7’ ⚽️ 1-0 Estudiantes goal
14’ ⚽️ 1-1 Alex Branum goal, Eliran Pinto assist
19’ ⚽️ 2-1 Estudiantes goal
35’ ⚽️ 3-1 Estudiantes goal
68’ ⚽️ 4-1 Estudiantes goal
80’ ⚽️ 5-1 Estudiantes goal
Top row (from left to right): Sam Sank, Nate Sadoun, Daniel Herszenhaut, Elijah Golding, Joey Spijer, Mert Vasit, Eliran Pinto, Roy Konfino, Matt Keston, Gianni Conti and Ben Mordukhovich.
Bottom row (from left to right): Daniel Morali, Aaron Morali, Eze Brotsky, James Green, Anthony Levy, Alex Branum, Niv Florentin and Yaron Kaplan.
Inter White Head Coach Matt Keston was quick to stay positive after Saturday's defeat to IFLI2 heavyweights Estudiantes. ''The most important thing to say is this: we’ve had 6 games, 2 of them against the best 2 teams in the league and other games we learnt a lot from when we both did and didn’t win - the learning stage is now over.
''We have 3 very winnable games in the next month that I want us to get 9 points from - no more using the reason that we are new, that the referee did something or we were unlucky - the time to start winning and making an impact on the league is in these next few weeks where we are playing beatable teams, starting with Inter Blue this Saturday - this week is the turning point of our season.''
This was such a bizarre game, many people were sick and injured last minute so we only had 12 previously registered players available. Since we had training midweek and learnings from previous weeks had clearly had such a positive impact, our squad are playing well together, looker fitter overall and the attitude and way they are playing including is much smarter. We made no big errors either; such a big contrast to last week’s performance.
With all this said we lost by a very flattering scoreline because they scored 5 outrageous goals from outside the box. The best player in the league scoring a hattrick for them and someone we spoke about pre-game to try to take out the game.
Overall, we played well, created lots of chances but weren’t clinical in front of goal despite the great battling, we can be criticised for not closing down those shots quicker but in the end, we lost to some quality that sometimes you have to put your hands up to and say, ok that was exceptionally good.
Credit to Eliran Pinto who chased down their defence tirelessly and it was because of him that Alex Branum was able to equalise and get his 2nd goal in 2 games.
Eliran also played very smartly and the one time Estudiantes started to lose their heads is because of how he was playing both on and off the ball and we nearly got back into the game because of it but didn’t take the chances that came our way in that second half when we had that good spell in the 50-65th minute period.