BACT FUTSAL TEAM VS PETERBOROUGH – LOST 1 – 5 – 08/02/2017
BURTON FALL TO A TOUGH DEFEAT AGAINST PETERBOROUGH
As the whistle blew for kick off, it was obvious that the game was set as high tempo for both teams. Burton started off very strongly with defiant defending and quick counter attacking play forcing the Peterborough goal keeper to make a few good saves early on. This pressure resulted in a tidy Burton goal as a Galli shot got parried way into the path of Glover who was able to calmly side foot it home. Complacency then settled in as BACT were caught out a few times on the counter themselves and a fine finishing display by Peterborough brought the score to 3-1. Chance after chance came Peterborough’s way and caused Wyatt to pull some fantastic reaction saves form close range and keep his side in the game. As the Half was coming to a close, Dakin, Beard and Page all came close to scoring but the borough goalkeeper showed some remarkable resilience which meant that the first half came to a close with Albion being 3-1 down.
The second half starting with Burton appearing to keep more possession. Burton looked to be the more composed side and almost closed the gap as a free kick from Galli struck the wall and fell to Josh Page. Page was able to have an effort at goal which unfortunately hit the bar. This luck appeared to be the main theme in BACT’s game as James Bryan’s feet managed to drive forward only to be denied by an in form keeper. Peterborough then went out searching for another goal which game saw Burton go 4-1 down. A sharp borough attack sneaked past the oncoming Wyatt who was left on his own at the back allowing Peterborough to add to the score line. As Burton pressed to find a way back into the game Peterborough broke forward once more and were able to capitalise on the chance they had been provided.
Burton had battled throughout the game matching the physical and dynamic play but just couldn’t finish off Peterborough when they had chances.
MOTM – Nico Galli