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The Argic and Northern Alharu Football Association's League Cup begins!

Eligible teams have been approved by the Authority and the schedule of matches have been locked. The first phase of the Cup will be a round robin competition, where every team will play one another once. The two lowest scoring teams at the conclusion of the phase will be eliminated and the eight remaining teams will move forward to a strict knock-out round. As there are ten teams, the first phase will occur over nine weeks starting this week and concluding on during the last week of November. The Quarterfinals occur on 12/4, the semifinals on 12/12 and the final on 12/18.

Participating Teams:  Iverica, Variota, Aluxia, Ahrana, Seylos, Limonaia, Fulgistan, Prymont, Derthalen, Soreana

Please refer to the following link for the match-ups for the round-robin phase. These have been randomly generated: http://tournamentscheduler.net/schedule/NjQyODE4OTY0Ng.

  • 1st Matches: 10/11
  • 2nd Matches: 10/20
  • 3rd Matches: 10/24
  • 4th Matches: 10/30
  • 5th Matches: 11/8
  • 6th Matches: 11/13
  • 7th Matches: 11/19
  • 8th Matches: 11/28
  • 9th Matches: 11/30

Results of each match will be randomly generated and posted in this thread on the appointed day. As mentioned in the registration thread, it is strongly encouraged that involved teams post over the course of the Cup.

Good luck to all the teams involved!

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ANAFA Day 1

FULGISTAN VS. ALUXIA (0-1)

  • Goals: 0 for Fulgistan, 1 for Aluxia
  • Shots on Goal: 7 for Fulgistan, 8 for Aluxia
  • Shots: 15 for Fulgistan, 10 for Aluxia
  • Fouls: 20 for both
  • Corners: 6 for Fulgistan, 4 for Aluxia
  • Free Kicks: 1 for Fulgistan, 2 for Aluxia
  • Offsides: 1 for Fulgistan, 4 for Aluxia
  • Own Goals: 0 for both
  • Yellow Cards: 1 for both
  • Red Cards: 0 for both

Additional Time: 4 minutes

Location: Lusankya Stadum, Vardin

Match Events (Time: Event)

1: Aluxia takes a shot. That's off target.
6: Fulgistan takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
9: Fulgistan takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
10: Aluxia takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
24: Fulgistan takes a shot. That's off target.
26: Aluxia takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
28: Aluxia takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
34: Fulgistan takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
36: Aluxia takes a shot. That's off target.
42: Fulgistan takes a shot. That's off target.
44: Aluxia takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
46: Fulgistan takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
47: Fulgistan takes a shot. That's off target.
48: Aluxia takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
52: Fulgistan takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
53: Fulgistan takes a shot. That's off target.
55: Aluxia is shown a Yellow Card.
56: Fulgistan takes a shot. That's off target.
63: Fulgistan takes a shot. That's off target.
65: Fulgistan is shown a Yellow Card.
75: Fulgistan takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
78: Aluxia takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
79: Fulgistan takes a shot. That's off target.
85: Aluxia takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
89: Fulgistan takes a shot. That's off target.
91: Aluxia scores! The scorer was Mitar Valesovic (10)
94: Fulgistan takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.

PRYMONT VS. SOREANA (3-1)

  • Goals: 3 for Prymont, 1 for Soreana
  • Shots on Goal: 8 for Prymont, 9 for Soreana
  • Shots: 14 for Prymont, 17 for Soreana
  • Fouls: 25 for Prymont, 16 for Soreana
  • Corners: 6 for Prymont, 3 for Soreana
  • Free Kicks: 1 for Prymont, 3 for Soreana
  • Offsides: 1 for Prymont, 2 for Soreana
  • Own Goals: 0 for both
  • Yellow Cards: 8 for Prymont, 0 for Soreana
  • Red Cards: 0 for both

Additional Time: 5 minutes

Location: Solaris Stadium, Soreana

Match Events (Time: Event)

