Under 15s vs Bedfont Eagles – 25.09.2016
Merton FC 4-4 Bedfont Eagles
Following on from our great comeback in the cup the previous game, the players entered this game brimming with confidence. Bouncing back from 3-0 down to win on penalties.
The instruction this week was to start strong and not let them get a foothold in the game, and we did exactly that! racing into a 2-0 lead within 20 minutes. Opposite to last week. Tommy heading in the first, Esteban finishing the second.
Controlling the play, we created a number of chances that we should have taken. A tight offside call stopped us from extending our lead to 3-0, and were made to pay minutes later. Miscommunication down our right hand side and they were in and scrambled the ball over the line. The boys heads began to drop and Bedfont were gaining in confidence. They nicked an equaliser and had the upper hand in the game. Beginning to dominate the last few minutes of the first half.
Half time; 2-2 and time to regain composure and confidence. Bedfont started the 2nd half far better than us and began to move the ball around nicely. They broke through us with ease and took a deserved 3-2 lead at the time. Merton was rocking and were under a lot pressure, but true to their character last week fought back and got an equaliser through a well taken goal from Jake D.
We began to grow in confidence and find our feet in the game, when sloppy defending handed Bedfont a 4th goal and took the lead. Yet again chasing the game, but yet again our resilience and not knowing when we are beaten shone through. Ball bobbled around in the midfield and made its way through to Felix who finished from outside of the area. 4-4 full time score.
Well done all, another great game. Onto next week we go!