Globall’s under-12 team, the Tigers, enjoyed a phenomenal couple of months before the season 19/20 ended early due to the coronavirus pandemic. The team qualified for the finals of both West Essex Youth Cups for their age groups.
Read the match report from their semi-final victory in February 2020. (Report written by Cameron Moore)
Senrab Pumas FC 1 - 2 Globall Tigers FC
Globall books their place in the final against hosts' Senrab Pumas. Two goals from Dante and Tyler ensures victory.
CB: Henry (Captain)
Subs: Noah, Tyler
A magnificent goal by Dante from a tight angle and huge miscommunication from No.5 and Senrab's goalkeeper, which was capitalised on by Tyler, ensured Globall another victory and booked their place in the final, three months from now.
It was an even encounter between the two sides, with drama taking place from minute one to the very last, back and forth attacks and numerous jaw-dropping, heart-beating moments. The final result however went the way of the away side (who beat their opponents previously earlier in the season).
The away side lined up in their usual formation, a 3-1-3-1, however there were rotations in the attack: Kuba was moved out wide to the left wing replacing Tyler, with Te'Reon filling the gap in Kuba's position last time out as right winger and Dante lead the line up front as the No.9 for Globall.
The 1st chance of the game fell to the feet of No.8, who was unable to hit home an easy tap-in and decided to take a touch of the ball rather than lash home into an empty net.
Ronaldo had an opportunity from distance to score from a free-kick, however this was comfortably denied by the keeper.
No.11 then had a brilliant chance to break the deadlock and put his side in the lead, after Abdoul dropped the ball from a free kick from No.14, but he somehow dragged the ball wide and let the away side off of the hook.
Almost after that missed opportunity, Globall then went up the other end of the field and took the lead, punishing the hosts for not taking their chances. Te'Reon played an exceptional ball into Dante who curved his run in front of the defender and was forced out wide, but managed to squeeze the ball in from a tight angle by lofting it over the keeper.
Henry was alert to danger, after No.7 was able to get a shot off at goal, but ensured that it didn't end up in the back of the net by blocking the ball with his back.
Twice, Kuba was played through on goal, one on one with the keeper after exceptional passes coming from Ronaldo, but the keeper made sure that he kept the ball out of the net to keep his team in the game.
The hosts then found their way back into the game and found the equaliser that they were searching for, after the ball was tapped home when Abdoul had the ball kicked out of his hands, despite having both hands on it.
Just before the end of the 1st half, No.8 then had two chances identical to each other to put his side into the lead for the first time. However, he was unable to do so.
The 1st chance of the 2nd half fell to the home side, where No.14 dragged his shot just wide, after the away side had lost possession of the ball.
Globall then managed to regain their lead a few minutes later, after a huge miscommunication between the centre-back and goalkeeper of Senrab was then capitalised on by Tyler, who tapped the ball into the net.
There followed a constant battle back and forth attack for both sides, however it didn't lead to any goals or clear-cut chances.
The final chance of the game fell to Tyler, after his shot was denied after an exceptional chip pass from Monet.
The away side were then able to see the game out and progress to the final in a spectacular manner, with every player putting in a shift and giving 100% from the 1st minute to the last.
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