3: Prymont takes a shot. That's off target.
4: Soreana takes a shot. That's off target.
5: Prymont scores! The scorer was Alex Bakken (6)
6: Prymont is shown a Yellow Card.
9: Soreana takes a shot. That's off target.
19: Prymont is shown a Yellow Card.
20: Prymont takes a shot. That's off target.
24: Prymont is shown a Yellow Card.
26: Prymont is shown a Yellow Card.
27: Prymont takes a shot. That's off target.
29: Soreana takes a shot. That's off target.
32: Prymont is shown a Yellow Card.
36: Soreana takes a shot. That's off target.
37: Prymont takes a shot. That's off target.
42: Prymont takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
43: Soreana takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
45: Prymont takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
46: Prymont takes a shot. That's off target.
47: Prymont takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
51: Prymont takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
53: Prymont takes a shot. That's off target.
54: Soreana takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
55: Soreana takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
57: Prymont takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
58: Prymont scores! The scorer was Will Kristoffsen (10)
59: Soreana takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
60: Soreana takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
63: Soreana scores! The scorer was Lorezno Orsini (11)
65: Soreana takes a shot. That's off target.
67:  Prymont scores! The scorer was Trym Hansen (2)
68: Soreana is shown a Yellow Card.
69: Soreana takes a shot. That's off target.
71: Soreana takes a shot. That's off target.
72: Soreana takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
77: Soreana takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
82: Prymont is shown a Yellow Card.
85: Prymont is shown a Yellow Card.
87: Prymont takes a shot. That's off target.
92: Soreana takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.

DERTHALEN VS. IVERICA (2-2)

  • Goals: 2 for Derthalen, 2 for Iverica
  • Shots on Goal: 5 for Derthalen, 4 for Iverica
  • Shots: 10 for Derthalen, 5 for Iverica
  • Fouls: 25 for Derthalen, 24 for Iverica
  • Corners: 3 for Derthalen, 6 for Iverica
  • Free Kicks: 3 for Derthalen, 1 for Iverica
  • Offsides: 3 for Derthalen, 2 for Iverica
  • Own Goals: 0 for both
  • Yellow Cards: 1 for Derthalen, 2 for Iverica
  • Red Cards: 0 for both

Additional Time: 5 minutes

Location: Iverica

Match Events (Time: Event)

1: Iverica takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
3: Derthalen takes a shot. That's off target.
6: Iverica takes a shot. That's off target.
10: Iverica scores! The scorer was Andreu Insiesta (10)
12: Iverica is shown a Yellow Card.
13: Iverica is shown a Yellow Card.
17: Iverica scores! The scorer was Leonel Messy (11)
22: Derthalen is shown a Yellow Card.
23: Derthalen scores! The scorer was Borlo Fylk (10)
35: Derthalen takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
38: Iverica takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
41: Derthalen takes a shot. That's off target.
46: Derthalen takes a shot. That's off target.
53: Derthalen takes a shot. That's off target.
65: Derthalen takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
69: Derthalen takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
88: Derthalen takes a shot. That's off target.
92: Derthalen scores! The scorer was Adolf Schneider (11)

LIMONAIA VS. SEYLOS (2-0)

  • Goals: 2 for Limonaia, 0 for Seylos
  • Shots on Goal: 11 for Limonaia, 5 for Seylos
  • Shots: 17 for Limonaia, 11 for Seylos
  • Fouls: 21 for Limonaia, 16 for Seylos
  • Corners: 4 for both
  • Free Kicks: 1 for both
  • Offsides: 6 for Limonaia, 1 for Seylos
  • Own Goals: 0 for both
  • Yellow Cards: 2 for Limonaia, 1 for Seylos
  • Red Cards: 0 for Limonaia, 1 for Seylos

Additional Time: 5 minutes

Location: Malcheca Stadium, Limone

Match Events (Time: Event)

2: Limonaia takes a shot. That's off target.
8: Seylos is shown a Yellow Card.
17: Limonaia takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
18: Seylos takes a shot. That's off target.
19: Seylos takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
21: Limonaia takes a shot. That's off target.
30: Limonaia is shown a Yellow Card.
37: Limonaia takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
40: Seylos takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
45: Limonaia takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
46: Limonaia takes a shot. That's off target.
47: Limonaia takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
48: Limonaia takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
49: Seylos takes a shot. That's off target.
51: Seylos takes a shot. That's off target.
52: Seylos takes a shot. That's off target.
54: Seylos takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
59: Seylos is shown a Red Card. The player has been sent off!
60: Limonaia takes a shot. That's off target.
61: Limonaia scores! The scorer was Luca Alfonsi (11)
64: Seylos takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
67: Seylos takes a shot. That's off target.
68: Limonaia is shown a Yellow Card.
72: Seylos takes a shot. That's off target.
73: Limonaia takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
74: Limonaia takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
77: Limonaia takes a shot. That's off target.
82: Limonaia takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
86: Limonaia takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
87: Limonaia takes a shot. That's off target.
91: Limonaia takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
92: Limonaia scores! The scorer was Luca Alfonsi (11)

