U12 Football Team in exciting 3-3 draw in first match

The U12 Football team played their first match of the academic year on Saturday visiting Kings School Chester.

On a wet and very cold morning the boys were put through their paces with a few drills in preparation for a tough match. The match kicked off and it was the visitors who dominated early proceedings missing a host of chances, but perhaps the biggest chance fell to the Kings forward who raced clear before going around the keeper and striking the post. Just before half time with the scores level Kings were awarded a penalty after a push in the area and the resulting penalty meant Liverpool College were 1-0 down at half time.

The start of the second half saw the hosts take a 2-0 lead as Liverpool College failed to deal with the pace of the Kings striker who went around the keeper and slotted home. Within a minute Liverpool College cut the deficit to 2-1 with a brilliant solo effort from Elvis S (Butlers) who hammered home from underneath the crossbar. Kings Chester were then pushed into a defensive shape as Liverpool College piled on the pressure in search of an equalizer and that pressure finally paid off as Joshua B (Butlers) turned and swivelled in the penalty area to find the bottom corner of the net 2-2. Minutes later and Kings were back in front as a defensive mix up enabled the attacking midfielder to round the keeper a drive home 3-2. It was not even 30 seconds later and Liverpool College were back on level terms as Yusef A fired into the top corner of the net from just inside the penalty area 3-3.

Both teams had great opportunities to win the game but in the end a draw was a fair result and a fantastic start to the Football season for the U12 Football team.

Liverpool College U12s Captain: George W
Player of the Match: Maleek A

Mr Cook (Sports Coordinator)