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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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Lynx 2-1 Angels: Match Report

Lynx beat 10-man Angels 2-1 in Saturday’s afternoon kick-off at the Victoria Stadium, thanks to a first half Carlos Sanchez free kick.

Goals from Juan Pablo Sastrie, and Sanchez’s free-kick winner saw Lynx win their first game of the season against an Angels side who had to play with 10 men for 80 minutes after Juan Manuel Pino Moreno saw red for a handball in the box. Cristian Mena’s penalty for Angels was not enough to take anything from the game.

The first main chance of the game fell to Lynx, but Robert Guilling fired over after being set up by Sastrie.  Lynx then went 1-0 up after 11 minutes after Pino Moreno handled in the box. The Angels defender saw red, and although Juan Mateo saved the penalty, Sastrie was on hand to finish off the rebound and put his side ahead.

It took just 13 minutes for Angels to get back into the game, courtesy of a penalty of their own. Francisco Nieto was bought down in the box by Leonardo Vela, and referee Glen Gilbert pointed to the spot for the second time. Mena stepped up and scored Angels first ever Premier Division goal.

Lynx went ahead for a second time in the 34th minute. Sanchez was fouled on the edge of the area, and his free kick flew into the top corner to make the score 2-1.

In the second half, Lynx blew a good opportunity to go 3-1 up, as Vargas’ cross found Javier Doxagarat, who could only hit the post with his effort. A combination of Mateo’s keeping and wasteful finishing meant that as the game entered its conclusion, Lynx were not home and dry.

For their first ever game in the top division, Angels were giving as good as they had, and battled hard to try and equalise, but in the end it was not to be for the new boys, as Lynx saw out the narrow victory.