BLUE MAGIC………14 BOHEMIAN FC…..2
BLUE MAGIC FC return to the court this evening to take on Ballymun United in the latest FAI Futsal Cup encounter – having hit 14 goals past Bohemians who netted a brace themselves in last week’s clash at the National Indoor Arena in Abbotstown.
Despite the facile victory coach Sinisa Sicar had much to mull over and admitted disappointment in the performance where passes went astray and rotations and player movement was not as slick as it normally is.
BY EAMON SCOTT
Perhaps it was a return to action or that they included three new signings in their squad that was at the root of the off-colour performance but everything looked like ‘business as normal’ when Viktor Vendrak scored Blue Magic’s first after just 11 seconds of play.
Vendrak doubled the lead with 18.16 on the countdown clock with Blue Magic’s movement catching Bohemian FC in the headlights somewhat. Matheus Lemes with his trademark knicks tucked up tagged on a third before Gian Marco pulled a goal back for the Gypsies.
He showed good strength to hold off his marker to fire home past Marlon Vitorino Lopes in the Blue Magic goal. But Blue Magic kept the scoreline ticking along with Andre Galo and Ian Byrne finding the net before Bohs netted their second goal with Gian Marco capitalising in a misunderstanding in the Magic defense to emphatically finish with a rasping shot.
SUPPORTERS ARE ALLOWED ATTEND THIS EVENING’S FAI FUTSAL MATCH BETWEEN BLUE MAGIC FC AND BALLYMUN UNITED – 8.30PM KICK-OFF
That was as good as it was to get for Bohemian as far as the scoring went but credit the Gypsies for their dogged display and even if the result was never in doubt, they showed glimpses of genuine improvement and will get better and better as they gain more experience on the court.
Alex Almeida Cunha and Andre Ribeiro – two of Blue Magic’s new additions then combined to make it 6-2 (8.0). Lemes was upended for a penalty which Gabriel Yan Micoski dispatched past the Bohemian FC netminder and Ian Byrne, Cunha goaled to make it 9-2 at the interval.
There were strong words within the Blue Magic camp as Adam Kowaluk and Sinisa Sicar pointed out deficiencies in the Blue Magic performance and despite the scoreline overwhelmingly in favor of their charges they were right as sloppy play and wayward passing littered the opening display, and, by their own high standards, it was a performance that needed a massive improvement in the second period.
With 17.56 on the clock Viktor Vendrak set up Ian Bryne to make it 10-2 but Bohemian FC then enjoyed their best spell and matched Blue Magic in terms of commitment and endeavor and while not adding to their own tally kept Blue Magic at bay until 10.19 (Cunha goaled) was left and then blanked their illustrious opponents until there was only 2.38 to go when there was a deserved goal for the ever improving Damian Mazurkievicz.
Ian Byrne then pivoted to rasp home number 13 with 53.8 second left and the final nail in the Bohemian coffin was when they attempted a five man press and Gabby Yan Micoski availed of an open net to lob home from inside his own half.
The result was hardly ever in doubt but Sicar and coaches Kowaluk and Sebastian Jasitczak will look for an improved display when they take to the court this evening against Ballymun where there is an 8.30pm kick-off.
Despite the defeat there are definitely green shoots within the Bohemian FC camp. They will get stronger and they showed a lot of spirit and tenacity and never once relented in their commitment to the encounter.
BLUE MAGIC: Marlon Vitorino Lopes; Damian Mazurkiewicz, Ian Byrne, Matheus Lemes, Gabriel Yan Micoski, Andre Galo, Andre Ribeiro, Victor Calderon, Viktor Vendrak, Alex Almeida Cunha, Gabriel Saldahna.
BOHEMIAN FC: Mark Keane, Patrick O’Leary, Gareth MacNeice, Jerome O’Rourke, Gian Marco Fancaroe, David Lyrett, Dave Murphy, Alan Maxwell, Mapco.
OFFICIALS: Mark Patchell; Robbie Byrne