Ooh, this was a close one. An end-to-end match with goalkeepers and defenders keeping the score very low. Newport Pagnell Lions showed some good skills and the Whirlwinds some good close-control dribbles. The pre-match warm-up included a very successful crossbar challenge.
Q1: Whirlwinds on top
Q2: goals at both ends
Q4: Lions on top
* Agastya – dribbled towards goal and hit a great hard shot at the foot of the post. Good try!
* Lewis – a controlled high pass through to Jack.
* Jake – closed down a Lion on the wing, sat on the toilet and made the tackle to come away with the ball.
* Maxwell – a beautiful first touch from a high pass – controlled with the outside of the foot in mid-air. Stylish!
* Jack – a tidy skill playing the ball from his left foot to right foot – in Spain they would call it a ‘croqueta’.
* Finley – battled to make a double block tackle in midfield after switching from defence.
* Alexander – exploded down the wing with close control dribbling before trying a cross.
* Noah – a powerful run through midfield to try a cross to Alexander – the keeper just blocked it.