ESPZEN SS Black 's Match Report
Second game of the day, and the temperature seemed to be rising. Big challenge for our small squad was to keep up the same work rate as the first game and to keep the ball moving around the park, especially against White Sands who we know are a talented team.
In the first 20 minutes, the black team were second to every ball, as White Sands players had more determination (and energy) than the Black Team, and White Sands deservedly took a 0-1 lead. However under Captain Ben’s charge, the team rallied and despite going a goal down, Ben scored the equaliser which then opened the games for another 3 goals in quick succession. Whilst final score was 6-1, this did not reflect the competiveness of the game and for the first 20 mins White Sands were the stronger team.
Compared to our first game against GFA where we managed 107 passes of which 70% were successful in this game we attempted only 67 passes with a 60% success rate… contributing factors great play by White Sands and tired legs by our black team who were missing Archie and Abbas.
Captain Ben awarded man of the match to Alex for his great finishing and 2 good assists.
Hopefully the Black team is now back on track but two very tough games ahead in match day 4 coming up.