Azzurri 2-4 Tydd FC
By Raphael Frascogna
ICA surrender lead to ten men
ICA Sports FC match result, sponsored by Seven Hair and Body
Manager Frascogna commented:
"We had a really poor first half and were lucky to go in one all at the break, but came out much better in the second half.
"Yet after taking the lead, it seemed like the players thought the game was won.
"We didn't take a few simple one-on-one opportunities and then conceded a penalty that fortunately they ballooned over and wide.
"Tydd has a player sin-binned and then one shown red, but whilst that appeared to galvanise them it had the opposite effect on us.
"From then on it was a horror show, where we conceded 3 simple goals coming from a lack of work-rate in midfield and forward areas, followed by poor decision making from our defence.
"Having such sporadic player availability the past few weeks has caused us to lose the positive momentum we had built up, as each time we are forced to shuffle the pack.
"We have two massive games coming up against Leverington and Langtoft, who are both within a couple of points of us in the table - one above and one below and those results will go a long way to determining whether we finish mid-table or in the bottom 3.
"Although it is only December, the rest of our season now consists of only 11 league games and whatever we can achieve in the League Shield; it is up to the players as to how they want this campaign to end and what kind of claim they want to stake for being an ICA player next season".
The Azzurri host Leverington Sports FC this Saturday in the PDFL Premier Division, with a 2pm kick-off. Click here for more details.