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Elite FA Cup, Group B Game 3

Benfica 1 - 2 Tottenham

Elite FA Cup Group Stage Match, Benfica vs. Tottenham (Wed Jun 17)


                              Benfica  |  Tottenham
                              4-4-2 A  |  5-1-0-2-2 A
                   Matias Finkelstein  |  Levi Stephen
                                       |
                         N_Winneke GK  |  GK Carlos_Bravo
                       Yann_M_Vila DF  |  DF D_Epureanu
                         M_Zeffane DF  |  DF John_McNamara
                         R_Tomassi DF  |  DF E_Plummer
                           J_Foyth DF  |  DF S_Winzor
                            J_Bolm MF  |  DF Doriva
                         I_Marcone MF  |  DM Moreto
                         K_Commons MF  |  AM R_Pires
                        S_Nakamoto MF  |  AM S_McMahon
                            T_Erak FW  |  FW Ricardinho
                         B_Dugnutt FW  |  FW D_Byrne
                                       |
                         J_J_Jones SUB |  SUB E_Manuel
                             Nacho SUB |  SUB W_Morgan
                       S_Mannaerts SUB |  SUB E_Donk
                         W_Dustice SUB |  SUB A_Salto
                       Nathan_Dyer SUB |  SUB A_Oldridge

Referee: F_Brych (Germany)


