The first game of the new season turned into a tough fixture for the FC Planet team but a good start made it difficult for Home Mat to make a fight back. Eoin opened up the scoring with a close range effort before he again lashed in one of his trademark strikes from distance to make it two. It was soon 3-0 when a driven low cross from Alex was turned into the net by one of their own defenders. Home Mat pulled one back before Jay found the net for Planets fourth, a good combination between Taylor and Nikky opening up the opposition defense. Home Mat once again found the net after poor play from Planet in the midfield but Just before half time, Andrew playing outfield charged forward and found the top corner with a clever toe poke to make it 5-2 at half time. The second half was much of the same from both teams, threats going forward but a lot of defensive errors meant opportunities were high. Nikky was the first to capitalize on a mistake too make it six for Planet. But Home Mat hadn’t given up and scored two quick goals in reply, the second a free kick that Taylor and Joe failed to clear on the line. Home Mat’s fight back did not last long and a quick fire hatrick from Jay gave the opposition no chance of a late rally. Home Mat scored a final consolation goal, again from another free kick that could have been dealt with better. Coach Mark say’s: It was the first competitive game playing 9-A-Side and I think the performance showed that. We were slow on the ball and did not look after possession well, meaning we had to work harder than we should have to win this game. The opposition were quite physical and a few players were caught on the ball and were indecisive at times. Off the ball we should have done better defensively, we left a lot of gaps in midfield for the opposition to exploit. Going forward we created a lot of chances and scored some good goals but we need to plug the gaps when we are not in possession or a better team will punish us. Hopefully we can improve in this area for the next game.
|September 27, 2015||12:00 pm||UNDER 14’S||UNDER 14'S LEAGUE — Cycle 2 2015||90'|