What a start to the game!
We wanted the win and we pushed them from the very first whistle. We had an early opportunity when Gastone found himself in a good position, got the ball and fired off an excellent shot. The keeper was unable to hold on to it and instead parried the shot which came off the the post. Our goal poacher Ryan was first to react to the rebound to score our quickest goal of the season with only 45 seconds in!
The game continued and we were trying hard to keep the ball, as the action was mostly in the middle area of the pitch. Our defenders were working as a unit with the midfielders and that gave us great stability at the back, We were dangerous up front with our wingers making deep runs into the opposition half and we were looking very confident.
We had chances up front with Ryan and Cody, but the opposition managed to keep us out – for the time being. There were times when we could combine a bit better in midfield and these were the situations that lead to the opposition creating chances. Nevertheless, Teo was always there to keep their shots out and as a result, the first half finished with the scores tight at 1-0 to Foxes.
We knew we could do more during the second half and we started with the intention to push harder. From the first minute of the second half, we were the better team on the pitch. Very confident in midfield as midfielders were doing great defensively as well. Up front, our strikers were a consistent danger for the opposition. As we continued to create chances, the opposition was struggling to keep us away from the goal. In the 6th minute, our persistent pressure finally broke the second half deadlock. Ryan got the ball just outside the penalty area, beat 2 players with a lovely dribble, and provided the end product of a pass to Alberto who with a great shot beat the keeper to give us a more reflective scoreline. 2-0 to the Foxes!
We continued to dominate in the game. With good and compact play at the back we were stopping most of their attacks. The midfielders were working hard helping the defenders and supporting the strikers up front. In the 20th minute, we made a slight change to the team, moving Jethro in midfield and Alberto in defence. Our attacks were following one after each other and were getting more and more dangerous.
In the 23rd minute we broke through them again. Jethro got the ball and penetrated into the box, beating 3 players and then passed to Ryan who scored his second in the game making the result 3-0 to us. We continued to dominate and looked for more goals. We had our chances but we couldn’t score.
In the last three minutes we had to defend and we did it very well! Final result was 3-0 and a clean sheet for us!
Great work by all the boys!