Min. 6  :(bfa) J_Bolm makes himself available
          ...  J_Bolm with a blistering shot !
          ...  But Carlos_Bravo hits it away
          ...  He could have held onto that!
Min. 9  :(tth) R_Pires with a one-touch layoff to S_Winzor
          ...  A scorcher of a shot from S_Winzor !
          ...  It hits the inside of the post
          ...  It falls right into N_Winneke's arms
          ...  Unlucky
Min. 11 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt beats Moreto
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  B_Dugnutt with a graceful, looping effort !
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  But it thumps off the woodwork !!
          ...  And goes safely clear!
          ...  Carlos_Bravo never had a chance!
Min. 11 :(tth) Ricardinho with a real burst of pace
          ...  He leaves R_Tomassi behind
          ...  Ricardinho with the goal bound shot!
          ...  N_Winneke makes a great save
          ...  But he can't hold onto it!
Min. 13 :(tth) John_McNamara with the mazy dribble
          ...  He takes it past M_Zeffane
          ...  R_Tomassi with an awful challenge
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  He's lucky it wasn't more
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  Just outside the box!
          ...  D_Byrne hits it hard
          ...  N_Winneke manages to turn it behind
Min. 13 :(bfa) J_Foyth with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past Doriva
          ...  He knocks it to J_Bolm!
          ...  D_Epureanu with a deliberate foul
          ...  F_Brych will want to speak to him
          ...  He had to endure a strong lecture from F_Brych
Min. 14 :(tth) S_McMahon races into the box
          ...  He sees D_Byrne lose his man
          ...  He cuts the ball back to him
          ...  But Yann_M_Vila spotted the danger and cleans up the play
Min. 15 :(bfa) K_Commons boots it towards T_Erak
          ...  A delicate header from T_Erak !
          ...  Carlos_Bravo makes a difficult save
Min. 16 :(tth) S_McMahon cuts inside J_Foyth
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  J_Foyth with the tackle
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  F_Brych calls him over
          ...  RED CARD!
          ...  He's off!
Min. 16 :(tth) E_Plummer with a superb first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  R_Pires gets on the end of the pass
          ...  Yann_M_Vila read the danger and stops the pass
Min. 17 :(tth) D_Byrne picks up the pass
          ...  D_Byrne carves a shot towards goal !
          ...  But N_Winneke with the difficult save
Min. 19 :(tth) R_Pires runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to D_Byrne
          ...  D_Byrne blasts it at the goal !
          ...  He has failed to hit the target!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 20 :(bfa) K_Commons with the heel pass to J_Bolm
          ...  J_Bolm sights up the goal
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Wide !!
          ...  That was fortunate
Min. 20 :(tth) S_Winzor cuts the ball back to Moreto
          ...  Moreto hits the ball first time!
          ...  He could have let that bounce
          ...  It's beaten N_Winneke
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  That's put Tottenham ahead!
          ...  Benfica 0-1 Tottenham ...
Min. 21 :(bfa) I_Marcone looks up for support for support
          ...  He spots his team mate making a run now
          ...  He plays it across to his team mate and runs forward now!
          ...  S_Nakamoto receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  Moreto gets in the way of the ball and clears!
Min. 21 :(tth) S_McMahon with the dribble
          ...  He spots the run of his team-mate
          ...  He's decided to go alone
          ...  J_Bolm clatters him to the floor and puts the ball out of play
          ...  The linesman is flagging
          ...  Throw in
Min. 22 :(tth) Tottenham made the switch to a P strategy
Min. 22 :(bfa) K_Commons plays a clever one-two with his team mate
          ...  He looks around for options
          ...  He moves forward with the ball
          ...  A cheeky lob from K_Commons !
          ...  But Carlos_Bravo palms it away
          ...  He could have caught that!
Min. 25 :(tth) Doriva with the first time flick to Ricardinho
          ...  I_Marcone with a nasty foul
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  He is warned by F_Brych
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  INDIRECT FREE KICK!
          ...  R_Pires passes to Ricardinho
          ...  Ricardinho launches himself head first to connect with the low cross!
          ...  Terrific shot
          ...  It takes a bounce of the defender
          ...  The deflection takes it just wide
          ...  That's unlucky!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Pires chips the ball into the area!
          ...  Doriva loses his marker
