fortress.

It took a while to come, but when Dyskobolia changed their shape in the second half, it let in big Andy Carroll to take his chances. Although he was cruelly denied a potential hat-trick by being subbed after netting 2 outstanding headers in the space of 5 mins

Final Score: Blyth Spartans 2-0 Dyskobolia Grodzisk Wielkopolski
Blyth Scorers: Carroll x 2 (Yedlin with an assist for both goals)
MOTM: Carroll


Forres Mechanics v Tatung Football Club

Forres Mechanics
Bentley, Holding, Barzagli, Wallace, Jackson, Grujic, Kante , Alli (Cook), Asensio, Gabriel, Ibrahimovic

Tatung Football Club
Reina, Simpson, Gomez, Dante, Duarte, Alonso, Thomas, Oztunali (Traore ), Coke , Mahrez, Origi

Forres surely amongst the pre-season favourites, whilst Tatung were a late but very welcome entry. Both teams have a really good blend of experience and youth and I’m expecting a close game on paper but with Forres having the clear advantage of being at home.

Another valuable home win for Forres as they continue to be one of the pacesetters, even though they were missing Neves, the qualities of Alli and Kante really shone though. No shame in this for Tatung who put in a really solid performance and very much look like they’re a team that can definitely start taking some wins.

Forres Mechanics 2-1 Tatung Football Club
Forres Scorers: Ibrahimovic x 2 (Alli with 1 Assist, Asensio with the other)
Tatung Scorer: Mahrez (Xabi Alonso)
MOTM: Alli

Juventus v Wellington Phoenix

Bizzarri, Klostermann, Tah, Ayala, Fosu-Mensah, Drinkwater, Sanches, Coman, Boufal (Sensi ), Dembele , Aduriz

Wellington Phoenix
Howard, Jung, Bailly, Wimmer, Grimaldo, Elneny, Coquelin (Rabiot), Deulofeu, van der Vaart (Gray ), Iwobi, Rashford

I’m a massive fan of both of these managers in terms of their squad building and tactics, hence I always knew that this was going to be a very tight call. Juve’s home advantage should technically make them favourites, but they’re going to have be on their toes against the New Zealanders.

This game didn’t fail to live up to expectations, pretty much a classic and I’m already looking forward to the return fixture down under.

Juventus 3-2 Wellington Phoenix
Juventus Scorers: Aduriz x 2 (Dembele with 1 assist, Coman with the other), Coman (no assist)
Wellington Phoenix Scorers: Rashford (Deulofeu), Iwobi (van der Vaart)
MOTM: Coman


SC Cambuur-Leeuwarden v Edinburgh City

SC Cambuur-Leeuwarden
Alisson, Mayke , Salcedo, Reyes (Roca), Geferson, Danilo (Paulista ), Paredes, Arrascaeta, Pereiro, Jota , González (Martinez)

Edinburgh City
Gordon, Semedo, van Dijk, Denayer, Evra, McGregor (McLean), Wanyama, Roberts, Ghezzal (Walker),
Defoe (Silva), Vardy

After 2 draws in their first 2 matches Edinburgh head to the Netherlands in search of their first win. Whilst as Forres discovered last week there’s no such thing as an easy game away to Cambuur. The Dutch side always lay on a post-match finger buffet for the opposition, but that’s as welcoming as they get.

Cambuur are a young vibrant team – so much South American talent – and over the years I’m come to respect their ability to scout for the very best youngsters from that continent. Edinburgh’s front line are jam packed full of goals, and I’m such a massive fan of their back-line too.

Cambuur know how important it is they make pick up home wins and home advantage was the key aspect here. Edinburgh have now played twice away in 3 games and I expect their first win to come very soon.

Final Score: SC Cambuur-Leeuwarden 2-1 Edinburgh City
Cambuur Scorers: Reyes (Jota), González (no assist)
Edinburgh Scorer: Vardy (Roberts)
MOTM: Diego Reyes

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