Next Generation pulled off a stunning comeback against 10 men FSA London as they struck three goals in the last 15 minutes.
It was less than 48 hours from the last encounter with Next Generation as FSA took all three points in the league last time out. A new challenge was on the cards today seeing both sides fight for a place in the semi finals of the ECFA Cup. With four games in a week FSA made 10 changes to their starting line up against a full strength Next Gen!
Next Generation started with real intent and intensity forcing FSA’s keeper Jaidon Regis into some top class saves. The high press from Next Gen was causing problems for FSA PRO who continued to weather a storm. It was the attacking threat from wide areas creating problems for the FSA defence who continued to stand firm and make it difficult for Next Gen.
A slow start from FSA wasn’t capitalised on by Next Gen as the first half came to an end goalless. A double change at the break saw Denzel Akyeampong and George Hughes make an appearance who looked to strengthen our attacking threat. It wasn’t long until George Hughes’ got himself on the scoresheet with his quick reactions putting FSA London in front from 6 yards out.
With 15 minutes to go the relentless attacking threat out wide from Next Gen was merited as the referee pointed to the spot after some tricky feet from their number 7. The penalty was converted down the middle to put the teams level at 1-1. Less than eight minutes to go an FSA go down to 10. A mistake in midfield led to a straight path through FSA’s defence, leaving centre back Redor Omar no choice but to pull the Next Gen striker back outside the box. The direct free kick was converted to put the away side 2-1 in front with five minutes to go.
FSA Pro continued to push forward and search for an all important equaliser but a poor corner was swiftly thumped forward leaving the away side a free run to the keeper to secure the game 3-1.