We have had a large number of 5-a-side games against Totteridge teams, most recently a 4-1 win last March. Since moving to seven a-side they have consolidated their teams.
Goals - 3 Riley, Emilis , Chris
The first quarter we started with just seven players, as Filip was running late, Chris was in the sticks. Emilis played a decent through ball to Riley, who was frustrated to see his shot saved. Their main striker then dribbled from the half way line and was surprised no one closed him down or tried to tackle him, he let fly a great strike from outside the box which went in the top corner, 0-1. Second quarter Matteo latched onto a throw and saw his shot tipped round. Half Time 0-1.
After half time Riley drew us level when a bobbly shot from outside the box bounced past the keeper, 1-1. They then hit back on the break and Filip was beaten by a hard shot at his near post, 1-2. Riley drove to the goal line and cut a pass back for Emilis to finish, 2-2. In the final quarter we started to dominate possession, Riley and Emilis linked up with a crisp one-two and Riley converted, 3-2, we then had an opportunity to see the boys pre-rehearsed floss celebration. Chris then hit a long shot which the keeper saved only for Riley to pounce on the rebound and tap in, 4-2. Next Chris cut inside a defender with his right midway inside the Totteridge half and clipped a hard low left footed drive into the bottom right corner, the keeper didn't move, 5-2. The final action saw Emilis shut down a defender on the edge of his own goal area, just as we have worked on in training, play a 1-2 with Riley, but Emilis's shot hit the post when he looked certain to score. Full Time 5-2.