up we had FC De Rimmer versus FC Maroon. At
the start of Round 3 these teams were 5th and
2nd place in the table respectively and both
needed the points, for different reasons, to
help propel them up Group A.
FC Maroon could claim victory they would open
up a three point gap over KML and put the pressure
on their Group A title rivals who were up next.
This was the second game in a row that FC Maroon
had faced Dutch opposition. It was 0-0 last
time, could they go one step further here?
league table would suggest they could and the
fact they KML (who they drew 0-0 against) had
beaten FC De Rimmer, 3-0, would also point to
the fact that FC Maroon were favourites for
this one. Matt Alawi delivered with the goal
that put his team 1-0 up. This is how it stayed
Maroon did not have it all their own way as
FC De Rimmer remained competitive throughout.
At 1-0 FC Maroon were never quite safe but they
had put on a strong defensive showing so far.
This continued and ensured the 3 points would
go to FC Maroon. Ed Brangwin in the FC Maroon
goal kept his third clean sheet off the tournament.
They were on a roll.
FC De Rimmer had two games left to make their
mark in Group A.