Shaun De Ath scores the only goal as FC Hound Dogs start their league campaign with a win over Europa Pegasus.
The first half started with both teams playing extra safe as neither team wanted to create any mistakes. As the game grew on Pegasus started dominating possession as they did for much of last season, FC Hound Dogs were happy to sit deep and clear any balls that came into the box with the defensive partnership of Ercan Mehmet & Sean Harrison having a solid game.
With Hound Dogs defending in numbers Pegasus were restricted to shots from far with Guillermo Sanchez’s shot from far going wide of Carcano’s goal. Hound Dogs keeper Juan Antonio Carcano was called into action minutes later making a comfortable save from Daniel Guerrero’s free-kick attempt.
Pegasus nearly made it 1-0 midway through the half, a fantastic cross was met by Daniel Guerrero whose close range shot was excellently saved by Juan Carcano. Minutes later Hound Dogs broke the deadlock, debutant Shaun De Ath was sent through on goal, the striker was able to fend off his marker and cooly slot it past the onrushing Alberto Fernandez.
The second half started with Hound Dogs leading 1-0 and happily sitting deep, dealing with the Pegasus pressure. Pegasus continued to dominate possession but just couldn’t find a way past Juan Antonio Carcano.
The second half saw minimal chances from both teams as Hound Dogs had plenty of men behind the ball, giving Pegasus no choice but to pass back and find the hole in the defence but that opportunity never came and Hound Dogs managed to hold out til the end and walk away with all three points.
FT: FC Hound Dogs 1-0 Europa Pegasus FC
FG MoTM was awarded to Hound Dogs keeper Juan Antonio Carcano for his terrific display.