We fight till the end, but it wasn’t enough to get points against Tente

Georgijs Tkačovs guva trīs vārtus FK Lielupe labā, bet ar to šoreiz bija par maz, lai izcīnītu punktus pret specīgo Tente komandu. Foto - Andrejs Denisovs (Riga Football League)

We played our second game in the Riga Football League, where we met former champions – Tente team, which several players has played in Latvian Futsal Highest League.

The game began with a convincing lead for Tente, who regularly threatened FK Lielupe goalkeeper. And already after 15 minutes of the game the score was 0:4, which also showed the pace of the game, as we were only able to make 2 shots on target.

We started the second half a lot more active that the first half and we were able to reduce our score quickly to 3:5 quickly thanks to our Ukrainian player – Heorhii Tkachov. FK Lielupe made some very dangerous moments to score more, but, although we had a much better second half, we could’t break the game, and against one of the tournament favorites the game ended with a 3:7 loss.

Already on November 20, we are expected to have the toughest match in the division – against FC Kengarags, who were able to defeat Tente in the first round. The live broadcast of the game will be available on the official Facebook page of the Riga Football League.

To enter the tournament playoff round we must enter in top 6 of our group. Five more games are ahead, that will be extremely decisive.

Karlis Villeruss (FK Lielupe captain): “We started the game with a little fear of the opponent, which was reflected in the result, we made some crucial mistakes, which helped our opponent to score some of the goals. But the game showed that we had nothing to fear, and in the second half we were much braver and were able to score three goals. We went on to be even more aggressive in attacking, often recklessly going forward, forgetting about defense. But we fell on counter-attacks, and in the end we got a bad result. However, I would like to thank the guys for this game, we have an even more complicated game ahead of us – FC Kengarags. Let’s try to surprise our opponents and get the first points in the league against one of the tournament favorites. Obviously, it will be very difficult, but today we have proved to ourselves that we can play against strong opponents, and that is the key moment right now. Nothing crazy has happened since our main games for playoffs are still ahead.

Illustration – Riga Football League
FK LielupeStatisticsTente
3Goals7
30Total Shots37
14Shots On Target19
7Corners7
1Yellow Cards1
0Red Cards0

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Resources:
Riga Football League official Facebook page