Pinnstars U16W were up against the league leader, thinking they would gain 3 more points to add to their unbeaten record.
Pinnstars were without afew of their regular starters, but began the game very well, With Alfie debutising in goal and Alex starting in defence.
They started very well, The Pinn defence and midfield limiting Ruislip to very few chances. On 23 minutes a great free kick from Will was met with an even greater header from Kieran A, to put pinnstars 1 nil up.
We continued playing well, battling, winning challenges, getting 1st to 2nd ball and winning individual battles in midfield.
Ruislip were lucky to equalise(penalty) and a slight defensive lapse saw the 1st half ended 1:1
We again started the 2nd half well and soon realised that we are easily as good as the team deemed to be the best in our division.
We conceded a 2nd goal, again which could have been avoided, but kept our heads and with this new realisation pushed for an equalizer.
With 2 minutes left to play, After some great pressure down the right hand side, a great turn in the box saw Toby upheld for a Pinnstart penalty.
Our leading goal scorer Kye stepped up bravely to take the penalty kick. The keeper saved the kick, But Kye reacted quickly to set about the rebound and was brought down by the goal keeper to give pinnstars another opportunity to level the game.
Then up stepped Kieran A to cooly dispatched the penatly to leave the finaly score 2:2 and leave Pinn with the absolute minimum they deserved from the game.
Ruislip left disappointed, But in my opinion were lucky to get a point.
All round great team performance by all.
Great Individual performances from Zac, Alfie,Alex, Tom, Cem & Kieran A.
Good Debut from Jack.
Goals Kieran A (23) Assist Will
MOM Kieran A
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