Yann Schories fires in what was to be our only consolation goal against Invisible Touch today.

Cedric Rueger proved to be Athletic’s tormentor in chief as Invisible Touch romped home to a 5-1 win yesterday. Yann Schories netted our consolation goal as the New Home Park side were simply outclassed by their opponents.

“I feel we were still in the game until they went 3-1 up, then the roof caved-in”, said Arjen afterwards.

He continued, “We knew things would be tough for us this season, and this match I think and indeed hope, will be our low point”.

Athletic will go into the second half of the season in second-bottom place, just two points ahead of Ginger Warriors.

Two goals in two minutes set the tone for this match, Cedric Rueger netting the first of his hattrick after twenty-three minutes, before Ant Nash doubled the lead.

In between the two goals Maranaj Batusha had a gilt-edged opportunity to equalise, however American keeper Al Stansfield just got a fingertip to it to turn the ball round the post. Had that gone in, then who knows how the game would have panned out.

As it was, Genesis had the bulk of the play and almost went three up seven minutes after the break but for another spectacular Ville Yrjölä save, however just two minutes later Yann Schories gave Athletic a lifeline charging through the centre of the home defence before dispatching the ball into Stansfield’s net.

Athletic were however unable to break through the home rearguard again, and Piotr Dziadura couldn’t miss the chance that presented itself with seventy-two minutes on the clock to restore Genesis’ two-goal advantage.

Athletic were now clearly on the back foot, and two goals within a minute from the impressive Cedric Rueger simply emphasised the home side’s dominance.

So Brook Street will go into the second half of the season in seventh place, just two points off bottom, but with the hope that this is the season’s low ebb.

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