From the whistle this was a keenly contested affair. Our boys began brightly and quickly began to exert their dominance. In midfield, Ben B and Jonathan C-L proved to be a strong partnership and provided lots of quick ball to Gabriel L and Ameer A, who peppered Ardingly’s goal with fierce strikes. Unfortunately, their efforts were thwarted by some spectacular saves by Ardingly’s keeper. Frustratingly, a momentarily lapse in concentration in defense meant Ardingly stole the lead just before going into half time.
Into the second half, it was clear that the quick tempo of the game and conceding a cheap goal had taken its toll on our players. They seemed to lose their spark and began to drift around without real purpose. It took a bit of individual brilliance from Gabriel L to lift their spirits. From the halfway line, Gabriel went on a mazy run and struck a thunderbolt of a shot. Sadly, once again, the keeper denied us a goal by pulling off an acrobatic save.
The score ended 1-0 to Ardingly.
Team: Jasper; Nicholas; Ben; Ameer; Jonathan; Gabriel