18.1.17

ANSPI: Ambrit 2-3 PSG (San Girolamo)

An exciting game in which Ambrit was leading 2-1 after the first two periods. Unfortunately, PSG finished more strongly and dominated the third period.

16.1.17

Primary Girls

The primary girls team was made up of: Nicole Frazier in goal; defense - Bianca Tazzioli, Beatrice Basile, Aurelia Cooper; midfield - Alice Martini; attack Bianca Basile.
The opposition girls were bigger in age and size but the Ambrit team had a fantastic defense that only let a couple of goals slip through in each game. The team managed to score 2 goals, one against Southlands and one against St. Georges. 
The girls had a positive attitude throughout the tournament and were proud of their performance, despite the results. The finalists were Southlands and Castelli, the eventual winners Southlands.

Ambrit Girls 8-8 St. George's Girls

La prima uscita stagionale della squadra femminile allenata da Mr. Cristiani guadagna un bel pareggio 8-8 contro le rivali storiche della St. George's. Il punteggio, a una prima occhiata rotondo e insignificante, corrisponde invece a una partita appassionante, dall'andamento altalenante e imprevedibile.
La partita è stata articolata in tre tempi:
1 Tempo - L'Ambrit parte forte, con Lea tra i pali, Malena ed Helena in difesa; linea del centrocampo con Matilde, Lucrezia e Gaia; Mia punta
centrale. Le nostre dominano il campo, scatenate in attacco, attente in difesa e con una Lucrezia che chiuse ogni strada alle avversarie. Gaia apre le danze, mettendo la palla nel sacco su assist teso di Matilde. Passano pochi secondi ed è già 2-0: Lucrezia batte un corner teso su cui irrompe Matilde. Mia inizia a prendere la mira e, dopo un paio di conclusioni sbagliate, ruba palla sulla trequarti e scarica a rete una conclusione violenta che il portiere non può trattenere. Fin qui sembrerebbe una partita senza storia. Ma giustamente il Mister decide di dare spazio anche a chi non ha ancora maturato grande esperienza e inizia una "girandola" di cambi. La St. George's ne approfitta per accorciare le distanze e chiudere il primo tempo sul 3-1.

2 Tempo - L'Ambrit deve rinunciare a Lucrezia, impegnata con la Roma, e torna in campo con meno convinzione e con un più modesto arsenale tecnico. Ma la grinta non manca: Mia prende palla al limite e fa partire un destro a giro sul secondo palo. 4-1! Non passa molto e la solita Mia - davvero scatenata - s'invola sulla fascia, supera due avversarie e scarica a rete: palo! Sul capovolgimento di fronte Lea compie un intervento difficilissimo, con una sola mano, ed evita miracolosamente un gol fatto. Le avversarie iniziano a prendere campo, le nostre sono stanche e un poco inesperte. Il 4-2 arriva inesorabile. Non basta un'azione di Allison-caterpillar che s'infila nella difesa e segna un gol importante: le avversarie mettono in rete tre gol consecutivi e chiudono il 2 tempo sul 5-5.

3 Tempo - Il terzo tempo inzia subito in salita, con un gol a freddo della SGES. Le ragazze Ambrit sono stanche (sulla preparazione atletica andrà fatto un discorso a parte) e le avversarie sono brave tecnicamente e ora vedono la vittoria come concreta possibilità. Un altro gol della SGES, con azione partita da un fallo su Allison, sembra tagliare le gambe all'Ambrit. Poco dopo il direttore di gara Calento, forse per compensazione, non concede un chiaro rigore alla SGES. E' a questo punto che Mia prende per mano la squadra: su azione personale accorcia le distanze, poi sfrutta un bel corner di Matilde per fare il 7mo gol Ambrit (quarto gol personale). Il sigillo sull'8-8 arriva nell'ultimo minuto di gioco con Gaia, che controlla un lancio lungo e insacca di destro.

PLAYER OF THE MATCH: Mia.

Giocatrici: Mia, Lea, Malena, Gaia (C), Leila (C), Helena, Annie, Elena, Michelle, Matilde, Lucrezia, Allison, Selina, Donya.

Official Photographer: Giulia
Pictures from the Match


12.1.17

6A 8-1 6R

The 6A steamroller flattened a game 6R today and set up a meeting with a worried Teachers' team next week. 6R take on 6M tomorrow.
Today's goals were knocked in by Michele (3), Anthony (2), Lorenzo, Jacopo, and Daniel with one from Senai.

