F17 Gold 's Match Report
Opening match of the season pitted us against ESPZEN Saturday, a well-organized team who love to attack.
We started in the best way possible, with Musa releasing Dani, who set off on a blistering run up the wing before squaring the ball for Hussayn to sweep home with aplomb. What a start!
Not to be outdone, our opponents came storming back and laid siege on our goal with persistent attacking play. Aadil was playing a blinder in goal, pulling off countless saves to preserve our slender lead.
Eventually, though, our defences were breached and parity was restored when our opponents found an equaliser. 1-1, all square at half-time in an entertaining match.
The second half was even more exciting than the first...
We regained the lead twice with well-taken breakaway goals from Taj and Samar, only for our resilient opponents to equalise with 2 goals of their own.
And then... We went behind for the first time in the match with time running out. But the boys had other ideas.
Some neat interplay released Samar, who still had to get the better of his determined marker before producing a tidy finish right at the death to level things up.
Honours even in an 8-goal thriller. Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon if you're a football fan.
ESPZEN SS Saturday 's Match Report
Start of the season and we out against our old friends again F17 Gold on a cool Sunday afternoon
Both teams started strong and as we know F17 got there 1st goal but Sota made it 1-1 and we came out strong but the F17 GK was on form standing tall and giving some great saves to keep his team on to the break.
Half time talk was to keep going and to say focus till the end.
We started where we stop taking it all them but F17 GK was all out doing what he knows how to do best but before we know they added the 2nd but we went all out and Justin pull 1 back to make it 2-2 with time flying F17 added the 3rd with about 12min to go but Austin got us back with a lovely finish before Justin got the 4th to make it 4-3 but F17 push had and got a break in the last min with what I will say the last kick of the game to make it 4-4.
A lovely game of football played by both teams and we wish F17 Gold all the best in the season
Carlson was the captain of the day and is MOM goes to Luc for a good and outstanding performance in the defense.