          ...  He gets his head onto it!
          ...  But N_Winneke makes an easy save
Min. 32 :(tth) Ricardinho with a pinpoint pass to S_McMahon
          ...  S_McMahon runs forward
          ...  He hits the shot!
          ...  N_Winneke parries the shot
          ...  And the defender clears it!
Min. 33 :(bfa) M_Zeffane finds J_Bolm with a ball over the defence
          ...  A cracking drive from J_Bolm !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_Nakamoto crosses it in!
          ...  B_Dugnutt tries to place the shot!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He is dancing round the corner flag!
          ...  Now they are back in the game!
          ...  Benfica 1-1 Tottenham ...
Min. 34 :(tth) Tottenham will now play A after the order comes from the dugout
Min. 34 :(bfa) T_Erak steps over the ball
          ...  He nutmegs S_McMahon
          ...  That a lovely piece of trickery
          ...  T_Erak has time and space!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  The shot deflects wide into the crowd!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Bolm chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  The danger is dealt with by D_Epureanu
Min. 34 :(tth) R_Pires gets to the bye line
          ...  He puts it into the box
          ...  He finds Ricardinho
          ...  A delicate chip from Ricardinho !
          ...  It hits the bar
          ...  And goes over!
          ...  N_Winneke was beaten there!
Min. 35 :(tth) D_Epureanu with a glorious 60-yard pass to D_Byrne
          ...  Yann_M_Vila stands his ground and wins the tackle
Min. 37 :(bfa) T_Erak controls it well
          ...  He nutmegs S_McMahon
          ...  He puts in K_Commons!
          ...  D_Epureanu gets to the ball first
Min. 37 :(tth) Moreto with a penetrating pass to R_Pires
          ...  M_Zeffane reads the game well and cuts out the pass!
Min. 38 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to J_Bolm
          ...  E_Plummer pulls on his shirt
          ...  He wins the ball
          ...  The defender got away with the foul there!
Min. 39 :(tth) S_Winzor pulls it back to Doriva
          ...  M_Zeffane is called for the holding foul
          ...  He was a bit too close for comfort
          ...  He got away with just a warning
Min. 41 :(tth) Moreto has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past Yann_M_Vila
          ...  He knocks it to R_Pires!
          ...  R_Pires curls the ball in on goal !
          ...  Wide of goal
Min. 42 :(bfa) K_Commons passes the ball to T_Erak
          ...  T_Erak heads the ball towards goal !
          ...  But Carlos_Bravo pulls out a save of the game
Min. 42 :(tth) Moreto takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  Can he make them pay?
          ...  Moreto hits the shot with the outside of the right foot!
          ...  He couldn't have struck it more sweetly!!
          ...  But it sails past the post !!
          ...  N_Winneke never had a chance!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(bfa) K_Commons bursts into the box and cuts the ball back to B_Dugnutt
          ...  B_Dugnutt hits the ball on the bounce !
          ...  He has failed to hit the target!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He should have buried that!
Min. 43 :(tth) Ricardinho finds his way through
          ...  He bears down on goal
          ...  J_Bolm with an ugly foul
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  F_Brych calls him over!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
Min. 43 :(bfa) J_Bolm has it now
          ...  He takes on D_Epureanu
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in Yann_M_Vila!
          ...  John_McNamara rushes in with a clumsy challenge!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll have to watch himself now
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  Just inside there own half
          ...  J_Bolm shapes to shoot
          ...  He plays it to S_Nakamoto instead
          ...  S_Nakamoto keeps his head down as he hits the shot!
          ...  But Carlos_Bravo tips it behind
          ...  F_Brych has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 44 :(bfa) I_Marcone hits in a shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  B_Dugnutt collects the loose ball!
          ...  John_McNamara read the danger and stops the pass
Min. 44 :(tth) Ricardinho finds a hole in the defence
          ...  But M_Zeffane comes away with the ball
          ...  Excellent defending there!
Min. 45 :(tth) a big roar from the crowd as A_Oldridge comes on for D_Byrne to play AM
Min. 46 :(tth) Curled in dangerously from S_McMahon to Ricardinho
          ...  M_Zeffane tries to clear it
          ...  He has miskicked it!!!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  E_Plummer lofts the ball in!
          ...  N_Winneke jumps well to claim it!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Benfica 1-1 Tottenham

