1s vs Ibis Eagles – 14.04.18
Ibis Eagles 4 Merton FC 0
The final away game of the season for Merton, would see them travel towards the M4 and meet IBIS Eagles.
With only 3 games left in the season it’s a critical stage to get some points on the board, especially considering Merton have only managed to gain 4 points in 2018 and find themselves in a potential scrap to avoid relegation.
With the sun shining and a positive 4-4-2 formation, perhaps the away side could put on a performance and claim a crucial win.
The first half overall was an even affair, with Merton looking dangerous going forward and creating plenty of chances. However, there was a serious of quality on the ball with passes going astray and no real control in possession. This led to openings for the home side who were far more clinical.
A quick break from a loose pass lead to their opener and again before half time they took advantage with an almost carbon copy goal. 2-0.
The travelling team could certainly feel aggrieved that they were two goals behind, despite creating chances and having much of the play in the opposition half.
So with 45 minutes to play and certainly plenty of time to get back into the game, Merton needed a change of luck. But unfortunately non would be forthcoming.
Good running from Ackers and DQ up top, closely supported with Barry & Van on the wings, seemed a threat throughout the second half. But as the boars pressed the Eagles back four and created multiple chances to get back into the game, no goal was to be found.
On the other hand, IBIS were decisive, taking advantage of the away side loading players forward, they would stretch their lead to four with two breakaway goals. Although, the fourth and ultimately the final goal of the game easily two yards offside.
In all a very disappointing trip to West London; placing huge pressure on Tuesday night’s game against old foes HSBC.