11.1.17

6A 4-0 6M

The Autumn homeroom champions swept past 6M today as Daniel bagged three goals, surely pushing his price on the transfer market ever higher. Anthony scored the other goal and new goalkeeper Max was barely troubled.
6A are back in action tomorrow: can 6R stop them?

19.12.16

RISA MS League: Updated table (see RISA page for more details)

After two rounds of matches (still 5 rounds to go!!)



PWDLGFGAGDPoints

New School65102952416

SGBIS 164022381512

AMBRIT64021715212

AOSR 16312710-310

Rome Int.6204717-106

AOSR 261051328-153

SGBIS 26105732-253

17.12.16

RISA League: Ambrit Fight Back to earn SIX points!

"You are all taking too many touches on the ball!!"
The second round of the RISA league for MS teams was held at SGBIS this morning.
Ambrit's first match was against New School and we started badly, allowing them too much time on the ball and too much room to shoot. A goal was inevitable, and it came. Afterwards, Ambrit tightened up and Lapo, Michele and Daniel all had chances before New School sealed their victory with a second goal.
Next up was SGBIS 'A' and Ambrit suffered their second defeat of the day. A physical advantage gave SGBIS the edge and their three goals were enough to cancel out Michele's goal for Ambrit.
Ambrit turned the tables in game 3 with a cracking 5-2 win over SGBIS 'B'. Goals from Lapo (2), Alex (2) and Daniel (see video) handed Ambrit a sweet 5-2 win. Alex almost made it six (see video 2).
Michele put Ambrit 1-0 up; Alex made it 2-0 but Peter handled in the area and Rome Int scored the resulting penalty and then charged forward to bag an equaliser. A draw looked on the cards but Michele struck again near the end and Ambrit took all three points!
TEAM: Louis; Thomas, Peter, Lorenzo, Elias, Gustav, Theo, Alex, Michele, Lapo, Daniel
video

13.12.16

Sixth Team added to IM2


The FIGC today announced that a sixth team will compete in the Boys' IM2.
Chievo will be made up of Girls so that our Girls' team can get in some extra practice for April's Med Cup.
In matches against Chievo, the other teams will field 7 players (versus 8) and, in these games, boys will be limited to 3 touches.

12.12.16

Ambrit line up before tonight's important derby match
Ambrit hung on for a valuable win in a tense derby at Ambrit Stadium this evening and consolidate their Second place in the table going into the Christmas break.
Ambrit's best period came in the opening third when they pressed forward and put the home team under pressure. On the ninth minute, Alessandro followed up an opposition clearance with a good shot which the keeper failed to hold and Giacomo was on hand to finish the move with the first goal of the game (see video).
video

Just one minute later, Pietro made it 2-0 and Ambrit finished the first period in a comfortable position.
But then it was downhill all the way!
Vigna Pia stepped up a gear and pulled a goal back in the 13th minute of period 2 and Ambrit finished the game with their backs against the wall!
Though they lost control of midfield, the defence nonetheless played really well and Eric, in goal, made some crucial saves.
TEAM: Eric; Elias, Ludovico, Alessandro; Filippo (capt), Joel, Giacomo; Pietro, Nikos. 
Ambrit's defence: 'gli insuperabili'!

10.12.16

IM 2: Spring Intramural and 'Calcio Mercato'

The FIGC (Federazione Intramural Giuoco Calcio) today announced the names of the Captains for the Spring Intramural competition.

Lazio: Thomas
Inter: Tristano
Milan: Ascanio
Napoli: Gustav
Roma: Edo J

Liverpool: Lea
Arsenal: Grace
Manchester City: Juna

One of the first jobs for the captains will be to complete their teams by studying carefully the players available on the transfer market (below) and spending their money wisely to build a balanced team.
 

T R A NS F E R     M A R K E T
Gabriele
Ale N
AlexD
Senai
Lucrezia
Chiara
Helena
Giuseppe
Aden
Tommaso
Tiberio
Mia
Beatriz
Sofia D
Manfredi
Taro
Anthony
Niccolo
Matilde
Giulia*
Malena
Daniel
Lapo
Federico
Michele
Leila EZ
Annie
Gaia Z
Nathan
Edo P
Julian
Andrea
Allison
Michelle
Gaia dR
* injured

7.12.16

FINAL: Barcelona 3-3 Bayern Munich (Barcelona win 8-7 after penalties)

