Match Summary – Sat 25th Nov 1st Impeesa 5-1 17th St Albans

Having been buoyed by watching Impala win beforehand 1st Impeesa took to the pitch in positive and high spirits to play the 17th St Albans. James began to dominate the midfield area and had an early shot fly inches wide and Impeesa started to put the 17th defence under lots of pressure. Tom was a constant threat throughout the 1st half and he opened the scoring following a good pass from Ben. Tom soon doubled his goal tally following a cross from James and within a few minute James unselfishly played in Ben who fired into the top corner for the 3rd goal.


The 17th rallied and forced a few corners which a combination of defenders led by Ozan dealt with comfortably. Eventually they managed to score following some good play in the penalty area. Both Ronan and Callum on either side of the pitch provided great support to the forwards and won more than their fair share of tackles against much older and bigger players. Before half time Sammy was unlucky with a shot which was bravely blocked by a defender.


The second half saw a number of positional changes most noticeably Ozan kindly volunteering to play in goal and he subsequently kept a clean sheet. The 1st scored 2 more goals in the 2nd half both from Dylan who turned from a goalkeeper into a potent striker. The half was dominated by a number of good chances and some solid defending from the 17th. Tom had 2 excellent chances to complete his hat trick but he found a wall of defenders. Ben’s corner to the far post was volleyed by James into a crowded penalty area but the ball would not drop kindly to a player in a white shirt. Both Ben and Dylan had further chances which were well saved. Both Callum and Ronan were excellent when playing in more advanced positions and Sammy never missed a tackle when playing in a more defensive role. At the final whistle it was another solid performance (5-1 the final score) and 3 more points towards an unbeaten league tally to date.


MOM was a difficult choice. A special mention to Tom who was excellent in his forward role and Dylan who scored his quickfire double. However whilst goals will win games the MOM went to Ronan for an excellent defensive display and for his commitment in the tackle all afternoon.