1 Oct - 31 Dec
3 months into the first season, and it's looking quiet promising. We haven't lost a game in the season yet, and hopefully we can hold onto this lead for a little while longer. Looking at the squad, it felt like it was lacking a bit of star power, so I've looked through the junior national teams to see if there was any players who didnt have a club. Luckily for me, we found two players in Dayle Coleing, and William Cross
Our third and final player that we transferred was someone from the Kosovo u19 team who had no club. He looks like he will be quiet a talent, well in our team anyway.
This week we come up against Hound Dogs, a lower table team, luckily for us, our captain comes back for this game, hopefully he will provide some sort of boost for the team.
A massive win for us. Looks like Cortes Silva coming back from injury really pushed the team on to a big victory. Boulaich and Lopez both recorded doubles in this game, along with goals from Cortes Silva, an own goal, and from substitute Bosio. We got off to a great start with 2 goals within the first 10 minutes. With this win, we go back to first with a game in hand.
Rock Cup Round 2
This cup tie puts us up against first division team in Glacis United. They are looking quiet strong in the first division this year, being in the top half of the division.
And our cup run is over for the year. However it was not without a fight, they got out to an early lead, although we were able to fight back with a strong showing from Boulaich. However our biggest mistake came from our vice captain Kane. He stood with his back to the field, ball at his feet, and allowed them to steal the ball and score an easy goal. Only a mistake right?
vs Boca Juniors
This game puts us up against Boca again, after a very disappointing League 2 cup game against Boca Juniors, we were looking for a bit of revenge against Boca, they hadn't had the greatest season as of yet. Although everyone knows that anything can happen in football, and we couldn't count out the fact that we could lose again.
The first hat trick of the season came through our poacher Jamie Lopez, his 3 goals allowed us to secure a win over Boca. This game saw the debut of all 3 of our transfers, and all put in fairly decent performances, with Cross getting himself an assist in the game. Unfortunately for us, it was a slow start to the game until we opened with a goal in the 31st minute. After that, we played the game at a good pace and Boca did not look like getting in the game
After our last two league performances, we were looking to continue this form for as long as we could. After looking like we have the right combinations in defense and midfield, all we needed was to find the right striking combination, and with Lopez playing the way he is, we need a player similar to him, or a strong target man who can play through balls to him to finish off the goals.
Another good win for us. Tahiri finally got himself on the scoresheet for the season, and Lopez grabbed another two goals. How long will this form last do you think? Our set pieces need a bit of work but apart from that. I'm fairly happy with the way that we are going in the league, and in our games.
This game sees us playing the struggling outfit in Olympique, with only one win in the league so far, their heads had dropped and we were going to look to get a big win against them to keep our good run going.
A second hattrick for the season. This time from our Kosovo import in Tahiri. Unfortunately for us he also suffered an injury which will see him out for 4-5 weeks. With Tahiri out, we will have to look to the in-form Boulaich to score some goals while Tahiri comes back from injury. Lopez added his name to the scoresheet again with a good goal in the 38th minute.
For the third time this season, we go up against Cannons. Our last two matches again them see us with a goal difference of +9, so the confidence was extremely high that we could get another big win. But with the lost of Tahiri will we be able to function as well as we can?
A very narrow victory with Boulaich scoring a game in the dying seconds of the game. He showed a lot of pace to get on to the loose ball and tucked it away in the bottom right corner. Kane had another awful game, unable to retain possession, and unable to pass effectively. I'm not sure that he merits his vice-captain place for much longer.
Once again we come up against 2nd place Magpies. Last time we played them it ended in a draw, in which we probably didn't deserve to draw. However its a completely different game, with a better squad, hopefully we can get a stronger result.
A very close game which had me on the edge of my seat the whole way through. Totesaut scored an absolute screamer from just outside the box which found its way into the top corner after a mis-fired free kick. Our large amount of fouls is still concerning, but with only one yellow card, I can't be too alarmed by it.
In this mid season game, we find ourselves up again Leo FC again. After our 3-0 win, we became quiet complacent and it was a very relaxed atmosphere in the club.
This attitude came back to bit us big time. This game saw the return of Tahiri, and with high expectations on him, he couldn't find the back of the net, with numerous chances on goal, and on target. However a draw is a draw, and we get a point out of it.
Between this game and the next game, i decided to release Kane, as i felt he could not make a positive influence in the team, and felt he could play out his career somewhere else, despite being signed in the transfer window.
For the third time this season, we come up against Boca. We have had one win and one loss against them, so we were not sure what to expect from them, hopefully we can pull another win out, and extend the lead over the rest of the table.
A draw, well now we have had all 3 results against this team. We looked to be dominated through the match despite the possession stats. Coleing conceded an awful own goal, if which left, would of gone out for a goal kick. However we were able to fight back and score another last minute winner through who else but Boulaich. Lopez popped up and scored another goal which takes his tally to 14 in 13 games.
In the months of October and November, we managed to pick up manager of the month awards, along with Boulaich who managed goal of the season in October.
The transfer window has opened once again, and we will be looking for some talent so we can add some depth to the squad. Maybe get some stars from the teams who aren't doing as well. We will see what needs to be strengthened.
Here is the table currently