ANZA 's Match Report
Tough match and our last chance to make it to the top-3. As our first match had been a walkover we had too big a squad to manage for 1 game. We didn't take outlr chances whereas our opponent did. Vpngrats to them.
YG2k 's Match Report
YG2K U13 team had lost a total of 2 matches this season thus far.
One was against Football First Academy and the other was against our opponent in this match day, ANZA team.
This was a important match as it will keep YG2K hope of the Top finish alive if we can beat ANZA.
We knew ANZA is a strong team and it will not be an easy task.
Coach spent time before the match to keep the boys focused.
Both team started the game with high intensity.
Rizwan was lively at the front.
Mohamed exerted his influence in the middle. Cristos and Naufal were probing the flank with purpose.
But the ANZA were organised and resolute and there were few half chances but none that were giving the keeper too much trouble.
Coach introduced Rindra on the left flank and the change undoubtedly had an effect on the game,
Getting the ball on the half way pitch, Rindra somehow wiggled his way past the midfielder.
Just as when the defenders expected to pass the ball, he somehow hesitated and accelerated in one swift movement and went past the defenders and placed the ball past the keeper.
What a brilliant piece of individual display of skill and composure!
The goal seemed to have galvanised ANZA and they poured more boys forward.
The boys had to withstood the energy of ANZA’s attacking intent.
Izzy , Aniq, Aqil and Ranen all did a great defensive job but there was certainly some tense moments.
A powerful shot from ANZA beat Travis and the ball hit the top bar to the relief of the team.
Another shot on goal required Travis to pull off a reflex save in the nick of time.
Just before the final whistle was blown, Rindra managed to reach Travis’s goal kick first on the right.
He went past the defenders before laying the ball perfectly for Cristos to put the finishing touch to make the score 2-0.
The U13 champion title will be determined in the last match on 29th May when the Top 2 : YG2K and F-17 meet.