Football Women (11) vs. KFB

KFB vs. CBS Sport Football Women (11)

Date: October 17th, 2015
Venue: Kløvermarken

On a damp Saturday morning CBS Sport took on KFB away at Kløvermarken.

The starting formation was a 4-3-3 with the following players: Eva – Benno, Rolle, Rakel, Majbritt – Stone, Mia, Cirkeline – CC, Laura, Caro

KFB got off to a good start and pressured CBS Sport high in the first 10-15 minutes. They showed a lot of speed up front, and it took a while before the back four of CBS Sport managed to shrug off the pressure.
From 15 minutes on it was a very even affair, with KFB pressuring higher but with CBS Sport largely controlling the centre of the pitch.
KFB managed to create a couple of large chances on through balls but only forced Eva into a single save as they simply failed to hit the target on their other opportunities.

CBS Sport pressured higher up the pitch from the start of the 2nd half, and played with a much higher defensive line. After about 20 minutes the formation was changed to a 4-4-2 to completely shut down the wide play of KFB, which further helped CBS Sport dominate the ball.
Despite seeing more of the ball CBS still struggled with creating chances, and with the exception of long shots from Rikke and Laura the majority of chances came from set pieces.
With about 15 minutes left of the match it was clear that KFB was winded and CBS Sport was winning most duels and increasing the amount of possession.
The last 10 minutes was mostly played in KFB’s defensive third but a disciplined defense kept CBS Sport away from any major chances outside a couple of corners.

With only a few seconds left of the match, Benno managed to pressure the KFB defense into giving away a corner during build up play.
Benno served the ball on the corner, which Stone managed to get her foot on and direct across the line bringing the score to 0-1 with only extra time remaining in the match.
Shortly after the kick-off the referee blew the whistle for the end result of 0-1.

Although KFB surely will be regretting their missed chances it was great to see a CBS Sport team that kept fighting for the full 90 minutes. CBS Sport even showed superior conditioning despite a couple of players playing through injuries.
Although KFB dominated the 1st half, with CBS Sport dominating the second, it was only CBS Sport who was able to mount a challenge for all three points towards the end of the match, which payed off in the end.

The aftermath

Result: 0-1 (win!)
Goals: 0-1 Stone (assist: Benno)
Woman of the Match: Rakel