VARIOTA VS. AHRANA (1-0)

  • Goals: 1 for Variota, 0 for Ahrana
  • Shots on Goal: 6 for both
  • Shots: 10 for Variota, 14 for Ahrana
  • Fouls: 20 for Variota, 22 for Ahrana
  • Corners: 7 for Variota, 4 for Ahrana
  • Free Kicks: 0 for Variota, 1 for Ahrana
  • Offsides: 3 for Variota, 2 for Ahrana
  • Own Goals: 0 for both
  • Yellow Cards: 1 for Variota, 0 for Ahrana
  • Red Cards: 0 for both

Additional Time: 2 minutes

Location: Variota

Match Events (Time: Event)

6: Variota takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
13: Ahrana takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
16: Variota takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
17: Variota scores! The scorer was Wilm fan Frau (8)
19: Variota takes a shot. That's off target.
21: Ahrana takes a shot. That's off target.
25: Variota is shown a Yellow Card.
27: Variota takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
31: Variota takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
33: Variota takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
34: Ahrana takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
37: Ahrana takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
39: Ahrana takes a shot. That's off target.
45: Ahrana takes a shot. That's off target.
46: Ahrana takes a shot. That's off target.
50: Ahrana takes a shot. That's off target.
60: Variota takes a shot. That's off target.
63: Ahrana takes a shot. That's off target.
65: Ahrana takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
67: Ahrana takes a shot. That's off target.
69: Ahrana takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
74: Variota takes a shot. That's off target.
77: Variota takes a shot. That's off target.
79: Variota takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
90: Ahrana takes a shot. That's off target.

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La Gazzetta dello Sport

Soreanan Griffons Shot Down by Strong Prymontian Yetis

Opinion by Enzo Portella

What was Roberto Scozzari thinking?! The team's defense was mediocre and it all went downhill starting in the first ten minutes when the Yetis scored for the first time. And if the defense was lousy, the offense was just as bad as Prymont had control for over half of the entire match. The only time I was remotely satisfied with the Griffons performance was that of Lorenzo Orsini, the last minute replacement for Corvi who will be out for almost all of the ANAFA Cup. Orsini was able to get the ball down the field with midfielder Zaccaria Toma and fellow forward Dante Parrotta to strike a hard goal into the corner of the Yetis' net in the 63rd minute.

This loss is not a good start to the Cup for the team. Nor does it give me much encouragement that we are going to go far this cycle. There are other commentators who will tell you that the Griffons can possibly get into the second phase and you heard it here first: they're not going forward. They've said Prymont would be the hardest team Soreana would face and they haven't clearly witnessed Iverica nor Variota on the pitch. Even with the unlikely chance that the Soreanan national team will move forward, Orsini does intrigue me and I do think he has a future and if anything - its all down to him to hold the entire team up.

The Griffons are playing the Golden Tigers of Fulgistan at their home stadium. They played the Red Eagles of Aluxia and would have been a draw if not for the match's only goal by Mitar Valesovic during the additional time in that match. This leads me to believe that the Fulgistanis are not pushovers. We'll see for ourselves in Bogd Gioro.

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There was enthusiastic cheering occurring outside Lusankya Stadium as the Aluxite Red Eagles had managed to overcome the Fulgistani Golden Tigers in the final minutes of the first match of the ANA Cup. Observing the joyous crowds were the dour Imperial security forces, on hand to ensure reasonable celebration and maintaining public order. Meanwhile inside the arena, though people were leaving, the press corps was assembled in a scrum with Mitar Valesovic, the forward who scored the sole goal, and the team's coach, Pytor Olkav.

"...yes, yes," started Pytor, "those Alharuan tigers played a good game but we caged them. But I will not lie to you, our next match against Iverica will not be a walkover. They performed mightly in the World Cup and are certainly in the top five best teams in the entire UENA. We have spent considerable time preparing a winning strategy to beat them."

