Spartans U9s 3 Coast Soccer 3 – Match Report

The football cliché of a game of two halves was made for this match.  Spartans were put under pressure from the start by Coast Soccer but they withstood this and started to come into the game and played some of the best passing football they have put together all season.  Spartans scored the opening goal, when a corner led to a scramble around the goalmouth and Lewis Best got his foot onto the ball to put it into the back of the net.  Another corner led to another goal from Best to make it 2-0. Chances were made for both sides as the first half progressed, but it was Spartans who scored again when Byryn Ramsay took a shot from distance in the centre of midfield.  The Coast Soccer keeper got both hand to the ball to push it wide, but it rebounded off the post and just crossed the line to make it 3-0 at half time.  Coast Soccer came out in the second half very strong and looking to exploit what chances they could.  Balls played from their centre of midfield out to the left wing saw their wingers in too much space for our liking behind the Spartans defence and this same move saw them score twice.  Spartans too had chances, but did not manage to convert any. As the game neared the end, Coast Soccer managed to grab the equaliser leading to a tense last five minutes as both sides looked for a winner that never came. Overall this was probably Spartans best game of the season in what was a very competitive hard fought game of football against a very good footballing side.

Posted by Russell Parker