Deepak Mangwani earns all 3 points for BFC First
BFC First secured their first win of the season at the fourth time of asking. Diminutive midfielder Deepak Mangwani fired them to victory against FC Japan who, like BFC, have been at the wrong end of most results this season. These 3 points mean that BFC climbs up two spots and are no longer rooted to the foot of the table. It was a timely victory that will hold them in good stead ahead of their Cup game next week.
Bradley Ferrara and Karl Verna earn 3 points for BFC Reserves
BFC Reserves beat FC Japan 3-0 in a very one sided affair. They dominated the game from start to finish and restricted their opponents to a couple of shots on target. Karl Verna, who scored one and made another for Bradley Ferrada, was BFC's most influential player in the first half, winning most of the one on ones against the defenders on the left flank. Second half saw most of the chances coming from the right side courtesy of some good interplay between Dane Arpino and Obi Aquino. Better play in the final third and retention of the ball would have seen BFC score more. But it wasn't to be as they managed to add just one more goal through Bradley.
Anish Malpani spares BFC Metro the blushes
For a second game running BFC Metro made hard work of what should have been a routine victory, eventually managing to win the game 4-2. BFC seemed to be headed in the same direction as of last week when they let slip the lead after they led twice. Goals by Rodney Lozier, his first for the club, and Anish Malpani, were cancelled out to end the half at 2-2. Second half saw them play with more composure and were by far the better team. Despite dominating the game, they failed to run away with it, missing several clear cut opportunities. The most glaring miss came when Varun Rangaraj's shot was parried by the goalkeeper when put through clear on goal by Ibrahim Al Sahybi. Earlier in the half Ibrahim had scored an absolute beauty of a volley that swerved and dipped giving the goal keeper no chance what so ever. Anish Malpani added to his first half goal with a finish from an acute angle. It was his goals in either half that gave the scoreline a much deserved healthy look at the final whistle.
Rain plays spoil sport
BFC Women's game was forced to be called off this past week due to inclement weather. Persistent rain meant that the grass field on which the game was supposed to be held was unplayable. Next week they return to action in a Cup Game where they square up against familiar opponent Appletown.
Khurshed Asadov scores for BFC Groupstage in defeat
An improved performance from Beyond in the Groupstage league did not prevent them from suffering a third straight defeat when beaten 3-1 by Allied United. Khurshed Asadov scored the only goal for BFC giving the scoreline a respectable look compared to the first two games. Although the team played better and created a fair amount of opportunities to score, they are yet to come to terms with the pace of the league. Given the quality of the players, it is only a matter of time before they put in a display worthy of 3 points.
BFC Footy (LIC) - 3 : General Assembly - 2
BFC Footy (LIC) conceded three first half goals that condemned them to their first defeat this season after having tasted success in their first two outings. A change in tactics in the second half saw Captain Jean-Pierre Beltran promote himself to a role up top as a striker. It was a move that paid off as he and Ronald Guartatanga scored a goal each to bring BFC to within a goal of earning a point. But it wasn't to be as their opponents saw off the game and BFC were left to ponder at what might have been had some of their key players not pulled out at the last minute.
Bye weeks for BFC Groupstage (CTown) & BFC Footy (Pier 5)
BFC Groupstage (CTown) did not participate in the previous round of fixtures courtesy of a bye week. They face early league leaders MLS United in their next fixture.
BFC Footy (Pier 5) are raring to get back to the field after a bye week following their defeat the week before.