Match Report
St Andrew's College Boys-U14B vs  Selborne College
On: Friday, 24 May 2019
Venue: Away

The boys had a tough day against a quick, physical Selborne 14B side. Luka Zeravica made his Goalkeeping debut and did well to hold the fort down at the beginning of the game.

The attack led well by SInjhun Cawse, Michael Mulcahy and Mbulelo Mkosi early on, was able to get in behind the defence and test the Keeper and earn a short corner, but to no avail. Connor Preston made good runs going up-field with Ifeoluwa Ogunniyi and Bruce Biggs. The links and defence were able to keep the score level and get back to help keep bursting counter attacks alive. As the game came halfway through the first half, though, we struggled to get up as much and are opportunities became limited as Selborne closed in on us. Jeremy Cunningham and Ben Bowker always do well at the back, and were still able to show great effort and determination. Nikayl Shah gave a lot of energy and commitment at the Left back position, while Cameron Kamanyi was able to surge forward from defence and hold off attacks from a strong opponent.

Thomas Barrow was able to do a good job of carrying the ball forward with his good, optimistic spirit in the game. The boys conceded 2 goals in quick succession, which gave us a slump in the game. Just before the break, Selborne struck again, and we had to, unfortunately, sub Luka at halftime due to illness, with Barrow going into the goal as a reservation Goalkeeper.

The boys did well in the second half, performing a lot more positively, with their heads held high, but were unable to capitalise on attacking opportunities. The game was played in the middle of the park for the majority of the second half, and halfway through it, Selborne was able to take their chance and score what was the last goal of the game.

Kopano Duba was adaptable in the varying positions through link and attack he played in, while Michael Petersen and Joshua Furtner ran well in the middle of the field, showing great spirit to do their best on and off the ball. Kunga won a majority of the work he was able to commit to, in tackles, off the ball and runs on it.

Overall, the boys can keep their heads held high. Although the strong start to the season was halted by this loss, the energy, enthusiasm, excitement and joy the boys put into their work was good to see, they are starting to work better as a team, and they are growing as players in their own individual capacity.
Well Done Boys. We will take it on well next time.