The Autumn Intramural witnessed a worthy final at Ambrit Stadium today as the German and Spanish champions traded punches right to the end of a pulsating tie.
Aden had a chance to put the Germans ahead from a corner when he had a free header at the far post but be missed the target. Andrea fired in a shot too but it was Captain Gabriele - the Best Player of the Tournament - who opened the scoring with a powerful drive into the top corner.
Louis kept the score down with a good save from an impressive Lorenzo; Aden hit the bar; Alex scored the inevitable second goal.
But Barcelona reacted immediately. In the absence of Edo P, their real captain, Ascanio, took the game by the scruff of the neck. After an exciting double exchange with Edo J that put him in front of the goal, he smashed the ball in to make it 2-1 at half time.
But Bayern were more alert from the kick off and attacked immediately. A shot from Alex was only half-saved by Louis and, from the resulting rebound, Lorenzo picked out his captain and Gabriele made it 3-1.
Now the balance swung again. Edo J inspired his team with a forceful run down the right and a fantastic cross that should have been met by a team mate but instead went out. Time for Ascanio to come to the rescue again, and he did: another goal made it 3-2 and the tide was with the Catalans. They poured forward and, under pressure in his own area, Tristano's arm blocked an Edo J cross and the referee pointed to the spot.
Ascanio blasted the penalty against the bar but Edo J reacted an instant before Gabriele and bundled the ball over the line to tie a historic game at 3-3.
The standard of penalty-taking was high and one miss was enough to decide the match in Barcelona's favour.
BEST PLAYER POINTS: Ascanio 5, Gabriele 4, Edo J 4, Alex 3, Aden 2, Tiberio, Lorenzo, Andrea, Tommaso,

4.12.16

A Great Morning for the u9 team

Ambrit's u9 team played three games at SGBIS this weekend and came away with two victories and a narrow 1-0 defeat in their last game. Well done!
u9 RESULTS
Ambrit 4-1 Rome International
Ambrit 6-0 AOSR
Ambrit 0-1 Southlands

The u11s were less successful but will, no doubt, rally for their next outings at Southlands and Vigna Pia (see upcoming fixtures).
u11 RESULTS
Ambrit 0-1 SGBIS
Ambrit 0-2 AOSR
Ambrit 0-1 Southlands TEAM:  Eric, Ludovico, Alessandro; Ewan; Renato, Joel.



2.12.16

Paris SG 4-2 Juventus


A quick start by Juventus flattered to deceive in today's Third Place final and it was the French Champions who came out on top at the end of an entertaining match.
Taro opened the scoring for the Vecchia Signora but Manfredi equalised soon after when Thomas played him through with a nice pass. Juve went back into the lead when Alessandro played a beautiful ball to Daniel and the G6 marksman was on target.
Manfredi and Nathan both had chances to equalise in one-on-one situations against
Federico in the Juve goal, but San Giovanni did just enough to put them off and i bianconeri were still 2-1 up at the break.The second half though was the Manfredi Show. First he equalised and then he bagged two more to put the game beyond Juve.
Manfredi now sits alone at the top of the goalscoring charts and Giuseppe heads the Best Player list.
Can Gabriele catch him in Wednesday's final?
Make sure you get to Ambrit Stadium in time next Wednesday to find out!

BEST PLAYER POINTS: Giuseppe 6, Manfredi 6, Ale N 3, Daniel 2,Thomas 1, Filippo F 1, Taro 1, Lorcan 1

YELLOW: Nico
RED: Calento

1.12.16

Manchester Utd 3-1 Roma


Il Manchester United si aggiudica meritatamente il primo torneo Intramural 2016/17, con una bella prestazione fatta di grinta e bel gioco. Lucrezia, anima della squadra e autrice di una doppietta, trionfa anche nella classifica dei marcatori. Pesantissima per le ragazze di Spalletti l'assenza di Mia, bomber della Roma e Best Player nelle ultime due partite di campionato. Dopo il doppio vantaggio dei Red Devils, la Roma è riuscita, grazie alla rete di Annie, a rimanere in partita fino alla splendida rete del 3-1 direttamente su calcio d'angolo. Buona la prestazione tra i pali di Chiara, capace di evitare almeno 2-3 reti su calcio piazzato e - forse - nuovo portiere dell'Ambrit!?

PLAYER OF THE MATCH POINTS:
Lucrezia 8, Chiara 5, Annie 3, Sofia DM 2,  Helena 2, Matilde 1.

