street footie Football Club faced off against bottom table team Average juanas in a home encounter for the Maryland SoccerPlex Men’s Open second round. The team would look to carry on with their fortunes from the previous week with a win, ensuring that they stay in the fight for the top spot.
A tense start from both teams would see the score deadlocked within the game’s early stages. The game sparked to life when Jonathan Hernandez made a darting run on the left flunk to find himself in the opposition box. A strike with his left foot could only cause the goalie to parry the ball into the center of the goal, where street footie player of the week Alfred was first to react for a composed finish.
Player of the Week
The Swiss Knife strikes again, scoring a goal in the first half to put the team in lead. Alfred picked up an assist in the second half to ensure the win against Average juanas.
Noticeably both teams began to threaten, with time sailing on the first half, as the most significant chance came from Average juanas, who managed to skim the top of the crossbar. Regardless, their effort to settle the deficit was to no avail as street footie headed into the break on top.
The second half would carry on in a similar fashion as street footie continued to detect the game’s tempo. However, a lapse in concentration allowed Average juanas to equalize and raise panic for the home side. It wouldn’t take long for street footie to regain control of the match when Alfred laid off the ball for an incoming Ramirez to set it home.
With street footie 2-1 up and little time on the clock, frustration began to set in the opposition camp. As street footie retained possession, one of the Average juanas players lost his head, choosing to use his hands rather than his legs for a straight red.
As the game began to dye down, the visitors would prove to be no match as Pablo Piaz picked up a loose ball in the opposition’s box to unleash a thunderous strike with the outside of his right boot that landed in the roof of the net to seal the deal and send the visitors packing.