AFC Hope 0 Mosaic 1 Match Report PW

Defending champions Atheletico Mosaic bounced straight back with a win on their second game of the season after losing to BEC on the opening day. In an evenly matched game AFC Hope and Mosaic countered each other out on a remarkably small pitch where one goal would separate the Championship chasing teams.

 

 

At half time, the honours were even at 0-0, but it could have been a deluge of goals, but for some outstanding saves from both keepers. In the second half no team was dominant; each had their chances in an often messy game where finding possession in midfield held the keys to easily pushing forward toward the opposition goal owing to the size of the pitch.

 

 

 

There was still plenty of quality being played when AFC were in possession in their own half and after Mosaic helmsman, Tom Murphy scored with 15 minutes to go. Despite attempts from AFC to get an equalizer the strong backline of Mosaic was more than a match for the AFC onslaught that petered out quickly. By then Mosaic were playing some of their best football of the game even threatening to double their lead.

 

 

This game was always going to be low own goals scored and a draw would have been a fair result that both teams would have accepted. However, in a league competition that is always going to be tight at the top this season, one goal was the differences between 3 vital points and leaving the park with nothing.