29.11.16

ANSPI: Ambrit 6-2 Real Muratella

Ambrit's team salute a packed stadium before tonight's match
Ambrit got back to winning ways tonight at Ambrit Stadium and posted a valuable 6-2 win that lifts them into second place in Girone B table (classifica here).
Pietro scored the first goal after just one minute, turning nicely and shooting with his right foot into the opposite corner. He followed up with a second just two minutes later, rising majestically to nod home a Filippo corner.
Ambrit just wouldn't allow the visitors to settle. Ludovico was everywhere in defence and, after eight minutes, Ambrit struck again when Joell finished a neat passing move to make it 3-0. Fair play to Real though; they rallied and made it 3-1 before the first interval.
In the second period, Ambrit's defence was tested and came through with flying colours. Ale and Elias were quick to the ball and quick to clear the danger and Eric made a couple of vital saves.
Eric lunches himself to the right to make another vital save
Joell then copied Pietro, popping up to score his second goal from a well-delivered Ale corner (see video).

Ambrit began the last period with a 4-1 lead and Filippo crowned another excellent midfield performance with his team's fifth goal. Real managed to pull another one back but Nikos shot home from a Giacomo pass near the end to make it 6-2.
video


26.11.16

Ambrit November Tournament: GRADE 6 CAPTURES FIRST PLACE!

On the road to victory: Ambrit before their second game
Ambrit's Grade 6 team played with skill and determination today and were rewarded with the Winners' trophy.
They began on the front-foot with a convincing 4-1 win against SGBIS, denying their opponents any time and space and taking advantage of all the opportunities that came their way.
The L-E-G defence was solid as a rock and Alex harried and hustled constantly in the middle. Julian and Alioune held the fort until Daniel arrived. Goals from Daniel (2), Alex and a brilliant free kick from Gavyn who piloted the ball into the top corner from 20 meters out!
A derby win against Grade 5 confirmed the team's good moment of form, this time the goals coming from Alex (2), Lorenzo and Daniel.
The last group game was against Castelli, who had also won their first two matches. Ambrit, knowing that they would face the same team later in the final, used this game to study their opponents. They sat back, allowed Castelli to control the game and settled for a 1-2 defeat (scorer: Alex).
A confident Alex shakes hands with the Castelli captain before the final
Ambrit then lined out for the final knowing they had to overturn the result in the group game. This time, they changed their tactics and put Castelli under pressure from the start. Then, as Castelli made a rare foray into Ambrit territory, Gavyn gave away an unnecessary foul on the left and Castelli scored from the resulting free kick. Now Ambrit found themselves 1-0 down again.
At this stage, heads might have dropped, but Captain Alex wasn't about to let that happen! Ambrit redoubled their efforts and equalised when Gavyn scored his second free kick goal of the day, floating a beautifully-judged ball over the goalkeeper's head.
Buoyed by this, Ambrit pinned down Castelli in their own half and Daniel's well-taken brace of goals put his side 3-1 up with seven minutes left to play. With Ambrit now tiring, Castelli came back into the game. They pulled one goal back but Ambrit held on for a fully-deserved victory!
 

The Winning Team



 Ambrit's grade 5 team (right), up against older opponents today, gave a good account of themselves and made all of their opponents work hard for every point. Their best game of the day came against SGBIS, where Pietro's equaliser (he scored four goals today!) opened up the possibility of a first victory of the morning but the team had to settle for a narrow 2-1 defeat.




GRADE 3 & GRADE 4
In a very competitive and even tournament, the third graders beat the eventual finalists - SGBIS A - and collected 6 points; the fourth graders won the Ambrit derby and also collected 6 points. 

RESULTS
Ambrit 3 - SGBIS A   2-0
Ambrit 3 - SGBIS B   3-1
Ambrit 3 - Castelli      1-2
Ambrit 3 - Ambrit 4    2-4
Ambrit 4 - Castelli      0-2
Ambrit 4 - SGBIS B   2-1
Ambrit 4 - SGBIS A   0-4

25.11.16

Roma 4 - 0 Ajax

Con un rotondo 4-0 e con una prova convincente la Roma di Spalletti batte l'Ajax e si qualifica meritatamente per la finale contro il fortissimo Manchester United di Mourinho.
Che la Roma fosse l'antagonista principale dei Red Devils lo si era capito già ieri, ma oggi la squadra è sembrata ancor più compatta e convinta dei propri mezzi: Chiara ed Helena come barriera difensiva, centrocampo affidato a Matilde e Annie, attacco guidato dal bomber Mia, da oggi al vertice della classifica marcatori. Poco hanno potuto le Olandesi, sorrette nel primo tempo dalla buona prova tra i pali di Allison; ma nel secondo tempo - complice la necessità di ottenere a tutti i costi la vittoria - la squadra si è sbilanciata, offrendo il fianco alle ripartenze di Mia e compagne.

