A solid defensive performance kept LFC in the game against Young Soldier F.C
It would be argued that a 0-0 draw was hardly a fair result considering the performance of the LFC players. However, it was the team effort and that very performance that can be taken as major positives from the game.
LFC started the game well and, apart from a few defensive misjudgments were able to keep good spells of possession. However, goal scoring opportunities were few. The only chance for LFC came towards the end of the first half when Calvin was one-on-one with the keeper but somehow managed to shoot wide. Young Soldier had a couple of chances themselves. Their striker’s shot on goal was palmed away by the standby LFC goalkeeper Jared.
In a second half which seemed the longest(lasted nearly an Hour) in the history of football, LFC again went on the search for goals and almost got one when a low cross by Ryan Anthick was met by Calvin Albuquerque, but he managed to hit the cross bar. LFC were again presented with a chance when Calvin’s shot was parried by the goal keeper into the path of Ryan, who saw his shot go just past the post. Young Soldiers began to go on the attack but were thwarted again and again by the Laurentian backline (Bruce, Nathan, Selwyn and Jonathan (Builter) and by some great goal keeping.
LFC conceded a penalty when defender Nathan tackled the opposition striker inside the area. The Young Soldier player stepped up to take the penalty but his low shot down the centre was well saved by Jared, who moved to his left before changing his direction to stop the ball from crossing the line. Young soldier had a chance again when their striker was put through on goal, but his shot was parried away from goal by the keeper. Imran going a a head on a well-placed cross, missed and was punched by the keeper on his lip, cutting it. Soon Moses now on as a substitute nearly broke the deadlock, a low cross from Ryan fell right to his feet, however he was unable to sort his feet out in time and scuffed at the shot. Both teams fought keenly with and the mid-field was strong for both as they fought for possession. The mid field was handled well by Brendon, Khayam, Imran, Moses.