With 5 players getting the chance from the start view 5 regulars arriving late from their participation in the nationwide futsal competition it was time to show that we do indeed have a strong squad, and all 5 of these lads have provided the coaches with positive problems before next weekend. Especially free scoring Steffen on the right wing, Dyne Larsen on the left wing and central midfielder Mads Peter impressed on the day.
VIkings quickly went 1-0 ahead when steffen combined with the midfield to find himself and converted cooly. Vikings were creating chances galore but both Ranck and Charni were guilty in not converting on several instances in both first and second half. Instead a cross from Dyne via a touch by Fallesen found Steffen on the back post and he made it 2-0. Rangers had decided to try and play the long ball over our defense and while they were offside early on, they started beating the offside trap with players running from midfield, but Vikings captain JC in goal was alert and cleared the danger and one superb save to make it 2-0 into half time.
Second half and much more of the same, Steffen made it 3-0 with another great finish and minutes later Ranck had two shots on the bar/post within seconds - instead a misqueued pass from Mads suddenly gifted a rangers striker a 1-on-1 and suddenly 3-1. Minutes later Rangers scored another from a corner that we should never have given them and suddenly 3-2 and game on. Vikings regained the composure and when Charni after some 3/4 tackles and dribles split the defense to find Steffen - he did not make any mistake this time either to make his and his teams 4th.
12 minutes to go and tired legs all over and vikings allowing the well-playing Gura too much time on the ball and suddenly 4-3. Vikings now defending deep and living off the counter attack and the 5-3 goal came after such a counter attack. Ranck released Casi in the left, Casi dribbled his oppenent and squared the ball across the box , only for Charni to miss it by inches, but Rafa had made the run from deep and met the ball with a sliding kick at the backpost to score his first ever cosmo goal (after some 100 matches or so).
Game finished at this scoreline. Vikings can take a lot away from this game and with 3/4 players stepping it up we hope to have same kind of squad for the coming weekends encounter against Hotspurs. MOM of course goes to 4-goal hero steffen, while JC in goal, Mads, Ranck, Falle on central + dyne on the left also deserve a mention.
For rangers MOM goes to Gura - just quality in everything he does !