It's been an impressive season for Vikings so far, however considering last weeks “slip-up” against Hibs – it was time to continue the good football we played in the first 4 matches and show the desire to win every challenge throughout the match.
All players follow our pre-match teamtalk to perfection and showed the right attitude from the first whistle. Hotspurs were not allowed much time on the ball, as aggressive Vikings players were constantly putting them under pressure. Especially our 5-man midfield were showing tremendous work rate and were really bossing the match. Neat passing through midfield created several chances going forward, but it was a deflected Morten Ranck freekick which gave us a deserved lead. We continued in same fashion and it didn't take long before Domino made it 2-0 from a tight angle. Hotspurs were playing a lonely striker and were limited to minor chances, which were all dealt with by our defenders & JC in goal. We created several chances to make it 3-0 and Charni kept the Vikings faithful waiting on several occasions. Deliveries from Casi, Domino, Ranck and Naoki in midfield were very pleasing and Charni finally found the net from close range to make it 3-0 at Half-time.
Half-time team talk was about making sure to show up for the second half as well. Hotspurs might have been second best in the 1st half, but they always keep on fighting to the final whistle. Kenni came on for Rasmus Bach, who was carrying a minor injury. Vikings came out in good form once again and the passing game in the next 10 mins was as good as ever. Our boys really wanted to finish this match off early in the second half and it only took some 5 minutes before Kenni showed his striking abilities with a sweet half volley and good shot, which almost made it 4-0. Shortly after Kenni got his goal, when he chased a rebound from the Hotspurs custodian to find the back of the net from close range. Hotspurs had a few chances, but their shots never managed to trouble JC. Naoki, who had an outstanding game, rounded off a good attack by scoring his first goal of the season to make it 5-0 Vikings. For the remainder of the match Vikings tried to keep possession of the ball, however Hotspurs did well to see more of the ball and looked dangerous on set pieces. They managed to score two consolation goals, but the convincing Vikings victory was never in doubt.
Thanks a lot to Hotspurs players for helping Naoki off the pitch, when he twisted his ankle badly. After an initial scare it seemed that his ankle was not dislocated after all. Refs had a good match without any notable incidents, which is how it should be. We'll now take a weekend off before our next challenge - a top of the table clash against Rangers.