Teams began the journey to the finals as an interesting encounter came up this weekend with over 100 kids present to experience football at its best learning a lot through the process.
Last Saturday/Sunday saw four games come to life seeing just two wins and two draws with just 5 goals scored overall, with 3 coming from set pieces.
DOMINION FA 2 VS 0 TBLIZ RANGERS (1ST LEG)
The two Champions from their locale had a goalless draw in the first half as they try to be cautious of each other’s error with both side unable to get a single shot on target as each team’s chances went wide.
Second half saw a more purposeful football from Dominion FA as they began to rum riot on their opponents defense while TBliz Rangers operated on a counter, however a free kick from the left side of the pitch saw Pius Onome curl in the free kick to give the lead, TBliz Rangers gave a good fight to get an equalizer but Dominion made it a little impossible as they slot in the second through Ife to seal a 2-0 victory ahead of the second leg.
CIRCLE RANGE FA 1 VS 1 DEFENSES FA (1ST LEG)
A game which saw the Circles go in as underdogs but gave a shocker with a well worked goal from their team’s defense, Daniel who started the attack from the flank came ahead to finish it with a slamming shot of underneath the bar. The goal was a stunner sending the Circles fan to rapture.
Circle Range dominated play surprisingly and had two more chances to increase their lead but couldn’t just let it count. Late in the second half Defenses grabbed in an equalizer to make their second leg more of a restart.
VICTORY ONES FA 0 VS 0 H2H FA (1ST LEG)
Surely what was expected was what was seen in the game as both side played more of an attacking football with individual players making the difference talking of both sides’ captain.
Chances that came in were limited but the ones that were clear turned both goalies to heroes with H2H seeing more of the chances.
Both side showed the fans what they should be expecting in the second leg as they look forward totally fix up their scoring ability.
JANUARIO FA 2 VS 0 LEO FA (1ST LEG)
It was a match that could have gone both ways but the Jans second half switch in formation helped in making the difference.
Leo Fa were on the front foot in chances but a second half substitute saw Januario manager switch Daniel to the right wing and the new sub on the left, however a free kick committed by Leo’s goalkeeper after handling the ball outside his area saw the Jan’s skipper grab a goal before another set piece saw Daniel slot in a second.
Januario FA goes into the second leg with 2 goals lead but the Lion boys have the chance to turn the table around in the second leg.
With the teams looking to move to the next round,Ablaze Football Academy Team A and B will be facing Espanyol FA and Water FA this weekend in their first leg game.