Min. 46 :(tth) S_McMahon is taking a throw in
          ...  He dries the ball on his shirt
          ...  He throws the ball to R_Pires
          ...  M_Zeffane brings him down in the area
          ...  There can only be one outcome surely!
          ...  But F_Brych waves play on!!!
Min. 47 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt runs at the defender
          ...  The ball rebounds off D_Epureanu back to him!
          ...  That was fortunate, but he continues to go forward!
          ...  E_Plummer clears with a diving header
Min. 47 :(tth) A_Oldridge finds his way through
          ...  He sets up the shot
          ...  But R_Tomassi wins the tackle
Min. 53 :(tth) S_Winzor kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  R_Pires gets on the end of the pass
          ...  R_Pires smashed the ball towards the bottom corner!
          ...  It floats over N_Winneke
          ...  Its heading goal ward!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  That was a great effort
          ...  That puts Tottenham ahead!
          ...  Now can they hang onto it!
          ...  Benfica 1-2 Tottenham ...
Min. 54 :(tth) Tottenham restructured their strategy to P
Min. 54 :(bfa) Yann_M_Vila finds S_Nakamoto with a ball over the defence
          ...  S_Nakamoto with a bomb of a shot !
          ...  He has failed to hit the target!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He should have buried that!
Min. 54 :(tth) Doriva looks for options
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to S_McMahon
          ...  S_McMahon with the cheeky shot!
          ...  It floats over N_Winneke
          ...  Its heading goal ward!
          ...  But floats just over
          ...  That was a great effort
Min. 55 :(bfa) Nacho replaces an unhappy M_Zeffane and will play as a DF
Min. 55 :(tth) A_Salto is coming on and John_McNamara is being brought off
          ...  Looks likely he will go and play DF
Min. 56 :(tth) S_McMahon changes direction inside
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to R_Pires
          ...  R_Pires with a screamer of a shot !
          ...  N_Winneke gathers it easily
Min. 58 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt pushes it past the defender
          ...  E_Plummer knocks the ball back to Carlos_Bravo
          ...  Ohhhh no!!
          ...  It's gone past Carlos_Bravo!
          ...  And just creeps wide!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  K_Commons swings it in!
          ...  R_Tomassi gets something on it!
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  But it sails over !!
Min. 59 :(bfa) J_Bolm back heels to find T_Erak in space
          ...  But A_Salto wins the ball
Min. 59 :(tth) S_Winzor with a simple pass to A_Oldridge
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by R_Tomassi
          ...  He made it look easy
Min. 60 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer is going to be brought on
          ...  T_Erak is leaving the pitch
          ...  He hasn't had the best of games today
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 61 :(bfa) I_Marcone runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to B_Dugnutt
          ...  B_Dugnutt fires off a right-footed shot !
          ...  Carlos_Bravo gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it over
Min. 62 :(bfa) R_Tomassi has the ball
          ...  He knocks the ball past E_Plummer
          ...  He puts in Nathan_Dyer!
          ...  Nathan_Dyer with a powerful diving header!
          ...  Carlos_Bravo catches the ball
Min. 62 :(tth) Moreto retreats under pressure
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  Ricardinho latches onto the end of it
          ...  Ricardinho attempts the shot!
          ...  N_Winneke with a superb tip around the post
          ...  When he's on his game he's one of the best in the league
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by Doriva!
          ...  N_Winneke reads it well, and claims it!
Min. 64 :(tth) A_Oldridge plays a great one-two
          ...  He continues to run forward now
          ...  A_Oldridge with the attempt at goal!
          ...  N_Winneke narrows the angle and turns the ball away to safety
Min. 65 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto is out on the right
          ...  He moves the ball left to Yann_M_Vila
          ...  Yann_M_Vila swings in the shot!
          ...  But Carlos_Bravo punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a corner kick
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by I_Marcone
          ...  E_Plummer clears the corner
Min. 67 :(tth) A_Salto holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to S_Winzor
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by Yann_M_Vila
          ...  He made it look easy
Min. 70 :(bfa) Up goes the substitution board - S_Mannaerts on for S_Nakamoto as a MF
Min. 70 :(tth) W_Morgan is going to be brought on
          ...  E_Plummer is leaving the pitch
          ...  He hasn't had the best of games today
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 70 :(tth) Doriva moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He plays the ball through to A_Salto
          ...  A well-placed shot from A_Salto !
          ...  N_Winneke makes the save
          ...  He hits the ball up field!
Min. 72 :(tth) Ricardinho sidesteps S_Mannaerts
          ...  Ricardinho with the shot on net !
          ...  N_Winneke parries the shot
          ...  And the defender clears it!
Min. 75 :(bfa) J_Bolm spots B_Dugnutt who is in acres of space
          ...  D_Epureanu with a perfectly timed tackle
Min. 77 :(bfa) Nacho can't find space for the shot
          ...  He slips it through to R_Tomassi
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by W_Morgan
          ...  He made it look easy
          ...  But he can't keep it in
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Bolm chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  K_Commons with the header
          ...  But it goes just over
Min. 78 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt could get a shot on goal here
          ...  B_Dugnutt rifles it at the goal !
          ...  The fans behind the goal jump up!
          ...  But it's gone just wide !!
Min. 83 :(bfa) S_Mannaerts heads the ball back to B_Dugnutt
          ...  A delicate header from B_Dugnutt !
          ...  It floats over Carlos_Bravo
          ...  Its heading goal ward!
          ...  But floats just over
          ...  That was a great effort
Min. 84 :(tth) S_Winzor with a slick pass to A_Oldridge
          ...  A_Oldridge drives the shot in!
          ...  It sails over!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 85 :(tth) A_Salto flicks it past R_Tomassi
          ...  He runs forward
          ...  A_Salto sights up the goal
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  But goes clear to safety!
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(bfa) J_Bolm crosses into the box, finding Nathan_Dyer
          ...  What a shot from Nathan_Dyer !
          ...  It could go anywhere
          ...  Carlos_Bravo makes himself big
          ...  Superb Stop !
          ...  Well that one would have delighted him

