Spartans Red put in 110% but lose out by one goal at Valley Knights

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Spartans Red put in 110% but lose out by one goal at Valley Knights

Posted by admin on December 10, 2013

A 10am kick off for the Spartans against Valley Knights. The Spartans line up with JB in the net, William and JD in defence with Logan H, Morgan and Rio in the middle and Dale in the strikers role. The Spartans kick off to get the game underway and straight away take the game to their opponents passing the ball well, defending strongly and getting some good crosses into the danger area.

Jacob and Logan P come on to replace Dale and Morgan.

JB provides a huge goal kick which falls for Logan H who produces a great chip to beat the keeper but unfortunately goes just over.

Moments later a Valley Knights player gets the ball at their feet with only JB to beat but manages to put the ball over the goal.

A one on one with the Valley Knights keeper sees the keeper come off best with a brave dive at the feet of our player to smother the ball and end the danger.

The game continues with few chance falling to both teams and the game remaining tight and anybody's at this stage. The Spartans see a good spell of pressure at the end of the second half where they win 3 corners in a row but are not able to capitalise on the pressure. So the first half comes to an end with no goals to separate the two teams.

Valley Knights get the second half underway and straight away the Spartans apply the pressure. This sees Josh get the ball at his feet at the back post with the defenders and goal keeper beaten but that first goal proves to still elude the game.

The Valley Knights are the first to open the scoring with a great long range effort that leaves JB no chance in the goal, 1-0. Shortly later the Valley Knights score a second after JB makes a good save the ball rebounds and a Valley Knights player responds the quickest to slot the ball into the Spartans goal, 2-0.

The boys refused to roll over and give in and this culminates in JB firing up field a huge goal kick, Morgan controls and slots a fantastic ball through to Josh who smashes it home high into the Valley Knights goal, 2-1 and game on.

The Spartans then apply a huge amount of pressure on the Valley Knights, working to win every loose ball, moving the ball around well in the final third of the field. Valley Knights defend well and manage to keep the ball out of their net despite the pressure and shots applied on goal by the Spartans. And so the game is to finish 2-1 but I know that everyone was really proud and pleased with the effort put in by each and every player to step up to the plate and fight back after going 2-0 down, they could have easily gone on to win but it wasn't to be on this occasion and again the boys were unlucky to lose out to the Valley knights by one goal. Well played boys, great effort shown and a great battling spirit, UTS!!!!!


Scorers and Assists:

Josh 1 + 0 
Morgan 0+1 

League Stats:
11th Morgan - 8
20th: Dale  - 4
23rd: Logan H - 3

9th: Rio - 5
24th: Logan P  - 2
24th: Morgan - 2 

1st: Jack - 1 clean sheet

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