PLAYER OF THE MATCH POINTS
Mia 4, Allison 3, Matilde 2, Chiara 2, Helena 2, Selina 2, Annie, Gaia Z 1, Donya 1, Gea 1.

24.11.16

Roma 1 - 2 Manchester United

All'Ambrit Stadium il Manchester consolida il primato in classifica, pur con una certa fatica, sconfiggendo la Roma per 2 a 1, con reti di Lucrezia e Beatriz; di una strepitosa Mia il momentaneo pareggio. Il match ha offerto dei buoni spunti di riflessione, con alcune giocate di pregio e una grande foga agonistica; tecnicamente tuttavia le squadre femminili stanno mostrando dei limiti nel controllo di palla e nell'impostazione dell'azione di gioco.
Ora le Romane dovranno difendersi dall'attacco dell'Ajax, domani, per avere la chance di accedere alla finale.

PLAYER OF THE MATCH POINTS:
Mia 6, Lucrezia 3, Matilde 3, Saya 2, Beatriz 1, Helena 1, Michelle 1, Chiara 1.

23.11.16

Chelsea 4-2 Barcelona

A shocked crowd left Ambrit Stadium today wondering how Chelsea, until now without a point, could have beaten the Spanish Champions, hot favourites for the Autumn title.
Alioune opened the scoring in today's match, turning teh ball past Louis at the far post. Anthony made it 2-0 when Francesco played him through but then Tommaso rallied his team with a couple of extra dribbling runs, the second of which led to a corner. From the resulting kick, Senai headed in.
Ascanio equalised before half time and it seemed that Chelsea might have run out of steam.
But Conte revved up his team during the interval and they dominated the opening exchanges again. Alessandro drove a fine left-foot shot across the goal and, in the dying seconds, Jacopo sealed the victory.

This result leaves Barcelona level on points with Bayern and PSG. Barcelona proceed to the final on head-to-head results (they beat both Bayern and PSG) and they will face Bayern (who drew with PSG but have a superior goal difference). 
PSG will dispute the Third Place final with Juventus.

BEST PLAYER POINTS: Anthony 6, Edo J 3, Francesco C 3, Tommaso 2, Ale Z 2, Michele 1, Gavyn 1, Elias1, Alioune 1, Peter 1

Yellow cards: Riccardo, Senai

Wed Nov 30, 3rd PLACE FINAL: PSG vs Juventus
Fri Dec 02, FINAL: Barcelona vs Bayern

22.11.16

ANSPI: Ambrit 2-6 Santos

After their win last week, Ambrit's players came crashing back to earth today, losing to a well-prepared Santos.
Their bigger opponents (!) got off to a flying start and Eric was kept busy early on: he made four fantastic saves in the first few minutes but then, when he clawed away a fifth attempt, the ball fell to an opponent and it was 1-0 to the visitors.
Nikos and Joell pushed forward when they could and gave the opposing defence lots to think about. Two more saves by Eric and some stout defending by Ale and Elias saw Ambrit safely to the first break, trailing by just one goal.
Joell went between the sticks for the second period and he was tested too! He beat away the first two shots but then Santos doubled their lead with a goal that was a photocopy of the first one.
But Ambrit fought back!
Man-of-the-Match Pietro was quicker to the ball when it mattered and he bundled in a goal for Ambrit: 2-1.
Ambrit's Man of the Match
The resurgence was short-lived though and Santos made it 4-1 before the second break.
But Ambrit came out for the last period and gave their supporters at Ambrit Stadium something to cheer about! When they might have thrown in the towel, our players instead got stuck into the game and really looked like they might turn it around, exemplified by Ludovico who stopped a dangerous Santos attack with a great last-ditch tackle. Pietro almost scored in the 3rd minute but then, in the 4th minute, he did! Filippo threaded a beautiful pass through the Santos defence and Pietro banged it home.
Ambrit continued to fight right to the death. Giacomo and Filippo might easily have added a couple of goals but it was Santos who scored on the break to seal what was, in the end, a deserved victory.


18.11.16

PSG 6-1 Chelsea

Another defeat for a demoralised Chelsea and PSG give themselves a slim chance to reach the final, if Barcelona should fail to beat Chelsea in the last game.
Manfredi's recent scoring vein continues and he had his team 2-0 up by half time. Jacopo made a couple of good saves from Nathan and Nico to keep the scoreline respectable.
The French Champions continued to dominate in the second half. Nathan made it 3-0, Manfredi completed his hat-trick and then Julian took over, scoring two goals and making some vital interventions and some good passes. Julian's double was split by Anthony's consolation goal.
BEST PLAYER POINTS: Julian 5, Manfredi 4, Elias 3, Niko 2, Filippo 2, Nathan 2, Anthony 1, Alessandro 1, Pietu 1

17.11.16

BOYS SOCCER: St George's 0-3 Ambrit

Following their 6-1 triumph at Ambrit Stadium two weeks ago, Ambrit completed a double win in their Autumn challenge series against St George's with a comfortable victory at the Cassia venue today.
Goals from Edo J, and Manfredi (2). More details to follow...!


