The Ashbourne Allstars have had a fantastic start to the season so far, and are currently sitting second in the league. Their latest game against CATS College was a triumph. Here’s the match break down from manager Fabio Carpene
Goalkeeper – Alex Repetto
Defenders – Ben Anglade, Arman Jafari, Antonio Manzali De Sa’, Will Mattin, Aidan Sampson
Midfielders – Alex Fatsis, Maxim Netchvolodov, Bader Elramly
Striker – Keanu Zagloul
After a challenging week, which led to disciplinary discussions with senior members of the team, the Ashbourne Allstars came together and used this energy to overcome an early deficit to mount an amazing recovery to crush CATS College in a sensational 4-1 demolition.
After a positive team talk, the Ashbourne Allstars came out with a passion to succeed, only for this to be dampened with a disappointing opening, which led to a soft opening goal for CATS. It took a long time for Ashbourne to come alive, and memories of last seasons disappointing campaign came to the forefront of many returning Allstars. Nevertheless, towards the end of the first half, after a melee in the CATS penalty area, Bader seized on the opportunity that presented itself and delivered a telling blow to equalise.
In the second half the Allstars came out re-invigorated and within two minutes, Alex Fatsis struck to put the Allstars ahead with a right foot “Romario-esque” toe-poked finish. Maxim Netchvolodov, who was introduced just before half-time, imposed himself in midfield, and helped bring a renewed energy and composure to the team. His sterling work was rewarded with a goal after a determined finish with 20 minutes remaining. After this point Ashbourne took complete control of the game and camped themselves in the CATS half. During this devastating period, Ashbourne created chance after chance, and with more accurate finishing it could have been a cricket score worthy of a Viv Richard’s West Indian Cricket side. The final goal came with just a few minutes remaining and was the best of the bunch. Great interplay between Keanu and Alex Fatsis led to Keanu breaking free from his marker, which resulted in an emphatic finish wide of the goalkeepers despairing hands. The Allstars celebrated with panache and the game was over.
Next week is the big one… MPW at home…