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Spectators: 39 (Terracing: 30,
Seating: 9, VIP seats: 0) The mood of the audience was pleasant when Jermaine Bowley made the kick off which started today's match. Gary Bates charged in rather forcefully in the 2nd minute of the match, and managed to knock his opponent down. The referee showed Gary Bates the yellow card, and asked the players to shake hands before continuing play. In the 2nd match minute, Hopeful Island was awarded a freekick, the ball was picked up by Gary Bates to maneuver through the defense. Mark Caine showed his good apprehension of the play when he made a fantastic save on a shot from Saturnino Kelemen, who was totally free with the ball in the 3rd minute. Saturnino Kelemen sent away a hard shot on goal in the 5th minute, but the ball went just over the crossbar and out. A very good chance. In the 8th minute, Jermaine Bowley ran past the defenders and hit a shot which went straight ahead into goal. Placido Fraco was frozen by the shot and now it was 0-1. The supporters of Nikizanga FC booed when Hopeful Island was adjudged a doubtful freekick after 15 match minutes in a wonderful position. Gary Bates didn't get a good kick on the ball. After 16 played minutes Saturnino Kelemen rounded Hopeful Island's defense and shot a beautiful shot into goal via left pole - 1-1. Gökmen İnciroğlu could have scored with his fast shot on goal in the 19th minute of the match, but Mark Caine made a huge save. A collision led to Hopeful Island getting a freekick after 26 minutes play. Moshe Moses hit a great ball. Mark Caine acted impressively in front of the goal and made a superb save when he, in the 28th minute, took the ball on the long shot from Gökmen İnciroğlu. After 34 played minutes Hopeful Island got a freekick which was hit by James Atherton.
After some fancy dribbling in the 51st minute, Gökmen İnciroğlu managed to get in a good position for a shot. Nikizanga FC's supporters rose to their feet, but Gökmen İnciroğlu was a bit off balance and shot the ball just wide of the left post. Mark Caine breathed a sigh of relief and went to take the goal kick. Mark Caine made a wonderful reflex save on a shot from Saturnino Kelemen in the 53rd minute of play. When the match clock showed 57 minutes, the score became 3-1 when Saturnino Kelemen sped through Hopeful Island's defense and sent away a curving shot that went into the net to the right of Mark Caine. Gary Bates hit a great freekick 73 minutes into the match. Mark Caine took care of the ball after a well-directed shot from Gökmen İnciroğlu, even though the ball almost passed him on his left side. In the 77th minute, Gary Bates hit a crossing free kick to the open man running down the field. 79 minutes into the game, Nikizanga FC's Saturnino Kelemen nearly tore a hole in the net with a booming shot. Mark Caine made a valiant effort, but he could not reach the ball in time, 4-1. An unexpectedly hard shot by Gökmen İnciroğlu in the 89th minute of play forced Hopeful Island's goalkeeper Mark Caine to throw himself to the left, to be able to save the ball. In the 90th minute, Mateo Ferretti left the goalkeeper for dead before tapping the ball into the right side of the net. The Nikizanga FC fans were clearly happy with the effort and the scoreboard reflected the new score: 6-1. When Moshe Moses fell near the penalty area in the 93rd minute he thought he would be awarded a free kick. The referee ignored Hopeful Island's protests and gave Moshe Moses a yellow card for diving instead. After a rather tough play, Hopeful Island's Moshe Moses got a free kick in the 93rd minute. With a couple of smart ball manuevers Mateo Ferretti in the 94th managed to get into a good position. With a left leg Mark Caine saved Hopeful Island from getting behind. Nikizanga FC walked away with a well-earned victory that was much celebrated by the crowd.