For the first 10 minutes of the match, not much happened until Manfredi scored a lovely half volley (you could hear it smack the net!) but the goal was disallowed. Then a really long clearance from Ascanio found Manfredi in the penalty box; his pass set up Edo J and Edo nailed it into the top corner. 
Gavin almost scored with a deflected shot but the goalkeeper made a lucky save and Manfredi scored the goal that ended the match.
Ambrit Team: Ascanio, Thomas, Edo J, Federico, Taro, Jerry, Peter, Giuseppe, Theo, Manfredi, Gavyn

16.11.16

Barcelona 1-0 Bayern Munich

A narrow victory today for the Spanish Champions throws the championship wide open going into the final two matches. A point in their last game against Chelsea will be enough to see Barcelona through to the final and Bayern will join them unless PSG can beat Chelsea by 10 goals in their last game.
A dour first half today ended 0-0 and the second half was largely devoid of chances too. After six minutes of the second half though, a promising Catalan attack resulted in Tiberio making a good save from an Edo P shot. When Tiberio came out to clear the resulting loose ball, he met a determined Michele who was strong enough in the tackle to beat the hapless 'keeper and tap the ball home for the only, decisive goal of the game.
BEST PLAYER POINTS: Alex 5, Edo P 3, Senai 3, Michele 2, Gavyn 2, Gabriele 2, Aden 2, Tiberio 1, Ascanio 1

12.11.16

Saturday 12 November: Ambrit Win First Match in ANSPI League!

Ambrit's Primary School team won their opener in this year's ANSPI league.

San Girolamo 1-5 Ambrit 
(Scorers: Pietro 2, Giacomo, Alessandro, Filippo)

See also 'ANSPI' page on this blog for Full Results and Classification (updated every Thursday)

Saturday 12 November: Ambrit Win First Matches in RISA League

Ambrit came racing out of the traps for the first round of the RISA league and they won both of their matches against AOSR.
In the first match against 'AOSR 1', Daniel opened the scoring after just 1 minute, giving us a glimpse of the energetic, alert play that would give his team attacking options all morning.
The lead lasted only 3 minutes though, a quick AOSR attack bringing them an equaliser.
Anthony then forced a save from the goalkeeper, Daniel shot over from close range and then he hit the bar with an acrobatic affort from the left. But a goal was on the way...!
It arrived when Daniel played Anthony through with a well-weighted pass and Anthony scored.
Again though, the lead was short-lived and AOSR equalised 2' later.
Ambrit kept pouring forward and, on the 16th minute, Lorenzo shimmied his marker and shot in from a narrow angle: 3-2!
The last 9 minutes were tense and either team might have scored but then, as the crowd looked on anxiously, Daniel settled the nerves with another well taken goal to produce a final score of Ambrit 4-2 AOSR - a win made possible by a good team effort and some selfless defence by Elias, Gavyn and Louis.


In the second match, Ambrit were caught cold and went 1-0 down after two minutes when AOSR scored from a long free kick. After 6 minutes, Anthony pounced on a loose ball and slammed home a lovely equaliser and Daniel made it 2-1 just 1 minute later.
Their opponents were now reeling and Anthony then slid a beautiful pass through two defenders to take advantage of Daniel's movement and it was 3-1 after 8 minutes! Riccardo's pass to Daniel opened up a chance to make it 4-1 but
then the game settled down as AOSR played themselves back into it. The visitors were awarded a freee kick on minute 15 and their number 11 - an excellent player - drilled it in to make it 3-2. But Ambrit were in not in the mood to allow their opponents a foothold and the re-introduction of Ascanio in defence gave them a platform to move forward with confidence. Daniel and Thomas whacked in two more goals to make it 5-2 after 23 minutes. However the action was not over and AOSR gave their hosts a fright with two late goals to give a final score of Ambrit 5-4 AOSR.

