After a short break, the boys were up against White Sands for the second game of the day.
White Sands is a great example how good coaching and team building can develop the boys into good footballers.
As parents watching from the side, we can witness the boys from White Sands had not only improved individually,
they are playing well now as a team and playing for each other and followed the game plan very well.
The game started very tense and both team battled hard for control.
Arjun and Jonan probed for space and try to make some runs but the defense closed up the gap very quickly and once we lost possession, the White Sands’ boys countered attack with speed and precision.
Tim , Aqil and Liyaka worked very hard to contain their attack and both team had very chances.
Seriously, it could be anyone’s game but a moment of brilliance from Tim became the decider of this game.
Aqil took a free kick at the left. He floated it high into the box and Tim managed to get his head onto the ball with power and the keeper had no chance at such close range.
White Sands tried to equalised and there were few moments that they were very close but Lester did well to save a few shots.
Aqil had another excellent free-kick that went past the keeper into the top left corner but it was supposed to be a indirect free kick and thus was not counted.
At the end, the boys worked very hard for the win and Tim’s bullet header goal was enough.
Final score : 1-0
This is the 6th meeting between White Sands and YG2K in 2015. The first 3 games were in J League Season 2 U9, once during the August 10th Junior Festival and twice in J League Season 3 U10. YG2K has always been a good competitive side and the experience our boys got in playing such strong teams is immense.
As the season got on, our boys have got more familiar and confident with the playing style that is expected of them. In this game, despite a hardworking YG2K team that denied us time and space, we managed to remain composed and tried well to keep playing our way.
Even after conceding a goal from a headed set-piece, the boys pressed on and tried their very best to string passes together and find a way through a resilient and compact defence but were just missing the final pass or the shots went centimetres off target.
Overall, a good contest. Disappointing result but an encouraging performance.
No Red Card Awarded
|Time of Goal:||19|
|Assisted by:||Aqil Sohani|
No Red Card Awarded
No Goal Scorers