Shepton Mallet Sports U13s 0 Zoy U13s 2
14 players made the trip to Shepton, with a desire to win their first knock-out cup game. Shepton mallet started strongly, by putting us under pressure for the first 25 mins and testing our back three but Middlezoy were smart enough not to get caught out by the high line Shepton were playing and continuously getting caught offside. Middlezoy then started to play some decent football with connecting play through our wingers with the pressure now being applied to Shepton’s back line of four. We started to shoot long range, but their keeping was good enough for it not to bother him. Half time came and Connor approached me with a really mature and detailed analysis of what he saw happening in the game. We changed the shape a little, to bolster the midfield with closer distances in the midfield area. Within 5 minutes of the second half start Ollie netted a great goal to put us up 1-0. Shepton immediately ramped up their aggression, so Middlezoy started to play possession football and dominate the Shepton half and chance after chance came with us striking the cross bar and a penalty. Unfortunately, we could not convert the penalty and the score stayed 1-0. Moments after Middlezoy forced a defensive error inside the 6 yard box and a defender turned the ball in to their own net making the score 2-0. An entertaining game from both sides but Middlezoy definitely deserved the win.