ESPZEN SS Black 's Match Report
An early blow for the ESPZEN players saw Ishaan have to stay in goal due to a slight ankle injury but he showed his bravery by being our GK. Before the game Luca and his team mates spoke about the need to use each other more as in the first game they did not pass enough. Anmiela Callum and Vidur all started this game ready to try and work as a team to score.
The game went the same way as the first one with ESPZEN on the attack regularly and this time we made it count. Lorenzo got the ball out wide from Ishaan from our goalkick and saw space to dribble into and then pass to an unmarked Vidur who calmy finished with a first time finish for his first goal for the academy! ESPZEN were playing much more like a team and had a great shape to their play in and out of possession. This paid off as Luca scored a great long range goal which was swiftly followed by his second after ESPZEN stopped an F!7 attack and attacked quickly to score. On 20 minutes Lorenzo's hard work paid off and he won the ball high up the field and shot past an excellent F17 goalkeeper. The final ESPZEN goal was scored by luca after more ESPZEN pressure on F17's attack with Justin winning the ball and Luca passing the ball into the net for his Hat Trick. This did not stop F17 from trying to score though and they showed great character to score 3 quick fire goals to make the ESPZEN players a little nervous, but they held out for a great win.
Luca picked Lorenzo as the man of the match because of his constant work rate, trying to pass to teammates and his goal and assist, well done Lorenzo.