Goals: Menghini (2), Kennedy, Vasko, New Assists: Kennedy, Whiteley, New, Menghini (2) Man of the Match: Menghini
When I got home on Sunday I could not stop thinking...Mc’Donalds or KFC???What had made him leave??? Why...
What a tough decision, I know.
There is only one dude who can queue up in Mc's and leave everything and everyone behind and go for KFC, and he knows it ;) we love you ..
Whatever made him change his mind that was after the match so let’s go four hours back in time...,
It was a gray cold November morning at Broadway Park, everything seemed to be ready for another engrossing match, till the middle of warming up when AFC realized that they are at the wrong pitch and their opponents are god knows where. Luckily our manager managed to sort that one out after making a quick call.
Before we started there was a queer smell floated in the air ,suddenly all eyes were on Mackie's fiancée , is this how Mackie is paying for his weeding , is this how you can afford to invite everyone for your posh dinner , is it ? is it Mackie?
No wonder, Rogers missed the ball few times in first 5 minutes, thanks god they didn't convert any of it.
Anyway, AFCD started playing tiqui-taca (who doesn’t know what is tiqui-taca just ask google) from the beginning with Jorge dictating the tempo from the middle, they were maintaining the possession well, good on the ball, without any fear going forward, quite solid at the back, with only three defenders as they switched back to famous 3-5-2 even though it is a not good formation, oppositions creating way more chances as they would against 4-4-2.
However, there is always something positive to pick in negative things, did not take long and Matt K.the KFC dude sent beautiful pass behind the highly unorganized defense probably the worst I everseen in my entire life and Ross found himself one on one and with a Diego Costa’s style did not give any chance for keeper to stop him celebrating his 6th goal of the season…. 1:0 to AFC!!!
After the opening goal the game changed a bit, AFC slowed down, Broadway lads got better on the ball, with few lucky touches created few chances and left the AFC defenders once again thinking of themselves. Fortunately, their strikers’ ability were really poor so no goal for Broadway.
With 25 minutes gone, AFCD exchanged few balls in the middle of field, passing the ball forward to Matt K, who brilliantly controlled the ball, went through few players as if there weren't even there and once he reached the edge of the box he didn’t give the keeper any chance to stop his rocket shot. 2:0 to AFC!!! Everything seems to be back on the track after few weeks of disappointment.
We could see some bright moments in AFCD performance, co-operation between McDonald and Vasko was working really well with help from the middle from Garcia, Whitely and Harrison, the same on the other side Jaffray with Gaz Lee caused problems for Broadway’s defenders. Gaz Lee was playing his another great game ("if he just knew how good he is, he just has to believe in himself " as an old Irish would say who BTW did not disappoint again, teaching the opponents good behavior and some basic rules which one of their defenders obviously didn’t like it, kick the ball away, thought he would be a hero and true is he just proved how stupid he is.
AFCD managed to have some good corners till end of the first half and that was it pretty much it in first half.
In spite of the wining 2:0 AFCD wasn’t 100% satisfied with their performance, and wanted to improve even more with the second half ahead of them, score some more goals and more importantly not concede any.
With Gaz New about to get on the pitch that could be a whole new chapter…
Well, after he got on the pitch he received a good ball from right side, ran along the box and finished it with a decent shoot. No longer after that there was a good combination on the right side again and he crossed the ball in and Ross alias Costa nodded it in (after being 2 yards offside) I could clearly see it from my position. 3:0 to AFCD!!!!
Few subs were made, With Hadfield and Lloyd coming on, brought some fresh wind into AFCD’s sails some good passes and stable defending were made especially by Hadfield.
What happened then, it is difficult to put into words, it was quick and did cost Rogers his clean sheet ,everything started after Whiteley hilariously ending up on the floor , myself laughing my head off instead attacking the fella with the ball (pretty sure there was few more of us doing the same) , and that’s how Broadway got back to the game.
Didn’t take long for AFCD to shake off from the goal , Ross got into the box from right side and with a gentle chip set the ball for Vasko on the other side who comfortably volleyed it in. 4:1 !!!!
Similar chance has Lloyd few minutes later unfortunately the ball went above the bar… (It was good mate , but not quite Carling !!! )
Gaz new then finished his good performance with great goal as he sprinted through whole pitch, leaving the 40 years old dude behind him and not giving any chance to keeper , what an outstanding moment. 5:1 to AFCD !!!
Gaz found himself in few more chances afterwards,however, he did not manage score any more goals.
Broadway, added one more goal at the end, but that did not stop AFCD from having a nice Sunday , either in KFC or Mc'Donalds, personal preferences ...
All Didsbury players are looking forward to their X-mas Party and next Sunday match which is going to be live on ITV from 10:30