YG2k 's Match Report
YG2K U12 team is formed by the backbone of the season 2’s team,
consisting of Izzy, Travis, Mohamed, Ridwan Cristos , Kurt and Jonan.
Moving from U11 to U12, the team have added some 12 years-old boys from the Academy ,they are Naufal, Rindra, Aniq and Ranen.
The team was excited to enjoy the action the EJT season 3 and the first match was against Euro Soccer Academy.
game started with Ridwan/Izzy manning the backline and Ranen providing
the defensive covering in the middle. Cristos and Rindra played at both
side of the flank supporting Naufal as the main striker. The game
started with great intensity and the boys fought hard to gain control of
the possession. Both team had some good chances but both team showed
good defensive organisation.
The first goal finally came. YG2K
was attacking and the defenders managed to cleared the ball high to the
half way line. Ranen saw Rindra in a good position and made a hopeful
half volley back into the goal area. The ball was reaching Rindra when
the last defender tracked back to intercept. The ball was hard to
control and it bounced off his feet over the keeper to make it 1-0 to
Euro Soccer Academy mounted their fightback and very soon,
they managed to level the score though a swift counterattack. The boys
passed the ball well from right to left , stretching the defence and the
striker made a good finish to equalise.
YG2K tried to re-gain the
lead but it was Euro Soccer Academy that scored again. ESA’s midfielder
drilled the ball hard into the left corner but Travis managed to parry
the ball away with a great reflex save. The ball bounced towards the
striker and he directed the ball back into the net to make it 1-2.
YG2K was not disheartened and worked hard to find the equaliser. Mohamed and Jonan was introduced to add more attacking thrust.
having more possession at this juncture, it was ESA scored who scored
another goal to make it 3-1 via a corner. Poor man-making allowed the
ESA’s player to ghost behind the far post and knocked the ball into
goal. It was a good finishing by the ESA boy.
With time running
out, YG2K tried hard to fight back. The defenders were under heavy
pressure as YG2K attempted shots after shots. The keepers made some good
saves. They pulled one back via some good run by Rindra and Ridwan.
They stretched the defense and Mohamed found a opportunity to lob the
ball over the defence line for Rindra to blast in the ball to the top
YG2K continued to fight hard to see the equalising goal but time was up and the final score : 2-3.