FC Takwaba continued its winning streak on Sunday against Genesis FC. FC Takwaba started creating trouble for the opponent from the immediate start of the match and should have put away three goals within the first 15 minutes. Genesis FC struggled to keep FC Takwaba out of their own half and even box for most of the first half. However, it took a while until Brett Taylor was able to fire a shot passed the opponent’s goalkeeper after a deceiving through-ball by Sven Simon. After the goal, FC Takwaba kept pressing for another goal but couldn’t put the ball away.
The match was very aggressive and poor refereeing increased this aggressiveness, which eventually lead to a brutal foul on Sven Simon and a red card for Andy Oshay. Once both Simon and Oshay were off the field, the team had no more players for substitutions and slowly ran out of gas but attempted to intelligently “manage the game”. Managing the game didn’t seem as easy and the team constantly got put under pressure due to individual mistakes towards the end of the match. However, overall, the better team won and the score made the match appear a lot closer than it was. “A win is a win”, commented assistant manager Tomlinson after the match.