TEAM: Ascanio (C), Louis, Gavyn, Elias, Lorenzo, Anthony, Thomas, Daniel, Riccardo

See also 'RISA League 2016-17' page on this blog for Full Results and Classification

11.11.16

Bayern Munich 4-4 Paris St. Germain

Ambrit Stadium rocked today as two of the IM's top sides battled it out in an amazing match that really was a game of two halves.
The re-entry of captain Pietu seemed to add a real edge to the French Champions' play and they looked dangerous from the off.
After the opening exchanges which saw Bayern dominate possession but PSG threaten on the break, it was in-form Manfredi who slid in the opener at the far post.
Nathan made it 2-0 with a thunderbolt from the right and Manfredi made it 3-0 early in the second half when he was on hand as usual to take advantage of a loose ball in the opponents box. When Nico made it 4-0, the neutrals were feeling sorry for Bayern and hoping for the final whistle.
But things were about to change!
Gabriele's strike from outside the box was not hit cleanly but it somehow got past Filippo in goal (a pity: he had just made a fantastic save a minute earlier). What seemed to be just a consolation goal turned out, however, to be the spark that lit the Germans' comeback fire.
Andrea picked up a loose ball outside the penalty area and, when everybody was expecting a pass, he took aim and fired it past Filippo: 4-2 and an unlikly comeback was suddenly more possible.
PSG were now suddenly unable to string their passes together and Bayern continued to press. One attack followed another and, with just three minutes left on the clock, Alex hammered in another goal to make it 4-3.
By now the crowd was totally captivated and most of them were urging on Gabriele and his team to a fourth goal. Aden almost supplied it but then Gabriele did and, at the final whistle, Bayern celebrated their point while Paris rued the two that were lost.
BEST PLAYER POINTS: Gabriele 5, Andrea 4, Gustav 3, Manfredi 3, Nathan 3, Tiberio 2, Alex 2, Aden 1, Nico 1, Lorenzo 1, Filippo 1, Pietu 1, Tristano 1

10.11.16

Manchester United 2 - 0 Ajax

Un match che forse significa l'addio definitivo dell'Ajax alla qualificazione per la finale di questo primo Intramural 2016/2017. La doppietta di Beatriz, infatti porta i diavoli rossi a 7 punti, con la qualificazione ormai in tasca, mentre all'Ajax serve un vittoria netta contro la Roma. In campo si sono viste buone cose, specialmente tra i pali, dove Michelle e Lea hanno fatto buona guardia. Buona prestazione anche per Lucrezia, Allison e Leila.

PLAYER OF THE MATCH POINTS:
Beatriz 6, Lea 4, Michelle 3, Lucrezia 3, Allison 2, Leila 1, Virginia 1, Selina 1.

Wed Nov 9th: Ambrit Boys 6-1 St George's

It was a good game against St.Georges. 
The Ambrit team underestimated them at the beginning because of their size and, as a result, the visitors were the first to place the ball in the net off a foul by Francesco C. 
Taro quickly responded by scoring the equalizing goal with an amazing shot into the bottom corner and Ambrit subsequently scored another 5 goals, defeating them 6-1. 
Manfredi scored three goals with an amazing shot in the bottom corner and a short range tap in from an excellent cross. Nathan used his amazing skills and dribbled the whole team two or three times and was eventually rewarded with an amazing goal off his left foot. Edo J finished off a brave but outplayed St. Georges team with the final goal of the game.

It was Ambrit's first game and the team has made a very positive start to the season; their coach was proud of them. (Giuseppe & Aden)

9.11.16

Barcelona 2 - 2 Juventus

Un match frizzante ed equilibrato tra due squadre pari in classifica e pari - oggi - sul campo. Il Barca parte bene e sembra dominare, ma il primo tempo finisce a reti inviolate, grazie a una buona fase di contenimento di Giuseppe e Taro in mezzo la campo. Ad inizio ripresa però vengono fuori le doti tecniche dei Catalani: fraseggio Tommaso-EdoP e cross basso di quest'ultimo che Tommy deve solo spingere in rete. Nemmeno il tempo di festeggiare e la Juve pareggia: corner di Giuseppe e tacco volante di Taro, che inganna il portiere e finisce al di là della linea. Tutto da rifare.
A due minuti dal termine ecco la sorpresa: nuovo angolo e nuovo gol per la Juventus (accese le proteste del Barca per un secondo pallone in campo), doppietta personale per Taro. Anche qui la reazione non tarda a farsi attendere e il Barcelona pareggia i conti allo scadere con una bella azione personale di Tommaso, abile nel dribbling e nella conclusione.

PLAYER OF THE MATCH POINTS:
Tommaso 5, Edo P. 4, Giuseppe 4, Taro 3, AleN. 2,  Michele 1, Gavyn 1, Federico 1.


