ESPZEN SS Black 3 - 1 FCB

U11 ESPZEN Jleague Season 8 Superleague
2018-Jan-14 14:15 PM
Centaurs Turf City - Blue Pitch

ESPZEN SS Black 's Match Report


Pre match team talk was build around keeping possession, the theme of the training sessions, but to keep possession players movement off the ball has to be quicker, faster, sharper. At KO. FCB took an early stangle hold on the game, and moved the ball very well around the pitch and were flying down the wings.... whilst for our players we struggled to keep any form of possession for any sustained period. After FCB scored, we began to get more involved in the game and players were opening the pitch up nice and wide, and we started to play more like a team. Playing out the back was beginning to look good, and players were combining with each other. However we were letting FCB play out from the back too easily under semi pressure by one or two players only... these players were then caught in no mans land and FCB were able to get over load against us.... Shortly before half time Nathan scored a diving hard after good work by Jan Tze to cross the ball. Half time 1-1 which was probably a fair reflection on the game to that point.

During the break we discussed a) why we press. b) how to press effectively with players realising that 2 men wasnt effective and we need to braver to press with 3 players to cut the line ball, the diagonal ball and the square ball... effective pressing requires each player to recognise when to press and how to press.... we showed much better pressing in the 2nd half and won many turn overs as a result. We also discussed passing options at half time and the need for players to use their brains to scan the pitch to identify passing opportunties and whether we should counter or keep possession, and to the players credit they took on board the comments and looked a much stronger team in the 2nd half.

Quick states showed first half we completed 68% of 114 pass attempts, whilst second half we completed 77% of 115 attempted passes, creating 14 chances in the 2nd half compared to 6 in the first..

All Players were given the opportunity to experience the game from at least 2 playing positions today, which helps build their game craft / understanding. 

Captain Robbie had a tough decision to appoint MotM as his teams mates suggested Leo, Nathan, Jan Tze were all in contention ... however Robbie recognised the contribution of Charlie to the game and awarded Charlie MoTM for his ability to drive forward with the ball in space....

FCB 's Match Report

ESPZEN SS Black 's Man of The Match

Name Charlie Rossi
Position Utility Player

ESPZEN SS Black 's Red Card

No Red Card Awarded

ESPZEN SS Black 's Scorers

Scorer: Nathan Mao
Position: Utility Player
Time of Goal: 32
Assisted by: Jan Tze Soong
Scorer: Jan Tze Soong
Position: Utility Player
Time of Goal: 36
Assisted by: Robert Nobell
Scorer: Isaac Pizano
Position: Utility Player
Time of Goal: 47
Assisted by: Nathan Mao

FCB 's Man of The Match

Name Sashwat Anjenakumar
Position Utility Player

FCB 's Red Card

No Red Card Awarded

FCB 's Goal Scorers

Scorer: Darius Khoo
Position: Utility Player
Time of Goal: 25 mins
Assisted By: No Assist

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