BEFC vs Machida City Hall Football Club (Friendly)
It's not April fools for our team this day. We have our regular match against the Machida FCs.
This will be held at the Onoji Ground where it's placed in a suburban town called Tsurukawa.
It's a pitch where the J2 League team FC Machida Zelvia practices.
The pitch is about 10-15min ride on taxi from Tsurukawa station.
Tsurukawa is about 30min from Shinjuku on the Odakyu Line if you can catch an express.
But be aware that you'll then have to get off at Shin-Yurigaoka since Tsurukawa is there for so called local trains.
We get a weekend off after our TML, and then Machida to sharpen us back up for the next TML.
I would like to expect the best from our members and take this match seriously.
We've lost and then drawn against Machida in our previous matches largely due to not be able to field our proper team (plus trying out the odd alternative formation).
Machida are a decent outfit and have some pacey guys playing for them on a seriously huge pitch. So if we don't take it seriously, it's asking for a hiding.
The size of the pitch itself is also an interesting tactical and positioning challenge for us individually and as a team, since covering the spaces we normally do, doesn't work the same.
We're used to playing the TML D2 outfits, so it's important to challenge ourselves outside of the familiar Footy Japan bubble and expand our game experience.