"Mitar," spoke up a report, "Pavel Korovic from Vorzyd." Valesovic nodded. "That play you executed in the final minute, was that at all prepared for the match?"

"No. As you saw, the game was essentially tied up until that moment but when Yusuf Majid and Oleg Sidek moved out of position, both myself and Vikar knew we had to take advantage of the pocket in the defensive line. Harlov took the ball away from Timur and passed it off to Vikar who fought through the pocket, before passing it off to me for the net. I firmly believe that they were tired and just wanted the match over. Such an opportunity may have occurred today, it will certainly not happen against the Ivericans. They have a solid defense: Diego Sorro and Anton Bandera were world-class. They'll be a challenge but for me and my colleagues, we're ready."

He was interrupted by another reporter. "What do you have to say about Léonel Messy?"

"He's an amazing player, I have tremendous respect for him and I am ready to take him on."

"One more question," said the team's publicist. "Coach Olkav," he acknowledged, "we heard a wild rumor that you were planning on bringing the young midfielder, Dmitri Petja, on the pitch next week."

"We haven't confirmed the roster for our game against the Ivericans but Petja has shown tremendous talent which is why we brought him onto the squad this year. I will say that he will get some game time during the Cup but we're planning one match at a time."

"Alright, no further question," and two grim bodyguards began approaching, cowing the press members to back off as Olkav and Valesovic return to the team's clubhouse for the post-match meeting with the rest of the team.

Above the gathering, Crown Prince Kravos was still seated in the Royal Box, talking on his cell phone to an anonymous member of the Imperial Diplomatic Corps who was close to the Prince. "...make arrangements for me to meet with representatives of the nations on the list I sent to you in the encrypted email...we'll talk over the matches...there is much to discuss...thank you..."

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ANAFA DAY 2

FULGISTAN VS. SOREANA (2-1)

  • Goals: 2 goals for Fulgistan, 1 for Soreana
  • Shots on Goal: 6 for Fulgistan, 3 for Soreana
  • Shots: 11 for Fulgistan, 8 for Soreana
  • Fouls: 17 for Fulgistan, 21 for Soreana
  • Corners: 5 for Fulgistan, 6 for Soreana
  • Free Kicks: 0 for Fulgistan, 2 for Soreana
  • Offsides: 0 for Fulgistan, 6 for Soreana
  • Own Goals: 0 for both
  • Yellow Cards: 1 for Fulgistan, 0 for Soreana
  • Red Cards: 0 for both

Additional minutes: 2 minutes

Location: Bogd Gioro

Match Events (Time: Event)

6: Fulgistan takes a shot. That's off target.
7: Fulgistan takes a shot. That's off target.
15: Fulgistan takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
17: Fulgistan takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
20: Fulgistan is shown a Yellow Card.
23: Soreana takes a shot. That's off target.
25: Fulgistan takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
28: Fulgistan takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
36: Fulgistan takes a shot. That's off target.
53: Fulgistan scores! The scorer was Alibek (10)
56: Fulgistan takes a shot. That's off target.
61: Soreana takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
71: Soreana takes a shot. That's off target.
74: Fulgistan takes a shot. That's off target.
75: Soreana takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
83: Fulgistan scores! The scorer was Smakov (11)
84: Soreana takes a shot. That's off target.
85: Soreana takes a shot. That's off target.
87: Soreana takes a shot. That's off target.
92: Soreana scores! The scorer was Lorenzo Orsini (10)

IVERICA VS. ALUXIA (2-0)

  • Goals: 2 for Iverica, 0 for Aluxia
  • Shots on Goal: 3 for Iverica, 4 for Aluxia
  • Shots: 10 for Iverica, 8 for Aluxia
  • Fouls: 20 for Iverica, 24 for Aluxia
  • Corners: 5 for Iverica, 6 for Aluxia
  • Free Kicks: 1 for Iverica, 0 for Aluxia
  • Offsides: 3 for Iverica, 5 for Aluxia
  • Own Goals: 0 for both
  • Yellow Cards: 0 for Iverica, 1 for Aluxia
  • Red Cards: 0 for both

Additional minutes: 3 minutes

Location: Iverica

Match Events (Time: Event)

5: Aluxia takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
8: Aluxia takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
20: Aluxia takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
23: Iverica takes a shot. That's off target.
25: Aluxia takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
30: Iverica takes a shot. That's off target.
31: Iverica scores! The scorer was Andreu Insiesta (10)
34: Aluxia takes a shot. That's off target.
44: Iverica takes a shot. That's off target.
45: Iverica scores! The scorer was Lionel Messy (11)
47: Aluxia takes a shot. That's off target.
50: Iverica takes a shot. That's off target.
62: Aluxia is shown a Yellow Card.
63: Aluxia takes a shot. That's off target.
67: Aluxia takes a shot. That's off target.
70: Iverica takes a shot. That's off target.
79: Iverica takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
81: Iverica takes a shot. That's off target.
83: Iverica takes a shot. That's off target.

