FSA Pro traveled to Cambridge United in what was a great test for our young players. Cambridge didn’t take this game lightly as they added some of their young pros to the U18s squad. In what was a game of two halves, FSA Pro came away with a 3-2 victory.
The game started at a fast tempo with both teams pressing from the front and putting each other under pressure, but it was Cambridge who looked more likely to score. They stretched our back 3 with wide wingers, and where able to get in with runners from midfield. However, our GK Josh Wormleighton was equal to every effort they had making 3 exceptional saves. We managed to get in at the break 0-0, but we knew we had to change things and increase our quality on the ball.
This is exactly what we did, but after quick counter attack by Cambridge they took the lead just 2 minutes into the 2nd half. But we weren’t by no means beaten as 3 minutes later, Ben White riffled a first time finish into the top corner to make it 1-1. It was then a change in formation for us which gave us the upper hand, we changed to 4 at the back and a diamond in midfield to match the opposition up. This allowed us to go man for man in central areas and restrict them getting on the ball all over the pitch. Soon after we made it 2-1, and it was Ben White again who hit a half volley back across goal into the bottom corner. FSA then stayed on top and continued to create some good chances, but once again Cambridge threatened with their wingers and they managed to make it 2-2 with just 15 minutes to play. The game then opened up and was end to end non stop action, however after some great footwork on the edge of the box Suhaib Gunnan fired home from 18 yards to make it 3-2 to FSA Pro. The lads then managed the game well and came away with a great result against a strong Cambridge United side.
Man of the Match: Ben White