Tuesday, April 6, 2010

 Juniors Find Success vs Real Colorado

In fabulous conditions as far as the field and weather, the U16s kicked off at 9am on Saturday against Real Colorado. The team had a hard time finding their rhythm the first 10-15mins and Real was really taking it to them. The last 25mins of the first half the Juniors began to settle in to their game. Real did have a couple of chances and were dangerous right before half. Jon Kempin kept them in the game and the half ended at 0-0.

The momentum carried on into the second half and the boys looked sharp. The players kept their shape and were getting good balls served into our attacking third. Around the 60min three players were subed and provided the extra spark that the team needed. With only 10mins or so to go Taylor Walter served a great ball in that Andre Brown 'AB" got on the end of it which did not go in...but the rebound did which AB also hit from about 6yds out. The match ended in a win, 1-0.

U18 took the fields directly after had some good opportunities to go ahead in the first half with Patrick Foglio looking lively with several shots on goal, one good effort hitting the post. However, they got caught on the break and Real Colorado went ahead about half an hour into the game and the Wizards Juniors were 1 nil behind at half time.

However, they came out ready for action in the 2nd half with Brandon Fricke putting us ahead with a header from a set piece. Ten minutes into the 2nd half substitute Mbulunji Mhango came on and with his first touch of the game slotted home a close range shot, a rebound from an initial save from the Real Colorado goalkeeper to go 2-1 ahead. A minute into time added on, midfielder Nick Golden scored a cracker upper 90 shot from the edge of the box, for the game to finish with a 3-1 win.

Our team are headed to Detroit Michigan area to face Vardar and Derby County Wolves. Our U18 currently post a 3-2-2 in conference play and our U16 are 3-0-4 right now.

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