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February 14, 2006

Romania win opening game

Follow-up to Steau ButylEster players called up to Romania team from No I said DublIN marathon

Romania notched up a solid 2–1 victory in their opening Group I game against an individually skillful Colmbian team. Columbia had called up many of their Europe based players and Romania were without defence/midifeld/attack dynamo/enforcer Espen Tangen, who was jetlagged after a mamouth 2hr flight.

Coles, Macreath, Day and Edgeworth started outfield, with Gott in goal and Haggart and Bailey on the bench. Colombia started brightly but solid work at the back and midifield saw the organised Romanians keep them at bay; Colmbia restricted to two shots from distance in the first half. The half ended with Bailey prostrate on the floor having put his life, and manhood, on the line for the team.

The second half saw both teams start brightly, but eventually Coles was able to capitalise on a loose pass by the Colombian keeper and slotted home first time with his left into the empty net. Romania looked solid to hold on for the victory, with one outstanding save from Gott, before naive defending by Bailey let the Colombians back into the game. With time ticking down a fast break by Coles and Edgeworth split the Colombian defence with Edgeworth cooly slotting past the helpless 'keeper. Romania looked comofrtable after that and were denied a third as the final whistle blew with Macreath bearing down on goal.

Team:

  • Andy "Iron Stomch" Gott (gk)
  • Devan "Glass Balls" Bailey
  • Dave "Glass Toe" Haggart
  • Stuart "Nose Tackle" Coles
  • Ben "No Tackles" Macreath
  • Tom "Der Hammer" Day
  • Jon "Die Rake" Edgeworth

Goal scorers:

  • Coles (1)
  • Edgeworth (1)

Man(hood) Of The Match:
Devan's balls


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