The rain poured down on an already chilly morning. We warmed up for forty minutes before being told the team. We lined up 4-3-3, with Ali Abbas in goal. This was the full squad for the day:
Ali Abbas Sulieman (GK)(C)
Husayn Yahya Merali
Muhammad Mehdi Panju
Hassan Merali Dewji
Muhammad Mehdi Jahnmohamad
The game started quickly and we enjoyed lots of possession. Our interchange and passing was on point. However we gave away a free kick on the edge of our area and they capitalized by firing into the roof of the net. Our heads dropped briefly and we conceded a very unlucky goal. We battled hard but conceded two more goals before half time.
We made a change at halftime with Ali Khatau coming on for Mohammed Mahdi and Baqir coming on for Kadhim. We started the second half very positively with many chances but we could not capitalize on them. We defended well but eventually our defence gave way and we conceded two more goals. Then the final whistle blew and the match was over.
The coaches and players felt that the scoreline did not reflect our performance and all the objectives set before the match had been achieved.
Thank you to all coaches and parents for supporting us.