Risto Kago stunner claims big win

Risto Kago’s stunning free-kick moved FC Britannia into third in the league as they secured a 2-0 win over Manchester 62.

The first half started with Manchester 62 on the attack, Daniel Duarte’s cross found JP Duarte in the middle, the striker’s header was comfortably saved by Louie Barnfather. Just six minutes in and Britannia broke the deadlock, Risto Kago stepped up and smashed his free-kick over the wall and into the top corner from a tight angle. 

Manchester came battling back, Cristian Toncheff played the ball to Alvaro Navarro, the winger cut inside and saw his shot saved by Barnfather and the rebound cleared by Lee Graham. A great piece of defending from Jesse Victory denied Britannia a second goal, he was able to block Andre Dos Santos’ shot from close range.

Manchester 62 thought they had got themselves an equaliser midway through the half, a quick free-kick sent JP Duarte through on goal, the striker rounded Barnfather and shot but his effort was cleared off the line by Jose Luis Otero.

Macedo was called into action just before halftime keeping out a shot from Bernardes. The game restarted and referee Herbert Warwick blew for halftime with Britannia leading 1-0. The second half started Manchester attacking, Daniel Duarte’s free-kick was saved by former-Red Devil Louie Barnfather.

In the 55th minute Britannia doubled their lead, Renan Bernardes latched onto a Guerra through ball, the winger drifted past Hoekens, skipped past Jack Sergeant and slotted his shot into the bottom corner. The next thirty minutes saw both teams put their foot off the gas with neither team creating any chances. 

With only a few minutes remaining Britannia striker Peter Warren went down in the area from a challenge from Jack Sergeant. Britannia players appealed for a penalty but referee Herbert Warwick said no. Britannia kept the ball for the last few minutes and the final whistle went and Britannia won the game.

This win sees Britannia move up to third and play Lions next while Manchester remain sixth and play Europa. 

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