- Opposition: AMIS
- Goals scored:
- First half = none scored
- Second half = Anne linh
- Final score: AmIS 2 - 1 BIS HCMC
- Coaches player of the match: Bianca
- Captains player of the match: Anadori
Last Wednesday our second match was held at AMIS and although our results did not turn out as expected, this match was still a learning experience for all of us, and united us more as a team.
We began the first half with high spirits from the previous match, and with a lot more confidence, we took the ball straight from the kick-off towards their half of the pitch. During the majority of the first half, we managed to keep the ball on their side, and with good communication between the defensive players and our goalkeeper Isaure, it was very hard for them to get to our goal, and have any shots on target.
We started the second half with high expectations, seeing as we had mainly dominated the first half. However, miscommunication during a free kick, led to them scoring their first goal. We did not let this affect us, and continued pressing and pushing forwards, not letting this starting goal determine the end score. Shortly after this, our efforts paid off when a very well followed corner by Anne linh resulted in our equalizing goal. Rapidly, tension levels rose, and communication and decision making dropped, as everyone panicked, trying to score the winning goal. A cluster of people and hasty actions, caused a misjudgement from the ref and a penalty that gave AMIS their winning goal. Shortly after the match had ended the coaches and captain decided on the players of the match, Anadori and Bianca.
Although we lost the match, we battled hard throughout it, and discovered some weaknesses in our team. Overall, we benefited from this game because it helped us improve our strategies as a team, and showed us clearly what we had to work on. In spite of the fact that this game wasn’t at home so we weren’t accustomed to it, and arguably the referees didn’t make what we saw as the right decisions at all times, we managed to keep working until the last whistle, and adjust to these conditions as best as we could. We were not all as impressed with our performance as we were last time, however from now on we will train more as a team, and take our energy to turn the scores around at the City Championships.