BFC Union in Russian Youth League, 29.10.16

1st November 2016
On Saturday 29th October  BFC Union were in action in the Russian Youth League. With 4 games into the league, having played several of the strongest sides, Union were still looking to record their first win!
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Their first match was against a big and strong ФК Луховицы side. Union competed well all over the pitch, with debutant Kashirin forming a formidable defensive partnership with Metelskiy. Union took the lead thanks to a quick break away and a superbly composed finish by Dunn. They kept the pressure up, and doubled their lead as the ever tenacious Grachev made it 2-0 to Union. Further chances came, but they were missed. In the second half the tide turned, as ФК Луховицы switched gears and BFC Union dug in to protect their lead. A thunderous strike from a contentiously awarded free kick made it 2-1, and Union had E.Tillegard to thank in the BFC goal for a string of crucial saves and blocks. The final whistle went,  and the boys celebrated their maiden league victory with a well deserved 2-1 score line.

In the second match, Union faced a formidable opponent in Saturn (a team who were undefeated so far). However, the boys were full of confidence, and surprised their opponents by taking the game to them and creating the first few chances. Loktyukhov gave Union the lead through a carefully placed free kick, much to the shock of the Saturn fans who were there to support their team. Dlamini had a superb half in the Union goal, and despite conceding an equaliser Union were good value for their 1-1 score line at half time. In the second half the boys began to tire, having played two full matches back to back. Saturn’s well drilled passing style started to have the desired effect, and a couple of quick goals made the score 1-3. Union kept fighting back, though, with Grachev and Loktyukhov both finding the target, but unfortunately also finding the opposition goalkeeper. Saturn added one more goal and the final whistle went, but BFC Union should be happy with their performance in both matches, and particularly their hard fought result to get the three points in the first.
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