Despite a fabulous hat-trick from 16yr old Eve SEYF, Saturdays away Women’s “derby” v Bedford Futsal Club saw Cambridge succumb to a heavy defeat in part owing to a lack of available squad players & an unrecognised regular goalkeeper.
FT: Bedford Women 17 Cambridge Women 3
More players needed, so if you’re reading this & think you are a “baller”, get in touch!
Sunday saw the Cambridge Futsal Club Men’s team travel the 100miles down to unbeaten League leaders Reading Royals for an early kick off in a match that transpired into a fantastic advert for futsal. Cambridge were looking to avenge a heavy home defeat to the Royals earlier in the season and a recent closer away Cup defeat.
The Bees went in at half time 0-1 head from a typical goal poaching effort from Harry HORTON with the team having shown a steely grit, determination & togetherness that hasn’t been evident in recent matches with many rotations of players to maintain the energy, drive & commitment.
Second half saw the Royals equalise but then quickly go behind again with a classic pivot “turn & shoot” goal from Ignachio ZARAUZA. 1-2 to the Bees!
However, the Royals again quickly drew level with a counter attack goal that was almost a repeat of the first with a cross court pass from the wings to an unmarked player. 2-2
With 9mins to go, the Royals managed to grab the lead with a counter attack 1-2 pass move from the dead ball line and went on to use their experience to control, pass & move the ball to thwart the efforts of the Bees who went onto 5 fouls so had to avoid a 6th which would have conceded penalties thereafter such are the strict rules of futsal.
Final whistle saw a jubilant Reading who’s players were sporting enough to admit that it had been one of their toughest matches of the season so far and had been given a real test by the despondent Bees.
FT: Reading 3 Cambridge 2
So, long journey back to Cambridge to the training court to learn the defending lessons to take into the next fixture in a fortnight.
Fabulously entertaining match.