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TRFC eSports weekly update

16 March 2019

PS4 Team

Results

VPG Championship South - TRFC eSports 4-0 Ragnorok eSports

Match Highlights

VPG esports cup - TRFC eSports 1-2 Heads Up

Match Highlights

VPG Championship South - TRFC eSports 1-0 Digital Warfare eSports

Match Highlights

VPG Championship South - TRFC eSports 2-1 Austrian Force eSports

Match Highlights

The PS4 team went into the week sitting at the top of the VPG Championship South table looking to continue their quest for promotion to the VPG Premier League.

On Monday night the PS4 team faced off against rock bottom side Ragnorok eSports, who had lost their last five games in a row in the VPG Championship South. Goals from Curtis Aaron, Jamie Scott and two from manager Marcus Meredith saw the lads to a routine 4-0 win.

Thursday was a busy night for the PS4 team with three games being played.  Two in the league and one in the VPG esports cup.

The first match of the night saw the team go up against VPG Premier League side Heads Up in the cup.  Two goals just before half time were enough for Heads Up as the TRFC eSports PS4 side bowed out of the eSports cup, despite Shane Dempsey halving the deficit midway through the second half.

Looking to bounce back from that defeat, the PS4 side flew out of the traps in their first league game of the night against Digital Warfare eSports.  Marcus Meredith found himself with time in the box and was able to pick out Curtis Aaron who opening the scoring in just the second minute. The team had chances to extend that lead as they dominated the game however, they weren’t able to add to the score line with the game ending with a 1-0-win to Tranmere.

Game three of the night was a cagier affair with Tranmere being made to work extremely hard by their midtable opponents.  The PS4 side eventually took the lead just after the hour from a slick free-kick routine, Shane Dempsey picking out Curtis Aaron who fired home his second goal of the night. With twelve minutes left, Austrian Force thought they had earned a point when quick feet from their striker enabled them to level the score. However, four minutes later, Marcus Meredith picked out Ronnie Coster and the striker smashed his shot in off the underside of the bar to give Rovers a 2-1 win and keep the PS4 side at the top of the Championship South table.

 Xbox Team

Results

XVPG Division One – Shadwell Dogs eSports 5-1 TRFC eSports

Match Highlights

XVPG Division One – NXT eSports 8-1 TRFC eSports

Match Highlights

XVPG Division One – Red Devil’s XB1 1-1 TRFC eSports

Match Highlights

XVPG Division One – FreshFox eSports 2-0 TRFC eSports

Match Highlights

This week saw the Xbox team finish their XVPG Division One season with just one point out of a possible twelve.  

Tuesday night was a horror show.  Attempts were made to reschedule the games due to the Tranmere first-team game but with the end of the season looming, they were unsuccessful.  As a result, the Xbox team went into the night with a number of key players missing from the side and it showed in the performances. 

The first game of the night saw the team suffer a 5-1 defeat at the hands of Shadwell Dog eSports, a beautiful free kick from Shadwell’s Peckington being the pick of the goals. Game two saw the team lose by eight goals to one against 2nd in the table NXT esports, with four of their goals coming in the last ten minutes as Rovers looked to salvage some pride.

To their credit, the Xbox team didn’t let Tuesday night’s results get them down and went into Thursday’s season finale full of confidence, despite having two tough fixtures.

The first game of the night saw them face off against Red Devils who sat just above them in the league.  The game didn’t start well for the Xbox side with Red Devils taking a 5th minute lead via a Knoxy header.  For the majority of the game, the Xbox side knocked on the Red Devils door without reward but with ten minutes left, they got their chance. Gavin Binnie was brought down inside the box and manager Vinnie Skinner stepped up to covert the penalty and earn a point for the Xbox side.

The final game of the season saw the Xbox team face off against newly crowned champions FreshFox eSports.  The champions took the lead after ten minutes when a long through ball down the left caught out the Rovers defence allowing Magico to fire past Ben Goldie.  FreshFox would have doubled their lead midway through the first half had it not been for a heroic double block from Rovers left-back Ollie Griffiths, however, just before half-time they did manage to double their lead. Huntyy was left unmarked at the back post and he slotted past Goldie to secure the win for FreshFox.


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