‘34 ⚽️ 0-1 FC USSR goal
‘39 ⚽️ 0-2 FC USSR goal
'53 🔴 Red Card: FC USSR
‘66 ⚽️ 1-2 Tom Printac goal, Martin Lagman assist
‘75 ⚽️ 2-2 Ran Sarusi goal, Martin Lagman assist
‘77 ⚽️ 3-2 Daniel Geron goal, Tom Printac assist
Top row (from left to right): Sam Sank, Gato Schwalb, Alex Yassin, Nico Grinberg, Nacho Duek, Ehud Eblagon, Ran Sarusi, Martin Lagman, Niv Gittelman, Didi Hovav, Alan Kaler, Tom Printac and Martin Siber.
Bottom row (from left to right): Yoav Greenberg, Daniel Rubio, David Hovav, Nico Milieris, Kevin Packer, Titi Cabuli, Daniel Geron, Gabi Bruck and Max Russell.
Having won two games on the trot for the first time all season, Inter Blue were full of confidence heading into the clash with FC USSR for the IFLI2 league fixture on Saturday afternoon.
We looked the better team from the very beginning and should have scored in the first half when Titi Cabuli's pressure put him in front of the goal but he shot just wide. The USSR keeper made two fantastic saves from both Tom Printac and Max Russell free kick attempts and he carried on making good saves all game long
Yet, despite being the better team for the first 45 minutes the first half went completely against the plan with FC USSR going into the break with a 2-0 lead, having scored twice from set pieces.
First, they reacted quickest to the rebound after Yoav Greenberg had made a good save from a direct free kick and then an unmarked player volleyed in from a corner. Two moments were we went to sleep cost us as we trailed halfway through the game.
Yet, this Inter Blue team is one that doesn't give up and the message from management at halftime was that a goal will change everything and if we score first then we will end up wining the game.
Our chances of victory were helped greatly when the USSR left-winger was shown a second yellow card early in the second half and that swung the momentum into our favour and it was one-way traffic from there on out.
Playing against 10 men, we started to attack relentlessly and with two strikers the goal seemed inevitable. Eventually, Tom beat the USSR keeper with a curled shot after Martin Lagman sent him through on the left-hand side.
Having scored the first goal, it then took only 10 minutes for us to score two more and complete the turnaround. Martin grabbed his second assist of the afternoon, feeding Ran Sarusi to score in his second consecutive game of the season.
Then it was Tom's penetrating run through the middle that split the USSR defence and he unselfishly passed to Daniel Geron on the right who made no mistake to score the eventual winner.
The win keeps us in that 5th position, with just three games left to play