Sunday, September 16, 2007

Match Review - Blitz v Celtics

Celtics Hammer Blitz into Submission

Celtics 3-0 Blitz
(HT 1-0)

In a one sided match Celtics showed some good early season form to put three past the Blitz defense. After a late first half goal finally broke the Blitz resolve Celtics went on to score two more goals matching the scoreline to their amount of possession.

The Blitz went into the match confidently after winning Open Division Two last season and having a fairly long unbeaten run. They did not count on the all around ability of Celtic and their good mid season form.

Celtic begun brightly controlling possession and making Blitz chase the ball. Celtics moved the ball well between midfield and defense making it difficult for the Blitz to contain them. Blitz did well for the first twenty minutes limiting chances for the Celtics, but the heat started to take a toll allowing more space for the dominant team.

Celtics started to get a significant number of chances but their poor finishing combined with the excellent goalkeeping of Gummi kept them in check. Blitz were looking to counter attack but opportunities were few and far between.

Blitz started having difficulty clearing their lines and the breakthrough finally came. After a fine display by Gummi he was unable to do anything to prevent Celtics slotting home the first goal. Blitz went into half time a goal down but happy that it was not more. At one point in the half Blitz only had 10 players on the field due to poor substitution management.

Blitz started the second half with the same lineup as the first and looked to keep more possession. The half started brightly with the Blitz having more of the ball and managing to keep a lot of the play in the Celtic half. Blitz even had a couple of opportunities during this period but a strong Celtic defense managed to keep them out.

Midway through the half a quick counter by Celtic effectively finished off the game making it 2-0 and taking the steam out of the Blitz. The 90 degree heat and pace of the game had made it a tough day to be a Blitz player.

Blitz were given some hope 10 minutes later when a Celtic player was sent off for high challenge on Tyler but hope quickly diminished as Celtics quickly converted from a corner to put the result beyond doubt.

Blitz can take heart from a tough defeat, they were missing three key outfield players and have always started off the season slowly. After a strong defensive performance they can look forward to next weeks game against the Hotspurs.

Blitz lineup: Gummi, Kip, Kerry, Glenn, Tyler, Scott, Kevin, John, Alex, Mark, Jimmy.


Anonymous said...

Who the hell is this? I want to know who jenx'd me with the "even tyler isn't injured" comment.


"The Berger" said...

Hey blitz insider. How did you do the countdown clock?

Blitz Insider said...

Dear "the berger",

Please quit copying my blog.

Blitz Insider