Police United FC faces early elimination

Posted: Wednesday, August 24, 2016. 10:14 a.m. CST.

Bze vs Mex

By  Erwin SaraviaLast night, Police United FC played against Mexican Champions, Pachuca after losing 4-0 against Club Deportivo Olimpia from Honduras. The match was no different to the one we saw in their debut match: a poor Police United which barely managed a 9 percent possession time in their entire match.

In football, that translates to them having the ball under their control for 8.1 minutes out of the 90.  However, they did manage to go through an entire half without conceding a single goal, and that would have been praise-worthy had they been able to sustain a goalless second half as well.

There was quite a stark contrast between the first and second half of the game. In the second, we saw a more tired Police United struggling to even retain the ball in their own half of the field. But it did take Pachuca 62 minutes to get on the scoreboard. Erick Aguirre scored a header after a pass from Jonathan Urretaviscaya. It was then that the cookie crumbled for Police United, which was doing a good job defending without even getting a hold of the ball.

The second goal came 79 minutes into the match from Mexican National, Hirving Lozano, with a header to the right bottom corner of the goal. Poor goal keeping was evident in that instance from Police United’s second goal keeper, Keith Allen, who played a magnificent first half.

The third goal was a masterpiece from a set piece. Jonathan Urretaviscaya managed to get his name on the scoreboard after a free kick was awarded to him just outside the penalty box. The match ended with a 3-0 score, quite a similar result to their game in Honduras. So now, Police United are technically eliminated with two home matches still pending.

On September 13th 2016, the team will face Pachuca at the FFB Stadium in Belmopan at 6:00 p.m. local time. Their final match will be on September 29th where they will be hosting Club Deportivo Olimpia from Honduras. Police United FC currently remains last on the table with zero points and seven conceded goals.

Erwin Saravia is a local sports journalists based in Belmopan

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