It was an exciting and competitive game. LSS AFC are a very good team who play fast dynamic football.
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The performance of the team as a whole was very impressive and built on our improving form. The last match had been bruising and hard against Canada Blanch, a physically strong and large team. As Neil pointed out it would be great to play them again now of the back of this performance.
After the performance in our last match it was important that we built on it.
Playing against a strong team who had previously beaten us, it was going to be a hard challenge. TGFC started strongly with good passing, pace and movement.
Apart from the very early start on a Saturday morning, it was great to see the team out on the pitch again and beginning the new year with such a strong performance. It was the most dominating match we have played to date.
When trying to measure the development or level of a team or player, consistency is obviously key. Over the last three matches the team has demonstrated real growth in their passing, movement and most importantly decision making.
It was a difficult first half for the under nine team.
After doing some very good work in training over the last two weeks, we struggled with some of our passing and movement. The opposing team scored a good goal from distance and as we tried to find our rhythm Alekis got an injury.
One of the many pleasing aspects of Saturday’s match came from training.
The last couple of sessions, even in the monsoon last week, have been on shape; passing into dangerous positions and movement off the ball – to receive the ball. The players showed this in abundance during the match. In the first half we made some very tall players (no ID cards) with good skills look very average. We totally dominated the game with about 6 or 7 clear chances. On another day, with more confident finishing, Jack could have had a hat trick.