Game 20 (DAS-EST) 09-23-298 (Cup of Nations)
Game 20 - Dascunya-Estontetso (Quarterfinals):
NOVEFA, in conjunction with WEHFFA, announces the results for todays
Quarterfinal match held at the inaugural Western Hemisphere Cup of
Nations, co-sanctioned by the WEHFFA and NOVEFA, played Wednesday,
September 23, 298, in Danheim:
The final result is Dascunya 3 - Estontetso 0
The Technical Information:
Final score: DASCUNYA 3 - ESTONTETSO 0
Played in: Danheim, Dascunya (Golden Park), attendance: 93,400
Referee: Mark Hansen (Maryport)
Goals: Diva (DAS, 22., penalty), Van Enerbad (DAS, 40.), Williamson
Yellow cards: Espinha (EST, 22.), DeFohn (DAS, 26.), Mastigante (EST,
Substitutions: Nespera for Ponto (EST, 30.), Benitez for Grant (DAS,
45.), Murracas for Castelos (EST, 45.), Allen for Diva (DAS, 72.)
Home team Dascunya the first to advance to the final four!
In a solid performance, a strong-looking Dascunyan team, which was
heavily favored for this game, disposed of Estontetso seemingly with
ease, and without having to put a lot of effort into it. Brilliant
performances again from defender Indiazan, who was instrumental in the
shut-out of the Estontetso scorers, goalie Leamean, who ultimately
thwarted the few attacks that did get through Indiazan's defense,
Trifade, who was the 'architect' of the Dascunyan offense, and the
strikers, including crowd darling Diva, who scored one goal, although by
penalty, but had other good opportunities later in the game as well,
before being substituted as a precaution by Dascunyan coach Elmonte,
with a little concern about a previous leg injury. The substitution was
obviously aimed at giving Diva the maximum amount of rest and therapy
before the next, even more important match in the semi-finals.
Estontetso never quite seemed to find its rythm, and kept running up
against the defense wall orchestrated by Alex Indiazan, the FC Danheim
defender, who was voted MVP of the match after the game by the
international sports journalists.
The 1-0 scored by Diva in a penalty was caused by a blatant foul from
behind by Espinha in the penalty zone, as Williamson was about to
attack. The crowd was very vocal about the incident, and it was a
surprise that referee Hansen did not pull out the red card. Perhaps
this early in the game, he was uncomfortable to give it. Nevertheless,
the fans got what they wanted - a goal from their hero Favio Diva, who
converted with ease. Dascunya went into the break with an even more
comfortable margin, as Jezen United midfielder Van Enerbad scored his
first goal of the Cup to bring them ahead by two.
Dascunyan midfielder Grant, who had suffered a collision in the 30.
minute with Ponto (who had to be taken out of the game because of injury
from the impact), was substituted. After the break, Estontetso could
keep pace for a little while, and their best chance of the game, after a
precise flank from Barriga, and subsequent shot by Velhotes, was saved
in spectacular fashion by Leamean. Dascunya eventually cruised to the
game's end, and Williamson put the finishing touch on, by soring the
3-0, his first goal as well. He was especially happy, because he had so
far been upstaged by Diva, and desperately needed to prove himself as a
scorer as well.
The tremendous crowds created an incredible atmosphere all through the
game for their team. The noise levels were sometimes deafening, and the
cheer after the game was over could be heard all over Danheim. Another
great celebration of soccer, and this is only the quarterfinals!
Estontetso however now must pack their bags, but reaching the
quarterfinals with two wins must certainly be considered a good results
for them, overall.