1st Impala v 17th – 24 November 2018

In what was an end to end game, the difference was the finishing with 17th ending 7-0 winners.

1st Impala started the game very well with Jack Burke finding space in centre midfield and playing in Nathan Seeby who put his shot wide.

17th then came back into the game and with a good finish from a tight angle went 1-0 up and nothing the Impala goalkeeper Joshua Seeby could do about it.

Impala kept pushing forward and were finding some great spaces which they were unlucky not to exploit due to some great goalkeeping from the 17th goalkeeper.

James Cox, Joe Cox and Jacob Butler were keeping the 17th from counter attacking as Impala pushed forward for an equaliser.

With 5 mins left of the first half 17th scored two quick fire goals to go in at half time 3-0 up.

The second half started much the same as the first half with Ethan Roberts of Impala making some great runs down the right-hand side and playing nice football with Lucas Do.

Against the run of play 17th scored an excellent goal from long range which Joe Cox, this time in goal could do nothing about.

In the space of a few minutes Impala had a few opportunities with Jack Burke and Joshua Seeby finding the 17th goalkeeper in inspired form making some excellent saves.

Again, Jacob Butler was stopping the counter attacks when 17th were threatening.

With 10 minutes left and Impala looking to get back into match 17th broke away and scored to make it 5-0 and then in quick succession 17th scored another couple of goals to make the score 7-0.

Joe Cox made a few good saves including a couple of one on one’s with the defenders, James Cox and Lucas Do helping out with some last-ditch tackling.

Impala did not give up looking for a goal even in the last seconds of the match the 17th goalkeeper made an amazing double save, first denying Ethan Roberts from close range and then Nathan Seeby with the rebound.

The game ended 7-0 to 17th but does not reflect the chances Impala had but for some amazing goalkeeping from the 17th goalkeepers.

Overall a more even match than the score line suggests.  Well done to both teams.