Game 1 – East Coast 3 v Leeds Futsal 6
Leeds defended well in game one hitting us 4 times on the break to be 4-0 up half time. Keeper John Davison was in fine form for Leeds at the start of the game saving 5 efforts on target.
A second half brace from Jamie Osborne either side of a Leeds goal and one from East Riding’s Dave Sellers made it 3 v 5 to Leeds but as East Coast pressed another slick Leeds counter made it 3 v 6.
Game 2 – East Coast 7 v Leeds Futsal 7
For the second week running a game has finished 7 v 7 at Bridlington Sports Centre! Again Leeds dominated the first half, with a 1 v 4 scoreline. Our young side did well but could not contain Leeds who raced into a 1 v 6 lead, with only a Luke Cowling goal registering for East Coast.
However, as you can find out in Futsal, momentum can shift quickly and in a crazy 10 minutes Jamie Osborne hit 3, Dave Sellers and player manager Steve Brennan replied before Ryan Goodworth hit a screamer to take East Coast into a 7 v 6 lead!
With 2 minutes left Leeds equalised through ex professional Junior Roberti, in a cameo appearance, to leave the game tied and all watching having seen some excellent Futsal action. It was an awesome day all round.
Thanks so much to Junior Roberti & Martin Oxley, from Leeds Futsal for bringing over a very good Leeds squad! It was great to have you as the first national league side to play our home venue!
Trialist, Jamie Osborne impressed with 2 goals in game 1 and a hatrick in game 2, regular Dan Marston is improving all the time and 15 year old Kieran Link’s defending has come on really well.
Ryan Goodworth our keeper must get a mention. 5 months ago he was gutted not to make the national league play off games but he has come back fitter, stronger and a better player in goal. He even scored the best goal of the day!
The best outcome for East Coast was at one stage we had 4 out of 5 players on the pitch 17 or under against players with National league apprerances this year. This is a brilliant expereince for our young team!
Thanks also to East Coast Coach, Adam Stubbs, for his hard work in training the last 4 weeks to prepare the lads, and everyone who came along to watch. We hope you enjoyed the game.