Match Report H6 v Club Futsal London
The Haringey 6 team returned to action in the National after a long break. The last performance at home to Haringey Futsal Club has given H6 hope they could compete at this level with a narrow defeat against the league leaders. H6 started the game well and matched their opponents for long periods.
An Injury to captain Fabio Teixeira in training meant he was unavailable, but Aquim Timbo performance brilliantly to dominate his opponents, a great achievement considering Club Futsal had some exceptional players with experience of the professional game in Russia. Owen Locke produced what was arguably his best performance for the college team, making save after save.
Owen has began to master the art of saving with his feet, a skill that is a prerequisite of being a high-level futsal keeper. Congratulations to Owen for this improvement. Largely thanks to Owen and some good last line defending H6 were able to stay in the game and with some clinical finishing late in the 1st half, H6 were able to move ahead 6-4 at the break.
Ex-student, Tenzin Dhongak who still plays for the National League team, played one of his best games in some time, winning the ball back and breaking well on the counter-attack. Hamza Raza, played well although his shooting wasn’t at the level it had been in the previous league game. Haji Juma played well when introduced. Perhaps the most improved performance on the day was from Samuel Preko. Samuel, who has previously struggled to influence games at National League level was exceptional, in continually winning the ball back, and giving the ball simply to his teammates. Isam Belmoudden also contributed well from the bench, as did Rafa Da Costa after a slow start.
Again H6 did find it difficult to replicate their 1st half performance, and this in resulted in a comeback from Club Futsal which looked as if it would give Club Futsal a chance to win the game comfortably. A spirited comeback in the last few minutes got H6 back in the game, but they couldn’t convert their chances in the last minute to force a draw. In all a positive performance from the students
LINE UP: Owen Locke, Haji Juma, Tenzin Dhongak, Aquim Timbo, Samuel Preko, Isam Belmoudden, Hamza Raza, Rafael Da Costa,