Posted on: 1st April 2019
Goals: Gideon. A, Abdou. B
Assists: Callum. H
MOTM: Mohsen. H
Subs: Warren. F // Oisin. M // Josh. A // Christian. I
NEW moved 7 points clear in the table after winning a crunch match against a resolute 2nd placed Streetly academy. NEW started well showing from minute one their technical dominance however Streetly’s solid and physical approach made it difficult for chances to be made. On the 30th minute the deadline was broken when Gideon. A raced onto a ball over the top from Callum. H showing good composure to slot into the bottom corner. The half ended with NEW on top and taking a deserved lead into the break however NEW knew that a direct attack was coming from Streetly who would not stop working till the final whistle.
The Streetly pressure told from a set piece they equalised with a well-placed header passed Mohsen. H who was helpless in his attempt to save. Streetly were soon reduced to 10 men after a shocking tackle worthy of a red card itself however the player received his second yellow and was given his marching orders. This led to barrage of pressure from NEW camped inside the Streetly half although Streetly still held a pacey counter attacking threat. Going into added time the game seemed to be fizzling out after Streetly showed great organisation and shape to keep NEW at bay…however in the 95th minute a freekick was awarded to NEW 25 yards out and Abdou. B produced a fantastic strike putting the ball into the bottom corner making for unbelievable celebrations with the last kick of the game as the ref blew the whistle.
A fantastic game played in great spirit and solidifies NEW’s position at the top of the table. One hand on the trophy? 4 games remain….
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