ESPZEN SS Black 's Match Report
The second game of the day had a more balanced feel to it, the pace was not as frantic but the ESPZEN were braver to get the ball under control and play. Things got off to a bad start when a defensive mix up led to Sporting Lisbon taking an early lead. The Black team responded well and Nathan Mao took a long shot which the GK spilled, and Jan Tze Soong was first to react to bury the rebound. They then managed to take the lead when Izak Williams put them in front with a close range finish. The lead was extended to 3-1 when Nils Vandersmissen finished an Archie Hare through ball. Sporting did manage to pull one back to make the score 3-2 but ESPZEN held out for the win. Overall a positive day, with players showing an improved tempo and attitude, and during this game some players showed great bravery to try tricks. Man of the Match Izak Williams in particular was brave with the ball to attack defenders and try tricks.