For those who are new to futsal, basically the ONLY version of small sided indoor football approved by FIFA & a professional, televised sport in many parts of the world, there is no hiding place.
ALL the action (in football terms) is in effect taking place in the penalty area, so any mistakes or inexperience can be punished severely by conceding a goal.
It’s game of seeking numerical advantage. 2v1.3v2…or just having the skills & ability to beat your 1v1 marker thus creating a goal scoring opportunity.
Sundays first match of 2023 was played infront of a bumper home crowd at the magnificent University of Cambridge Sports Centre where there are 400 comfortable tiered seats and a viewing gallery for 100 standing spectators.
The visitors for this Cup match (played in an 8 game league format) are vying for the FA National Futsal Series T1 title. On this evidence, they have a very good chance of securing it if they continue in this form with a team of international representative futsal players from as far apart as Northern Ireland to New Zealand and many countries in between!
0-7 down at half time saw Cambridge Futsal (the Bees) come out for the second half playing for pride.
A beautiful chip over the advancing keeper by ANGEL Martinez saw the Bees grab one back. Alas that was merely an early sting that irritated the London based huge charity supported club into action to secure their dominant performance & well deserved win.
In patches of the game, it was pleasing to see the Bees going toe to toe with Bloomsbury with a mix of youth & senior players but the visitors overall experience, seniority & quality was just too much for the home side.
FT: Cambridge Futsal 1 London Bloomsbury 12
Next 4 matches sees the Bees on the road with away fixtures, not returning to their “hive” until February.
Look out for the next home match details on their website www.cambridgefutsal.club and make sure you & a friend can 🐝 there to cheer on your local side!