Messina licks their wounds: you pay for inaccuracy and… bad luck


By John

Bad luck, imprecision and prowess of the opposing goalkeeper, but also the now well-known defensive problems. The Messina in Francavilla it fell beyond its own demerits: there were many actions built, as there were many saves by Francesco Forteabsolutely the best on the pitch, but the biancoscudati also committed numerous naiveties.
The same old story. Three clues, in this sense, provide proof: scoring goals against Messina is too easy. After Audace Cerignola and Turris, the sly and cynical Virtus Francavilla also pierced the cheerful shield-white rearguard with absolute simplicity. Tropea, in the two away games in Puglia, showed clear limitations in the defensive phase and even Polito, preferred to Lia on the right, was constantly put in difficulty by the advances of former player Kevin Biondi. Here Virtus Francavilla just needed to accelerate for ten minutes to build four clear scoring opportunities and then find the decisive goal with Artistic.
More cynicism. Here Messina becomes aggressive, although not always lucid, but hits goalkeeper Forte, who is especially amazing against Frisenna. Then there is the episode of the goal annulled by Cavallo due to an offside at the start of Plescia’s action on Manetta’s outburst: the signal from the assistant Nicosia, which the referee Gianquinto ignores, is immediate, so much so that from the television images Accardi can be seen and Monteagudo, home defenders, stopped to point to the linesman.
Fumagalli. Among the happy notes, but it is not a surprise, the performance of Ermanno Fumagalli who promptly makes up for the mistake made on the occasion of Turris’ first goal. Decisive on a couple of occasions, the Messina goalkeeper is already looking to the future: «Let’s start from the second half – he says – because we gave an excellent performance. There is regret, it was important to get a positive result from Francavilla, but we are on the right path. The performance of the second half is there for all to see, we played with intensity and created several chances.”
Thursday in Santa Lucia del Mela. Today preparations resume in view of Sunday’s match against Avellino (kick-off at 2pm at the “Franco Scoglio”). Modica hopes to have good news from Ciccio Giunta, in the box for the last two matches, above all to lengthen the rotations in a midfield department reduced to the bone also by the continuing absence of Domenico Franco who will serve the fourth and final day of suspension against the Irpinia team .
Then on Thursday at 3pm, Messina will have a training session at the “Scirea” in Santa Lucia del Mela, enhanced by joint training with Pasquale Ferrara’s Nuova Igea Virtus.
Subscriptions. It will also be possible to subscribe from today to Saturday 30 September. Cards valid for 17 matches and can be purchased on the website and in the usual city sales points. Discounts for schools, public employees and Messina partners have been confirmed.
Safety. Meanwhile, the municipal councilor Dario Carbone, the president of the II municipality Davide Siracusano and the vice president of the VI municipality Giovanni Donato, in light of the illness that struck a fan in Curva Sud in the match against Turris, asked the mayor, the sports councilor and the social services councilor to install a semi-automatic defibrillator in the same Curva Sud of the “Franco Scoglio”.