BEFC kicked off their Division 1 campaign with an emphatic 6-0 win over Panthers. Despite having 3 debutants in the squad, it looked like the team that terrorised the opposition last season in Division 2.
With a 6-0 scoreline, it was obvious that many players would get a mention for their performance. Kentaro Takahashi scored, and continued doing what he does best: 2 goals… and could have had a hat-trick with a beautiful free kick that hit the post. The Defensive trio of James Pounder, Soutaro Kirihara and BEFC new signing Kentaro Ogawa played magnificently and didn't allow a single shot on goal from the opposition. Alo Sakk gave us another masterclass bossing the midfield and, naturally, putting his name on the scoresheet.
But there can only be one Adecco Most Valuable Player and this week it goes to Marco Alonso. Nobody can doubt his skills and natural flair but it seemed as though he had a spell put on him and could not find the back of the net for the past two seasons. Alonso played in his familiar right flank and it was obvious from the kick off that it was going to be his night. It might have been wearing the Number 20 of Real Madrid’s newest star Marco Asensio, who knows, but 30 minutes into the first half he left footed a wonder shot from outside the box which was accurately placed into the bottom right corner to the delight of his teammates. Alonso also showed a variety of quality passes and he also worked tirelessly in defence to support the right back. He could have had his second with another fantastic strike but this time the ball hit the crossbar and bounced just on the line. A few minutes later a solo effort against 3 Panthers defenders gave Alonso his more than deserved Brace and the first Adecco BEFC Most Valuable Player award of the new season.