A dominant second half performance from FSA Pro London was too much for Kinetic Foundation away from home, taking them three points and one game closer to clinching the ECFA CAT 2 title.
FSA Pro London arrived knowing they had a job to complete as they faced Kinetic. A challenging fixture for both teams Kinetic needing a win to stay in the title race, FSA Pro London needing a win to keep the chasing pack at bay. The game was open from early into the 1st half, neither team had settled and possession of the ball was changing between the two. The first threatening phase of play came from Kinetic, a free kick on the right hand side was awarded and set up. The initial ball in was defended however the failed clearance landed on the edge of the box at the feet of a Kinetic midfielder who volleyed the ball on the bounce into the top right corner giving them the lead. FSA Pro London were not deterred by the early goal and continued to try and play. Kinetic had the confidence of the early goal and upped their aggression to try and win the ball. This led to FSA Pro moving the ball quickly and finding spaces higher up the pitch. The attacking players of George Hughes, Denzel Akyeampong and Mark Soares were starting to have some success however the final ball into the box wasn’t right and FSA failed to convert the chances they were creating. As the half continued the traffic became more of a one way stream, Kinetic spent a lot of time in their half and relied on long balls to relive the pressure FSA were inflicting. The counterattacking strategy almost paid off when the Kinetic striker bullied his way around the defence after a long ball over the top and beat James Padgett with a strike but only managing to hit the post and ricochet out for a goal kick. The half finished with Kinetic leading 1-0.
The second half started very much like the majority of the first half, FSA Pro keeping the ball well and using the width of the pitch ton attack. A change in formation for FSA started to allow a different dynamic in attack and allowed the full backs to push on to support the players higher up the pitch. It didn’t take long for FSA Pro to find the equalising goal, George Hughes finishing off a well placed cross from Denzel Akyeampong on the 49th minute. FSA then managed to take the lead within 10 minutes this time a free kick mid way into the Kinetic half. Substitute Lee Quincey delivered an excellent ball into the 18 yard box where Redor Omar got on the end of it to finish past the keeper. Kinetic were stunned for a few minutes and were punished for it again. Denzel Akyemapong was brought down in the box after getting on the end of Kenny Mingles through ball. Cameron Ashia stepped up and managed to convert his penalty however the referee disallowed Ashia’s attempt and awarded a free kick for the opposition stating a foul in the run up. The disallowed goal was quickly made up for three minutes later when FSA Pro’s right hand side linked up excellently, Mark Soares finding Akyeampong who had overlapped and picked up the ball while driving into the box. Akyeampong then fired the ball low past the goalkeeper into the bottom corner giving FSA pro a two goal lead. Kinetic struggled to create much in this half however they were awarded a free kick in a dangerous position. A low ball was played into the box but dealt with by the head of Lee Quincey. FSA Pro continued to attack second half substitute Kaylon Adeboyega should have finished from close range after two attempts but Kinetics goalkeeper foiled his attempts. That wasn’t to be it for Kaylon Adeboyega as he had another attempt after Cameron Ashia good through ball put Adeboyega in and this time managed to find the back of the net to seal the victory for FSA Pro London.
A second half masterclass was enough to take away three points and move FSA PRO London one step closer to winning the ECFA Cat 2 Title again.
Final score: Kinetic Foundation 1-4 FSA Pro London
Man Of The Match: Denzel Akyeampong