Sheffield continue their fine form making it 3 wins from 3
Sheffield extend their unbeaten run to three in the league making themselves the team to beat as they stormed to a 10-6 victory in the English institute of sport in Sheffield, over Sunderland. The opening goal came just 3 minutes into the game from which appeared to be a training ground routine that was instigated by Jordan Wildey. Whose cross-shot found Neath unmarked at the back post and had the simple task of slotting it home from close range.
This sparked Sheffield into early domination of the game with a double from Sergiu Didici to make it 3 nil by the 6-minute mark. Sheffield could’ve added more goals if it wasn’t for Sunderland’s keeper who pulled off numerous saves to keep Sheffield at 3 goals. Until Sunderland clawed one back that was reminiscent of the opener another powerful cross-shot finding Sunderland’s Alex Siberby who slotted home from close range.
Sunderland kept pushing for more goals, which started a flurry of goals from both sides as both teams went on the offense. Firstly Sheffield made it 4 through Goncalo Andrade from a powerful effort. Sunderland struck back with 2 quickfire goals in the space of a minute putting Sunderland within earshot of leveling before the halftime buzzer. But Sheffield restored their 2-goal advantage through another quick breakaway which found an unmarked Danny Neath who calmly slotted it home to make it 5-3.
The second period got off to a flyer for Sheffield, scoring from the get-go through another great passage of play which all started from Sheffield’s captain Adam Derradji who netted a double for himself in the game. Also making some excellent blocks off the line to keep Sheffield in the game. Sheffield did have their shooting boots on, but their lapse in concentration at the back prevented them from dealing with most transitions in play as Sunderland added another flurry of goals clawing the game to within 3 goals before the final buzzer. Wildey spoke to the media on his thoughts on how he saw the game unfold;
“It was a good game. Good to get another 3 points of course, I thought we started well but when we got into comfortable leads we dropped off with the intensity. Allowing Sunderland more time and space. We also weren’t great in transitions both offensively and defensively today, but it is what it is. We’ve got important players missing and playing against a more aggressive team that we’re used to. Got to be happy with another 3 points.”
Sheffield put the matter to bed with only 2 minutes remaining on the clock, to keep up their double-digit scoring as they remain firmly planted at the top of the league with a 3-point gap from 2nd and a dominant goal difference over other teams with a 26-goal difference. Things certainly look bright for the new era of Sheffield Futsal Club as they look strong contenders for the championship title.
Sheffield: Wildey, Thiedeman, Andrade, Peech, Derradji, Brown, Neath, Didici, Popescu