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Raptors Men's Cup Debut | Match Previews

By Stan Chetin


On the August 29th the Raptors Men's team will be playing our first cup game. On Sunday we had our first official game and we finished with great imposing win. It is just a beginning of a season and we should not lose focus and keep momentum.

This upcoming game against TJ Sokol Troja will be a bigger test for our guys, as Sokol plays in a higher division. However, we have a home game advantage (Zlicin, KO @ 19:30).

Our coach Jon Davies had this to say:

"It was a great feeling to record our first ever competitive club win on Sunday. The smiles and happiness of everyone after the final whistle made all of our work over the past 6 months worth it.

It's what its all about!

The performance was exceptional and whilst it is always nice to win, the most pleasing aspect was the style of football that we chose to play. As a coach, it's a special feeling watching your players execute your game plan and play the kind of football that you enjoy. We were confident in possession, aggressive and committed when out of possession and at times we left the opposition chasing shadows.

It is true that we made history and this is excellent but we will face much bigger tests in the future and that starts with Wednesday's cup match.

The team that we play are of a much higher level than our opponents on Sunday and we will have to be perfect if we are to have a chance of advancing to the next round. It will be tough and we must not allow ourselves to become overconfident and complacent.

That being said, there is no pressure on us to get a result. They will be expecting to come and win comfortably and this could be to our advantage. We must have courage and play with confidence and positivity. If we do that, I firmly believe that we can win.

Momentum is important so early in the season and we'll be looking to continue from where we left off on Sunday.

Up the Raptors!"

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