26.10.16

Ajax 1 - 1 Roma

Un pareggio senza emozioni, viziato dalle molte assenze e da un poca voglia di giocare.
È Halloween, si sa, le scarpe da calcio e i pantaloncini sono stati sostituiti da anfibi e divise da scheletri, ma lo spettacolo del gioco ne risente parecchio. Allison porta in vantaggio l'Ajax, dopo un tocco di braccio di Matilde. La stessa Matilde si invola sulla fascia e fulmina con un bel destro la brava Michelle tra i pali, portando il punteggio sul definitivo 1-1.

PLAYER OF THE MATCH POINTS: Matilde 6, Allison 4, Grace 3, Gaia Z 3, Mia 3, Annie 2, Gaia DR 2, Chiara 1, Benedetta 1, Maisie 1, Donya 1.

25.10.16

Primary Soccer at St George's, 22/10/2016

A great start for Ambrit's Primary teams in the first RISA tournament of the year.

The u9 teams played four matches, won three and drew one: no defeats!



Results - u9 section
Ambrit A 5-0 AOSR A
Ambrit B 5-0 AOSR B
Ambrit A 1-1 Southlands
Ambrit B 4-0 Rome International

The u11 teams also played four matches, won two and lost two.
Results - u11 section
Ambrit A 3-0 AOSR A
Ambrit B 8-2 AOSR B
Ambrit A 2-3 Southlands
Ambrit B 0-5 Rome International


19.10.16

Bayern Munich 4-1 Juventus

After dominating the opening exchanges, with Gabriele and Aden each hitting the post within 10 seconds and Lapo missing from 3 meters out, Bayern found themselves 1-0 down when Taro broke quickly down the left, crossed to the middle and Daniel tapped home.
The German champions almost equalised through Gabriele but Federico made a fine save. Then Daniel conceded a free kick and picked up a yellow card after fouling Alex and Aden punished Juve with the free-kick: 1-1.
Juve came back into track immediately:  Taro hit the bar, Daniel was denied by Tiberio and, at the other end, Lorenzo scuffed a shot past the year post.
Bayern began the 2nd half strongly and Lapo scored a fantastic goal after drifting past three defenders and shooting with his left foot. Federico then almost scored when he leaped high at a corner but his header hit the post.
Bayern then sealed their victory with two late goals through Aden and Gabriele.
BEST PLAYER POINTS: Gabriele 6, Lapo 5, Taro 4, Aden 3, Federico 3, Giuseppe 2, Daniel 2, Ale N 2, Tiberio 1

13.10.16

Manchester Utd 2-2 Roma

La Roma debutta alla grande nel torneo femminile con un convincente pareggio contro lo United, mostrando grande compattezza e buona qualità. Notevole la prima impressione rilasciata dalle esordienti Annalise, Gaia, Virginia...
Al gol di Francesca nel primo tempo risponde Mia. Nel secondo tempo, combattuto con grande intensità dalle due formazioni, prima il palo clamoroso di Nathalie, poi qualche batti e ribatti. Nel finale - con Matilde infortunata - Lucrezia trova il guizzo vincente e mette in rete da due passi. La partita si fa difficile per le Italiane, ma proprio nel finale da un fallo laterale battuto con prontezza da Helena, Annalise inventa un pallonetto che beffa Virginia e sigla il 2-2 finale.

PLAYER OF THE MATCH POINTS:

Leila E 6, Mia 5, Lucrezia 5, Francesca 3, Gaia 2, Helena 1, Grace 1, Nathalie 1, Annie 1, Matilde 1, Benedetta 1, Sofia DM 1.

8.10.16

Paris SG 5-2 juventus

A high-energy, attacking, adventurous match ended with a deserved win for the French Champions after they turned a slow start into a champagne finish.
Juventus seemed to be in charge of the game in the first half but were puzzled to find themselves 2-0 down after Thomas buried a fine header from a Nathan corner and then Nathan himself drove in an unstoppable shot from 20 meters out.
Daniel pulled one bacl with a great solo effort, spinning away from his marker on the right and slipping the ball into the corner of the net.
But Manfredi restored his team's two goal advantage... twice: once after Daniel's goal and then again - with a lovely cheeky finish from the left corner - after Giuseppe had scored the Italians' second.
Manfredi completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot after a hand-ball by Giuseppe in the box.
BEST PLAYER POINTS: Nathan 7, Manfredi 6, Giuseppe 3, Nico 2, Federico 2, Daniel 2, Thomas 2, Julian 2, Raphael 1, Ale N 1