9-Goal O’Flaherty Masterclass Gets FIS Up and Running in Style
Chants of 'there's only one Chris O'Flaherty' could be heard ringing through Shoreditch late into the night, as fans at Powerleague were treated to a finishing masterclass on Thursday, that will live long in the memory.
The opening game of the season is usually a time for players to get back up to fitness and find their feet, not for O’Flaherty, he came out firing with a 9-goal masterclass to help FIS across the line in a tight game.
FIS played some great football and rightly deserved the 3-points in the end, but the end result could have been very different. Checkout.com certainly played their part in a competitive and physical contest that was locked at 8-8 at one point in the second half. Mael Clotaire was a constant threat for Checkout.com, on any other night his 5-goal salvo would have made him the hero, but the game and the night belonged to Chris O'Flaherty, who was ultimately the difference between the two sides. FIS running out eventual 14-9 winners.
Although their first match ended in defeat, Checkout.com will confident of picking up their first points against Mastercard next week, after a spirited and high scoring performance.
Final Score: FIS 14 vs 9 Checkout
Man of the Match: Chris O’Flaherty