The Football Academy First Team came into this week’s National Cup fixture fresh from the half-term break, following a week of training.
They started the game full of passion and purpose, playing very quick flowing football and exploiting the opposition in the wide areas early on. KFA went 1-0 up inside 10 minutes with a goal from Bailey Hazon. Although KFA kept up the intense pressure, Gosforth Academy went into the halftime break 2-1.
Composure was key in the second half with the players showing resolve and pressing Gosforth, causing them problems on all areas of the pitch.
KFA equalized with a well worked free kick, with Bailey Hazon getting his second goal of the game. KFA kicked on and dominated the remainder of the game, with a further two goals from Hazon and two from Aiden Blench, to round off a convincing 6-2 victory to progress into the 4th round of the English Schools Playstation National Cup.
Academy Manager Ross McKay said, “It was a great performance tonight from everyone involved. Our philosophy and style of play was evident in large parts of the game, taking what we have worked on in training into a match is great for any coach to see. We look forward to the draw for the next round”