Match Report
St Andrew's College Boys-U14B vs  Cambridge High School
On: Friday, 17 May 2019
Venue: Away

The boys, having come off a 1-1 draw with Grey the last term, knew they had the ingredients to be a good, collective team, and they had practised well throughout the week preceding this game.

The game started with SAC dominating possession and territory, sitting well in the opposition half. In the game throughout, Ben Bokwer and Jeremy Cunningham (Who led well as Captain) were absolute rocks in the central defence, protecting our new Goalkeeper and brilliant on his debut in such a way, Thomas Barrow, who made incredible saves throughout the game. The defence stood firm in times when Cambridge had breaks from our attacks, but the boys did well at the back to slow the game down and take control, and Cameron Kamanyi was superb on the right in defence, tackling well and starting out attacks from the back. Kopano Duba was on the left and came into the middle to support defensive efforts well, and his sustained energy in the game was a gift.

Within the first 15 minutes of the game, SAC went up 3-0, twice from short corners and one from extensive attacking play.

Bruce Biggs and Michael Petersen played well on the left and right link positions respectively, and pushed the game up well, as well as kept play in our control, while Ifeoluwa Ogunniyi held the middle of the park and set up attacks very well.

Our second half, having a lead of 3-0, was as enthusiastic as in the first half, and although conceding a goal from a short corner, the boys responded well with Michael Mulcahy slotting a goal home from a brilliant in field ball from Ben Bowker, who shifted up well.

Connor Preston did extraordinarily well to pressure the opposition, and set up and got a goal, while Mbulelo Mkosi ran well, and had good energy to keep the momentum of the game going.

Our game was played wide, and the boys were able to pressure Cambridge well on defence, and found gaps and had a good flow as they were holding position and burst forward well.

Joshua Furtner's energy levels in the first half were key to our holding the ball and breaking the Cambridge defence as we pressed them hard and well. Inam Ntshingila was able to make full use of his time on the field, marking and holding off Cambridge play well, and made brilliant efforts to grow mounting attacks from our side going forward.

Overall, the boys' game was sensational, and they seemed comfortable the whole game, dominating proceedings and controlling their efforts fully.