FSA London traveled down to FAB Academy for their second league fixture of the season. Historically games between the two have always been high quality and competitive and yesterday's fixture promised to be the same.
FSA started the game with high tempo passing and confidence, FAB immediately looked to get into a deeper shape and force FSA’s attacks down the outside into wider areas. FSA’s Freckleton was the first to find some success as he received the ball on the half turn leaving the full back to clatter into him from behind drawing a foul in a dangerous area. A early chance for FSA to test FAB was missed as the free kick into the area was overhit and FAB were let off.
FAB tried to counter FSA’s advances by counter attacking and playing long direct passes however between Milton, Whitter and Padgett their attacks were halted. FSA’s confidence grew and they controlled possession of the game, creating chances to really hurt FAB but not capitalising on the chances they created. The opposition on the other hand did and against the run of play took the lead with neatly tucked away volley from the back post.
FSA didn’t let this deter them and continued their game plan however a mistake from Padgett and FAB found themselves two goals up in quick succession leaving FSA stunned. Another quick turn around and FAB had another taking them to a 3-0 lead. FSA did manage to find a reply as half time struck with Akyeampong rifling in a shot from then right-hand side giving the travelling team a glimmer of hope.
Almost immediately into the second d half Fab restored their 3-goal cushion as a failed pass was intercepted and passed into an empty net. FSA’s momentum was halted, and the game slowed down. Three Changes at once for FSA injected some energy and chances started to develop. Just as FSA were starting to dominate again FAB worked a quick passage of play and finished off the move with a chip over the oncoming keeper to top off their phase of play. The new entries of Sisarello, Sentamu and Bellamingle caused FAB some new issues. A new intensity came with FSA’s play and two crosses flashed crossed the box but missing its targets. Mark Soares did find the back of the net with a smart finish but could only count as a conciliation goal as the game came to a close shortly after.
FAB Academy 5
FSA Pro London 2
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