With an 11am kickoff the U14s went up against the Academy Sabers in their first futsal match of the winter season. And while the lot of goals may have come off one foot, it was a collective team effort in an incredible come from behind victory today.
Striking first Kensington U14s took the lead. But shortly thereafter the Sabres found their footing and then took control of the game creating shots often and early. Goalkeeper Misael did his best to stop shots and stop them he did, post to post, kick saves left and right. But pressure and miscommunication at the back saw them down 4-2 at the half.
Unflustered with positive energy flowing throughout the group. The team began the second half energized with a mind set of a zero all scoreline. Immediately from the kickoff Jacobo weaved around defenders and slid the ball past Sabres goalkeeper making it look all too easy. Hope was found. KSC players focused on their assignments making sure to close down attackers and use the entire court. Rapid substitutions were made in order to keep the tempo of the game up and pressure on their opponents. The Sabres were able to pull one back but weren't out of the woods just yet. Down again by two goals with the scoreline sitting at 5-3 the floodgates opened. In what seemed like repeated instant replays, goal 5-4, goal 5-5, goal 5-6, there was a massive shift in momentum. Their ability to win the ball back and move it forward quickly allowed them to get past half court and find shots in front of goal. The sixth goal coming off a cheeky corner saw KSC back in the lead for the first time since the opening goal. The scoreline ended 5-7, with six being tallied by starting forward Jacobo and one by mid Fernando. A great beginning to what should be an exciting season.
Striking first Kensington U14s took the lead. But shortly thereafter the Sabres found their footing and the took control of the game creating shots often and early. Goalkeeper Misael did his best to stop shots and stop them he did. But miscommunication at the back and pressure saw them down 4-2 at the half.