U12 Boys A Football, Division 1
Posted by cobrasports
The Boys A team made it through to finals day despite starting the season with 2 close losses. With a change of tactics they won their remaining games to make the semi-finals.
In the semis, they were drawn against Harrow who’d previously beaten them. The team, with their new found confidence, started brightly and had a few good chances before Cole made a good save to keep the scores level. The team raised their level again with some great passing, tracking, vision and discipline that had Harrow chasing shadows. In the end DC won 8-1 to progress comfortably to the final.
In the final, DC was facing HKIS who had won every game during the season. It ended up being a tightly fought match with few opportunities as both teams knew the dangers the other team possessed after seeing each others semi-final results. Both sides had 2 to 3 opportunities but were unable to put a chance away mainly due to good goalkeeping. The game therefore went to penalties and DC came out on top after they scored all of theirs and HKIS had one saved and sent another wide.
The result meant that DC had retained the ISSFHK U12 Division 1 title that they won 12 months earlier. A great season with real improvement shown by the team. Well Done.