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FC Britannia secure 3-1 victory over nine-man Angels

FC Britannia came from behind to secure a 3-1 victory over nine-man Angels courtesy of goals from Jose Luis Otero, Renan Bernardes & Peter Warren.

The first half started with Britannia dominating possession but were unable to create any chances against a very well-organised Angels defence. Despite struggling Angels took a shock lead, Omar Bernal’s shot was blocked and the rebound fell to Juan Antonio Palomino, with his back to goal the striker went for the spectacular overhead kick and his effort beat Barnfather and rolled into the bottom corner. 

Four minutes later Britannia had a good chance, Risto Kago’s long range free-kick was excellently saved by Juan Mateo Perez. The resulting corner was whipped in and was fumbled by Mateo Perez, the rebound fell to Shea Breakspear whose shot was cleared off the line.

Despite all the Britannia possession Angels nearly doubled their lead shortly after, a cross from Omar Bernal was just out of the reach of Palomino who did so well to get in front of the Britannia defender. Seconds before half-time Britannia equalisied, Risto Kago’s free-kick found Jose Luis Otero whose header from just outside the area looped over Mateo Perez and went in.

The second half started with Britannia dominating and Angels defending deep. Britannia made it 2-1 on the 58th minute, Renan Bernardes’ stepped up and curled his long range free-kick over the wall and straight into the top corner. After conceding Angels stepped up their game in hope of an equalisier but Man of the match Jose Luis Otero was able to handle the Angels attacks with ease. 

With less than ten minutes remaining Britannia made it 3-1, Sam Gilroy’s low cross found Peter Warren who slotted his shot past Mateo Perez. With the game nearing full-time and Angels’ hopes of a comeback ended, they found themselves down to 9 men in the space of a few minutes with Toufik Larouia sent off for a second bookable offence and David Moreno Gomez given a straight red for a late challenge on Andre Dos Santos.

The game restarted and referee Herbert Warwick blew for full-time and Britannia walked away with the three points which now sees them sit third in the table while Angels remain ninth.

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