ANZA1 6 - 4 Sporting Lisbon

U7 ESPZEN Jleague Season 10 Premiership ( 5 a side )
2019-Mar-24 11:45 AM
Centaurs Turf City - Pitch 2

ANZA1 's Match Report

Fresh from defeat by F-17 and a well deserved talking to by the coaches, ANZA lined up for the second game of the day with renewed focus and determination.  Darragh and Monty were left on the bench for the first half and William taking up the goalkeepers post.  Sam started in defence, Ari up front, Hugo on the right and Jacob on the left.

Early on Hugo thundered down the right, and put in a great cross for Ari who could not connect.  The warning signs for Lisbon were there though and Hugo would continue to torment them down the right.  Not long after Hugo sent in another ball this time for Ari to connect left footed and make it 1-0 to ANZA on 4 minutes.

There was little threat from Lisbon on the ANZA goal.  So little in fact that William had time to attend to other matters, appearing at one point to kneel on the pitch, thanking the football gods for an early ANZA lead. 

There was plenty of time for the game to change however, and Sam proved his defensive prowess a couple of times again with great tackles and last ditch interceptions to keep Lisbon at bay.   

Before long Hugo made it 2-0 picking the ball up in his own half and capping up a great solo run up the middle with a strike to the bottom left hand corner.  ANZA were cruising.  That is until there was another mix up in defence and Sporting Lisbon pulled one back.   

They now had their tails up and several last ditch interventions were needed from Jacob, Hugo and Sam, to prevent the game being tied. 

But interventions were needed both ends, as the ANZA boys also threatened.  Sam thredded a great ball through to Hugo who hit the sidenetting.   

ANZA’s third would come from the same combination with Sam taking a throw-in and Hugo placing a long shot beyond the keeper’s reach.  ANZA had breathing space again.

Shortly after Ari won the ball in midfield and put Hugo through only to be denied by a great tackle from Santiago in the Sporting Lisbon defence. 

Hugo’s forays down the right continued and he put in a peach of a cross for Ari to bury with his left foot.  4-1 to ANZA and so it stood at half time. 

Sam and Jacob came off at the break, replaced by Monty and Darragh. Hugo went in goal to let William take up the defensive duties again. 

The second half started badly for ANZA conceding a goal in off a corner at the near post very early on to make it 4-2 and give them renewed hope.

Soon after Monty took a throw-in which reached Ari who put in a right foot half-volley for the hat-trick and re-established the ANZA 3 goal advantage at 5-2. 

The game was fa from over however and two defensive mix-ups in a row with players out of formation as well brought the game back to 5-4 with only a few minutes to go. 

Sporting Lisbon hit the outside of the upright and otherwise the long-ball distribution from the back by SL’s Freddie was dealt with expertly by the ANZA defence. 

Monty soon made it 6-4 cutting in off the flank and burying it.

ANZA would have had a 7th when Darragh cut the ball in for Ari but the ref blew for full time as Ari struck the ball…

Back to winning ways, the hard way, but well-deserved.


Ari (3)

Hugo (2)

Monty (1)


Hugo (2)

Sam (1)

Monty (1)

Sporting Lisbon 's Match Report

ANZA1 's Man of The Match

Name Ari Pedersen
Position Utility Player

ANZA1 's Red Card

No Red Card Awarded

ANZA1 's Scorers

Scorer: Ari Pedersen
Position: Utility Player
Time of Goal: 4
Assisted by: Hugo Howell
Scorer: Hugo Howell
Position: Utility Player
Time of Goal: 7
Assisted by: No Assist
Scorer: Hugo Howell
Position: Utility Player
Time of Goal: 10
Assisted by: Marsh Sam
Scorer: Ari Pedersen
Position: Utility Player
Time of Goal: 14
Assisted by: Hugo Howell
Scorer: Ari Pedersen
Position: Utility Player
Time of Goal: 22
Assisted by: Monty Philips
Scorer: Monty Philips
Position: Utility Player
Time of Goal: 27
Assisted by: No Assist

Sporting Lisbon 's Man of The Match

Man of The Match Not Specified

Sporting Lisbon 's Red Card

No Red Card Awarded

Sporting Lisbon 's Goal Scorers

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