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Vikings – Bulls Head 1-3

Vikings – Bulls Head 1-3

Goals
Assists
Man of the Match
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Claus

Jannik
Henrik
Mofok
 

A tough fixture was waiting to kick off the second half of the season as Vikings faced top team Bullshead. The first meeting of the season between the two teams ended in a 1-3 loss.
Vikings had to do without important midfielder Martin V but luckily the coaches had been busy working the transfer market and gave debut to Henrik.

Lineup: Marcus; Joel, Stein, Breitner, Hallas; Mofok, Chris, Henrik, Jannik; Fran, Claus.
Subs: Tim and Arvling.

It was the usual conditions with hot weather because of the early afternoon kick off. Bullshead aimed at keeping possession and making the Vikings chase the ball but initially the Vikings managed to hold their positions. And the first big chance came when Fran found himself alone with the keeper, but unfortunately his effort went over goal. Few minutes later Bullshead took the lead after a neat finish from their striker. 0-1.
During the next ten minutes the Bullshead team added two more goals as the Vikings completely lost focus. 0-3.
It looked like a complete team collapse as everyone suddenly struggled to pick up the markings. However the team did regain some momentum as Chris and Henrik started to control the midfield and Claus caused trouble for the Bullshead defense. Breitner came close to scoring as his shot was deflected just wide of goal.
Before halftime the Vikings managed to get one back when Jannik passed to Claus who beat the offside trap and was free on goal. A good finish near the right post made it 1-3 which was also the score at halftime.

Second half was an even affair as Vikings tried to mount an comeback. The defense looked solid and often caught the Bullshead players offside. The midfield also competed well and did lots of running in the afternoon heat. Claus nearly scored a second when he had a shot just few meters from goal, but the keeper saved it. Apart from that it was mostly from corner kicks that the Vikings fancied their chances.
As it turned out the second half produced no more goals to either of the two sides and the Vikings were left wondering what could have been if not for a catastrophic start to the game.
Next week the opponent is Sunbelt a team which also find themselves in the relegation zone. So in other words a good result is needed to get back on track.

Coach Mofok commented: This was probably our best game of the season, despite missing a few key players. New boy Henrik showed that he will be a great asset to the squad. When asked about defender Richard “B” Hammarstens injury situation, Mofok said: He’s taking great leaps forward and is actually ahead of schedule. It’s important not to rush players back after such horrendous injuries as twisted ankles. Normally it takes about two years to get back to full fitness, but we hope to have Richard back in less than a year!!

Man of the match was Henrik.

Match report by: Jannik