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Bainbridge Island FC B05 Blue. 2. Crossfire B05 Pratt. 1
game played at Battlepoint Park on Saturday September 15th 2018

On a windy fall day at Battlepoint Park Bainbridge Island FC B05 Blue came back from 1-0 down to win against their key North Puget Sound League division 1 rival of Crossfire B05 Pratt. For several years Crossfire have been a great match for BIFC, but for the most part Crossfire B05 Pratt have previously had the better of the results. The tide turned a little in the summer as BIFC beat Crossfire in the Crossfire Cup tournament cup final in late July. This early season match up brought Crossfire a chance for a revenge, or Bainbridge to reaffirm their new dominance.

The first half was dominated by Crossfire as they held sway with possession and created the better of the opportunities. That dominance by Crossfire led to them going ahead mid-way in the first half with a quality strike from 22 yards that BIFC keeper Miles Zaner could not keep out. BIFC 0 Crossfire 1.

The wind at Battlepoint Park was inhibiting Bainbridge's possession play and attacking bursts were sporadic in the 1st half. Bainbridge did press an attack to get a corner kick on 27 minutes that Finn McCallum delivered from the right wing. From that kick the second ball bounced in the box and Saatje Stevens was able to latch on to the ball and fire into the far side of the goal to tie the game up at 1-1. Bainbridge were happy to get in at half time level in the score.

A re-asserted Bainbridge came out after half time determined to take the initiative. With a renewed focus and concentration towards quality possession based play really showed to set Bainbridge up for a dominant second period. That comeback was confirmed 18 minutes into the second half after good play by Avery Decker set up August Peterson to score and put Bainbridge ahead for the first time in the game. BIFC 2 Crossfire 1

The final 15 minutes brought some Crossfire pressure to try to equalize, but this BIFC B05 team have a great resilience to be able to work hard and manage a game to ensure it falls their way, it is one of their greatest strengths, and once again they saw this game out for the win. A delighted BIFC B05 Blue coach Phil Avison said at the end of the game "I thought in the first half we did not perform to our potential and were second best, but in the second half we showed a belief in our ability, calmness in possession, plus the quality and work ethic to ensure the game went our way. It is a huge win for us".

Bainbridge B05 Blue will continue in their efforts to win the North Puget Sound League Division 1 as they head into further games in the fall season. Right now they are well placed with a 2-0-0 record.


Bainbridge Island FC were delighted to host the 8th year of our annual Island Cup tournament on Bainbridge Island the weekend of 24-26th August. 83 teams from across Washington came to play on our fields at Bainbridge high School, Battlepoint Park, Sands Ave Field and Woodward Middle School. 141 games were played in total over the weekend providing an amazing event that is an integral part of the Washington Youth Soccer summer tournament calendar.

Many enjoyable games, goals scored and competitive match ups led to exciting finals as the tournament headed to its conclusion on finals Sunday. BIFC had 16 boys & girls teams participating in this event for ages under 10 through under 14. BIFC was delighted to boast BIFC teams representing our program in nine of the fourteen Island Cup finals.

G07 Blue Island Cup Champion beating FC Edmonds in the final 2-1
G08 Blue Island Cup Champion beating Seattle United in the final 2-1
G07 White island Cup Finalist losing to LWPFC G07 Characins 1-3
G05 Blue Island Cup Champion beating SK United 1-0 in the final
B09 Spurs Island Cup Finalists losing to KAFC 0-3 in the final
B08 Black Island Cup Finalist losing 0-2 to Storm King B08 in the final
B07 White island Cup Finalist losing 0-2 to North Kitsap B08 in the final
B05 Blue Island Cup Finalist losing 1-3 to Crossfire B05 Zlateff in the final
B06 Blue Island Cup Champion beating TC United B05 1-0 in the final

B07 White - Island Cup Finalists coached by Ethan Tait

B06 Blue Island Cup champion inlaying up in BU14 division - coached by Phil Avison & Peter Murchie

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