Protec U10 Vipers v U10 Focus football

The Vipers gained a deserved draw against a tough team!

 

The pitch was quite sticky, which restricted our usual use of pace with the ball and was a game full of physicality. The vipers stepped up to this challenge, adjusting our play with good ball movement and went 1-0 up with a long distance shot from Tyler, which powered into the top left corner within 5 minutes of the 1st Quarter. Focus Football then applied continued pressure for the rest of the 1st Quarter, but again the Vipers came close with Tyler hitting the post from Cristiano with good footwork and a pull back. Vipers applied pressure with Cruz having shots on target, a save on the line from Zac, Elliot bursting forward from defence and a header from Cristiano saved from a corner earned by Sam working hard down the left wing. The Vipers kept a clean sheet in the 1st Quarter with some excellent saves from Denis at his near post and a fantastic save in a one on one.

In the 2nd Quarter the boys got to grips with the pitch and opposition more and battled well. The Vipers dominated this quarter and continued to created chances and Zac, Joe, Sam and Elliot were all unlucky not to score with their keeper making some brave and fantastic saves.

In the 3rd, Quarter Focus Football continuous pressure led to an equaliser with a fast break leading to a shot into the bottom left corner of the Vipers goal (1-1). Focus continued to press with Joe making some crucial challenges. A few minutes later Focus football went 2-1 up with a fast counter attack and a shot down to the right hand side of the goal. Some outstanding tackles and positional play by Tyler in the Vipers defence ensured the score line didn’t get any worse. At the other end Joe, Damari and Elliot all producing creative goal scoring opportunities to score, but were unlucky to see the ball not finish in the back of the net.

The equalizer came when a Focus attack was broken down through a brave tackle by Joe center midfield who drove forward and played it out to the left, where Sam crossed the ball in brilliantly for Cruz to coolly finish.

The Vipers kept their heads up and dominated the 4th Quarter having the better chances and Denis producing some good saves when Focus were counter attacking. End to end football continued with Damari making some outstanding tackles in his own box and driving forward with purpose. Protec pressure continued with through balls in from Zac and Tyler on the wings, Cristiano and Joe were both unlucky not to score with some good saves from the Focus keeper.

Fantastic team performance and battling on show against a strong and physical opponent – well done Vipers!

 

Final Score 2 – 2

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