It was a roller-coaster performance for the two Polygon teams as Laiser Youth Soccer Academy (LYSA) came calling on an impromptu friendly played at the Polygon Den-OleFrema High School, on Friday, 17/11/17.
First off, the under-10 which was unlucky to loose by a solitary goal against a LYSA side that showed massive improvement from the last meet. Polygon camped at LYSA’s half for the most part of the first half with influential striker Sammy causing major havoc on the opposition’s half. The half ended in a stalemate after the buzzer as both sides failed to score in the first stanza.
The second half was an equal affair with both teams seeing less chances and play being concentrated on the mid-field. LYSA suddenly sprung in to action mid into the second half as a strike from almost midway on the pitch saw it go straight into the top of the goal giving LYSA the lead. Polygon applied pressure in the dying minutes of the match but were unlucky and couldnt find the back of the net after the ninety. It ended 0-1 in favor of LYSA.
The U-13 team had an impressive and much improved performance as they led twice in the match only for LYSA to come back twice to force a draw. LYSA were coming into this match after a loss in the last meeting at their own backyard and were yearning to make amends for their previous below-par performance. They started the stronger side as Polygon were struggling to settle into the match. Polygon struck first in the first half through their prolific striker, Wario only to see a defensive blunder at the back give LYSA an equalizer. It ended on a draw after the first stanza.
Polygon upped their game after wise words from Coach Tony to ensure they were 2 goals up immediately after the half began courtesy of danger-man Brian who cleverly outran his marker on the left wing and cleverly slotted in past LYSA’s helpless keeper.. LYSA added more pressure as the game progressed and were able to find a goal in the dying minutes of the match to level matters after the 90.
Polygon Soccer live to fight another day.