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The weather was pretty good, and a crowd of 1644 had shown up at Where the Wild Roses Grow for the match. was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Nicolaj Brixen and . A 5-3-2 alignment was the formation of choice for Bergamot. They fielded: Finozzi - Birindelli, Stancarone, Azzi, Robescu, Inversi - Polizzi, Aguzzi, Cicuta - Marrazzo, Scuffi.

Tricolor started off with a 4-5-1 lineup. Starters: Tarawaly - Hodgton, Martin, Ralson, Smithson - Rahim, Rutherford, Sweeney, Adkins, Viem - Lynch.

Using their counter-attacking abilities was the strategy of choice for Bergamot on this day, taking advantage of their titanic level with that tactic. With 19 minutes gone, Cesare Inversi suddenly found himself completely free on the right wing when a counterattack by Bergamot caught their opponents by surprise. Only a great save by the opposing keeper prevented him from scoring. Coming in from the right, Bergamot had a good opportunity to convert on a counterattack after 21 minutes, but Beppino Aguzzi's attempt to finish was easily stopped. The guests almost went up by a goal after 31 minutes when Conrad Adkins came through and shot from the right. The ball bounced harmlessly off the post, though. Bergamot's counterattacks created a good chance for Guglielmo Scuffi on the right after 32 minutes, but he could only look on with dismay as his strike rebounded off the crossbar. It was 0 - 0 at the break. Tricolor had most of the ball, with 67 percent of possession.

It might be a while before the fans see Tricolor's Rob Viem again, after he had to leave the field in great distress at the 61 minute mark. He was replaced by Phil Tunna. Bergamot's defence sent a ball soaring up the middle on a beautiful counterattack with 69 minutes gone, but Marco Marrazzo's finish was met by the reaching hands of the keeper. As the 70 minute mark approached, the Bergamot coach decided it was time for a substitution. Stefano Stancarone reluctantly made way for Pierpaolo Badocchi on the pitch. 75 minutes into the match, the referee signalled for a Bergamot substitution. Giancarlo Carbonaro came on for Libero Azzi. Tricolor's Alexander Hodgton had to watch the rest of the game from the sidelines, after twisting his ankle with 76 minutes having been played. Chris Sneesby was the replacement. After 79 minutes, Tricolor were awarded a free kick. Rather than shooting straight at goal, the taker went for an indirect variant which seemed to take his team mates a bit by surprise. Chris Sneesby did attempt a finish, but from an awkward position, sending the ball into the away fans. Bergamot were pushed back, and had many dangerous counterattacks. An impressive one came 80 minutes into the match, but Guglielmo Scuffi narrowly missed the free kick attempt that was awarded as a result of a foul. The referee showed Bergamot's Basilio Polizzi the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge. Abe 'Superstar' Lynch delivered a good free kick from an excellent position 85 minutes into the game, but luck wasn't on Tricolor's side this time and the ball went wide. After 86 minutes Bergamot tried to exploit their counterattacking skills, unfortunately, Cesare Inversi's shot sailed wide after his break down the right. With the clock showing 89 minutes played, a great pass from the defensive line of Tricolor resulted in a counterattack that was smoothly brought under control by Chris Sneesby in the centre of the opposition's penalty area, but his finish went high. Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Tricolor, with 66 percent of the ball.

After the regular 90 minutes, the agony of extra time followed. After 92 minutes of play, Johnny Birindelli gave the home team a 1 - 0 lead after an attack coming in from the right. Bergamot's Beppino Aguzzi increased the lead to 2 - 0, after he saw his shot go between the legs of the advancing goalkeeper following some good play down the right wing after 93 minutes. After this, you could see that the players of Bergamot were more interested in killing time than scoring more goals. Johnny Birindelli performed admirably for Bergamot. On the other hand, Marco Marrazzo's play was disheartening. The most dominating Tricolor player was without a doubt Chris Sneesby. Phil Tunna was a disappointment, however. The match ends 2 - 0.

Rating details

Midfield poor (low) inadequate (high) 10 19 3/20 5/20
Right defence brilliant (low) formidable (very low) 42 33 11/20 9/20
Central defence world class (high) outstanding (high) 51 39 13/20 10/20
Left defence brilliant (very low) excellent (very high) 41 32 11/20 8/20
Right attack inadequate (high) inadequate (high) 19 19 5/20 5/20
Central attack poor (very low) wretched (very high) 9 8 3/20 2/20
Left attack weak (high) inadequate (low) 15 18 4/20 5/20
 
Indirect set pieces
Defence solid (high) passable (low) 27 22 7/20 6/20
Attack inadequate (low) inadequate (very low) 18 17 5/20 5/20
 
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Counter-attacks Normal
Tactic skill titanic (no tactic) 15 (no tactic) 15/20
 

Possession

33%
67%
34%
66%

Chance distribution

Home Away
9 12

0 Left attack 3
2 Central attack 5
6 Right attack 2
1 Other 2
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Rating details

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Indirect set pieces

Defence solid (high) passable (low) 27 22 7/20 6/20
Attack inadequate (low) inadequate (very low) 18 17 5/20 5/20

Miscellaneous

Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Counter-attacks Normal
Tactic skill titanic (no tactic) 15 (no tactic) 15/20

Average ratings

Total player experience poor (low) wretched (very high) 10 8 3/20 2/20
Average midfield poor (low) inadequate (high) 10 19 3/20 5/20
Average defence magnificent (very low) formidable (high) 45 35 12/20 9/20
Average attack weak (low) weak (high) 14 15 4/20 4/20
Total average passable (high) passable (high) 23 23 6/20 6/20

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