PRYMONT VS. LIMONAIA (2-1)

  • Goals: 2 for Prymont, 1 for Limonaia
  • Shots on Goal: 7 for Prymont, 4 for Limonaia
  • Shots: 13 for Prymont, 8 for Limonaia
  • Fouls: 18 for Prymont, 27 for Limonaia
  • Corners: 5 for Prymont, 4 for Limonaia
  • Free Kicks: 2 for Prymont, 0 for Limonaia 
  • Offsides: 3 for Prymont, 0 for Limonaia
  • Own Goals: 0 for both
  • Yellow Cards: 1 for both
  • Red Cards: 0 for both

Additional minutes: 1 minute

Location: Prymont

Match Events (Time: Event)

6: Limonaia takes a shot. That's off target.
7: Prymont takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
9: Prymont takes a shot. That's off target.
11: Prymont takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
12: Prymont is shown a Yellow Card.
13: Prymont takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
14: Prymont takes a shot. That's off target.
15: Limonaia scores!
23: Limonaia takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
26: Prymont takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
30: Limonaia takes a shot. That's off target.
36: Prymont takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
38: Prymont scores!
40: Limonaia is shown a Yellow Card.
46: Limonaia takes a shot. That's off target.
47: Prymont scores! 
58: Prymont takes a shot. That's off target.
60: Limonaia takes a shot. That's off target.
61: Limonaia takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
72: Prymont takes a shot. That's off target.
75: Limonaia takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
81: Prymont takes a shot. That's off target.
84: Prymont takes a shot. That's off target.

VARIOTA VS. DERTHALEN (1-0)

  • Goals: 1 for Variota, 0 for Derthalen
  • Shots on Goal: 3 for Variota, 1 for Derthalen
  • Shots: 9 for Variota, 5 for Derthalen
  • Fouls: 24 for both
  • Corners: 5 for Variota, 8 for Derthalen
  • Free Kicks: 0 for Variota, 2 for Derthalen
  • Offsides: 1 for Variota, 2 for Derthalen
  • Own Goals: 0 for both
  • Yellow Cards: 1 for both
  • Red Cards: 0 for both

Additional minutes: 1 minute

Location: Derthalen

Match Events (Time: Event)

15: Variota is shown a Yellow Card.
16: Derthalen takes a shot. That's off target.
20: Variota scores! The scorer was Wu (11)
22: Derthalen takes a shot. That's off target.
30: Derthalen is shown a Yellow Card.
42: Variota takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
46: Variota takes a shot. That's off target.
47: Derthalen takes a shot. That's off target.
51: Variota takes a shot. That's off target.
64: Variota takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
70: Variota takes a shot. That's off target.
72: Variota takes a shot. That's off target.
79: Variota takes a shot. That's off target.
80: Derthalen takes a shot. That's off target.
87: Variota takes a shot. That's off target.
89: Derthalen takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.

AHRANA VS. SEYLOS (0-1)

  • Goals: 0 for Ahrana, 1 for Seylos
  • Shots on Goal: 2 for Ahrana, 3 for Seylos
  • Shots: 12 for Ahrana, 8 for Seylos
  • Fouls: 25 for Ahrana, 20 for Seylos
  • Corners: 2 for Ahrana, 7 for Seylos
  • Free Kicks: 1 for Ahrana, 2 for Seylos
  • Offsides: 1 for Ahrana, 3 for Seylos
  • Own Goals: 0 for both
  • Yellow Cards: 1 Ahrana, 2 for Seylos
  • Red Cards: 0 for both

Additional minutes: 3 minutes

Location: Seylos

Match Events (Time: Event)