*************  FULL TIME  ****************


Match Details
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Venue                : Estadio da Luz
Attendance           : 120,237
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Benfica Match Info
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Best player          : S_Nakamoto
Scorers              : B_Dugnutt (33)
Sent Off             : J_Foyth (16)
Booked               : J_Bolm (43)
Injured              : N/A
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Tottenham Match Info
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Best player          : S_Winzor (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Moreto (20), R_Pires (53)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : John_McNamara (43)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                              Benfica     |    Tottenham
Attempts on Goal     :          20        |       21
Off target           :          11        |       9
On target            :           9        |       12
Possession           :          43        |       57
Corners              :           5        |       3
Red Cards            :           1        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          11        |       9
Key Tackles          :          11        |       9
Key Passes           :          20        |       22
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Final Score          : Benfica 1 - 2 Tottenham
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Player Statistics - Benfica
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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N_Winneke      GK  34   2   2   3  20 |  94  12   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0   0
Yann_M_Vila    DF   2  35  15   8  22 |  94   0   4   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  60 -10 -10
M_Zeffane      DF   1  32  10   7  31 |  56   0   4   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  80  10   0
R_Tomassi      DF   1  32   9   7  37 |  94   0   2   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
J_Foyth        DF   1  31  13   7  42 |  16   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0 -10   0 -10
J_Bolm         MF   2  12  31  13  32 |  94   0   1   4   0   3   0   1   0   0  18  38   8
I_Marcone      MF   3   6  30   6  32 |  94   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
K_Commons      MF   1   8  28  10  32 |  94   0   0   4   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  40  10
S_Nakamoto     MF   3   4  27  16  32 |  71   0   0   2   1   2   0   0   0   0   0  40  10
T_Erak         FW   2   6   7  28  21 |  61   0   0   1   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  10  20
B_Dugnutt      FW   1   5   7  28  20 |  94   0   0   0   0   6   1   0   0   0 -20 -20  15
J_J_Jones      GK  29   1   5   3  20 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Nacho          DF   3  32   7   4  32 |  38   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
S_Mannaerts    MF   2  29   9   5  12 |  23   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
W_Dustice      MF   1  12  26   6  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Nathan_Dyer    FW   2   7  11  30  31 |  33   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20

Player Statistics - Tottenham
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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Carlos_Bravo   GK  30   1   2   3  21 |  94   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0   0   0
D_Epureanu     DF   1  27   8   8  33 |  94   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  10   0
John_McNamara  DF   1  26   9  10  22 |  56   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  18  -2  -2
E_Plummer      DF   1  25  11  11  22 |  71   0   4   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  80  10   0
S_Winzor       DF   3  21  26  11  22 |  94   0   0   5   2   1   0   0   0   0   0  90   0
Doriva         DF   2  23  24  10  21 |  94   0   0   3   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  30  10
Moreto         DM   2  19  24   8  12 |  94   0   1   3   0   2   1   0   0   0  40  50  55
R_Pires        AM   3   9  27  18  31 |  94   0   0   3   0   3   1   0   0   0   0  30  45
S_McMahon      AM   3   7  25  18  31 |  94   0   0   4   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  40  10
Ricardinho     FW   3   5  12  29  40 |  94   0   0   1   0   5   0   0   0   0  20  30  50
D_Byrne        FW   1   6  12  25  42 |  45   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20
E_Manuel       GK  27   1   2   1  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
W_Morgan       DF   3  26  11   7  10 |  23   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
E_Donk         DF   3  25  12   7  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Salto        DF   2  25  11   5  11 |  38   0   1   1   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  10  10
A_Oldridge     AM   1   8  25  18  17 |  49   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
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