This September, EduKick Manchester played a tough game against Liverpool FC Foundation.
As the game kicked off, Liverpool took the lead, using an aggressive play to take possession of the ball for the first 10 minutes. But EduKick wasn’t going to be outdone so easily. As soon as they found their flow, they took control of the ball and played a passing game, playing from the back end and maintaining possession.
The game remained at an impasse, and by half time, neither side had scored.
As the second half started, EduKick kept their momentum going. However, they started to miss goals and opportunities as the game progressed. Liverpool grabbed at the chance and scored, pulling ahead 0-1.
At the end of the game, despite the EduKick team’s hard work, Liverpool came out ahead with a final score of 0-2.
“[It was] a disappointing result, we just need to have more confidence in that final third to get our shots off and have a go [sic],” said EduKick Manchester head coach Nigel Keogh. “We dominated that game and kept the ball well…If we’d have taken our chances, then we wouldn’t have been in that position. All in all pleased with the effort and performance. They were trying to do the right things, some of the play was great, and we just need to make it pay in that final third; lots to work on for the next game and plenty of positives.”