5: Seylos takes a shot. That's off target.
10: Ahrana takes a shot. That's off target.
22: Seylos is shown a Yellow Card.
24: Seylos takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
31: Ahrana takes a shot. That's off target.
34: Ahrana takes a shot. That's off target.
35: Seylos takes a shot. That's off target.
41: Ahrana takes a shot. That's off target.
42: Ahrana is shown a Yellow Card.
43: Ahrana takes a shot. That's off target.
44: Seylos takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
46: Seylos takes a shot. That's off target.
51: Ahrana takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
52: Ahrana takes a shot. That's off target.
57: Ahrana takes a shot. That's off target.
58: Ahrana takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
63:Seylos takes a shot. That's off target.
81: Seylos is shown a Yellow Card.
82: Ahrana takes a shot. That's off target.
84: Ahrana takes a shot. That's off target.
87: Ahrana takes a shot. That's off target.
89: Seylos scores! The scorer was (8)
92: Seylos takes a shot. That's off target.

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SÆTHER BECOMES PRYMONT'S TOP ALL-TIME GOAL SCORER

Prymont 2 - 1 @Limonaia
Central Canastota Sports Stadium, Prymont

Ollie Sæther has broken Prymontian records once again, by becoming the Yetis' all-time top goal scorer with 21 goals. He inherited the record from Herman Nymoen, a historic Prymontian footballer who retired in 2012 after a successful career. Sæther achieved this feat in the recent ANAFA Cup match against Limonaia, scoring the team's only two goals to recover from an early goal by the Falcons. Known for being one of the top goal scorers in the 2018 @Orioni World Cup, Sæther cemented himself as one of Prymont's greats in the eventful game last night.

The game started off with a rapid pace, seeing both teams making several attempts on goal before defender Dale was shown a yellow card for an aggressive tackle in the 12th minute. In the 15th minute, Prymont conceded their first and only goal of the match, and turned their pace up a notch with two more attempts on goal. Come the 38th minute and Sæther received a long pass from Strand, allowing him to slip between the last two defenders and slot the ball into the bottom right corner after sending the keeper the wrong way. Now even, the team take their time to recover and conserve their energy for the second half, forcing Limonaia into a desperate tackle resulting in a yellow card.

Strand was substituted for Torgersen during half time, which saw cold, heavy rain. The overhead roof was quickly closed and heaters beneath the pitch were turned on to evaporate the moisture before the game could resume. Many fans were quick to appreciate and support the funding placed into the stadium, to give the country a world-class venue that can beat Prymont's harsh weather. 

In just the 47th minute, the star forward kept the crowd warm and cheering by scoring his second goal, edging Prymont ahead of the competition. The game remained a close one, with both teams trading attacks and counter-attacks. Prymont were keen to keep their lead and possibly extend it, while Limonaia clawed at the defense in an attempt to equalise and get ahead once more. Dale was substituted from the defence to protect from his yellow card as the teams were getting rather scrappy, and was replaced by the cool and collected Eskeland. In the final ten minutes, Herheim was also substituted, slotting Lona into the front of the game to support Sæther and to extend their lead. Despite not being able to score any further goals, the Yetis' defence was on point and was able to shut down any considerable attacks from the Limonaians, resulting in mass applause from pundits and fans alike.

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A cheerful Sæther speaks to the press after the match.

"It was a great game today and I'm really pleased with the effort everyone put in," remarked an elated Sæther after the match. "It's an honour to have scored the most goals for the Yetis now, and it's something else that I can be very proud of in my career. I want to thank all of the fans for coming out to support us at home, they all really made the difference and allowed us to excel."

Nojus Fauskanger was equally as keen to praise his team in the post-match press conference. "Everyone did a fantastic job and their hard training is really coming through. The defence was strong, the midfield was fluid and quick, and the boys upfront were very clinical and determined in their attempts on goal. We executed some great set pieces and showed that this new, young squad is one to be reckoned with."

Clearly, the lessons learned from Prymont's pre-season friendly with Limonaia were put to good use in this game, improving their result from a draw to a clear win. The team remains atop the ANAFA league table, with the only other team to win both games being the highly rated @Variotan squad. The Yetis will face @Seylos in just four days time, a team who are still difficult to judge with both a win and a loss. Fauskanger has chosen to rest several key players, such as Sæther, Bakken, Henden, Borge, and Ulleberg, and will give young players a chance to prove themselves against a fair team.

Starting lineup for next match:

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