In their home opener Fundy United squeezed by Crazy Babes 1-0 on a goal by Kelsey Duplessis. The Saint John rain and wind certainly made for difficult conditions for both teams as they started off fairly even. As the 1st half progressed Fundy united began to control possession but struggled to find the final pass or quality in front of goal.
Head coach Jason Brown stated that “Our goal in this game was to find some chemistry and control the tempo in attack and defend in an organized manner. With so many new players passing the ball quickly and keeping everyone involved was key. We controlled well in attack but lacked consistency and were vulnerable to the counter attacking speed of Crazy Babes. They (CB) worked very hard and closed space quickly.”.
In the 2nd half Fundy United had the wind and moved to a more attacking back three. Brown indicated that “We not only wanted the ball more but were much more efficient in our support and allowed the ball to circulate quickly. We really began to control the game and created a lot of chances while being more organized defensively. Unfortunately we were rusty in front of goal and credit to the Crazy Babes they played the full ninety. We now have two weeks of training to build more chemistry and establish how we want to play. This very young team is hungry for success and they will learn a lot of valuable lessons this year as we strive to be a force in the McCain NBPSLW.”