Carib fight back for deserved draw
A great defensive display & a late but well earned equalizer saw Carib U9’s comeback to earn a 2-2 draw in a very well contested match against F&F Foxes.
In a “back’s to the wall” first half, Football & Fitness bombarded Carib’s goal & only some good goalkeeping by Malachi Hope & excellent defensive work by Ahmed Chaouali & two clearances off the line by Zain Matin kept the scoreline level. F&F eventually took the lead with a very neat near post finish & went in 0-1 up at half time.
Another goal came early in the second half when Wafiq Ali sliced the ball past Hope to make it 0-2 but then the fight back was on. Carib took control of the midfield & reduced F&F to rushed passes as holes began to appear in their defence. Finally, a mazy run & finish by Ali reduced the scoreline to 1-2 before another assist from Ali & a Malachi Yemoh goal made the score 2-2.
Carib continued to press & were unlucky not to win in the dying seconds as Mo Abdulzahra flashed a shot just wide. Carib finished the stronger of teams but a well contested draw was a fair result.
Goal of the Day – Wafiq Ali
Man of the Match – Ahmed Chaouali