Pumas comeback inspires second league victory of the season.
Sunderland Futsal Club beat Stoke City 6-3 with an impressive display at the Beacon of Light despite conceding two early goals.
Pumas were unfortunate to concede half way through the first half after Stoke won a corner from their first decent attack and played a short corner which was blasted into the top of the net.
Stoke doubled their lead three minutes later after a thunderous free kick went past the packed box and flew past the keeper.
Sunderland had been the dominant side throughout the first half and finally got what they deserved when Stuart Cameron made a good run behind the Stoke defence and received the ball from Matty Stoddart for him to slot past Stoke’s keeper.
Pumas continued to dominate against a resolute Stoke side when just before the half time they equalised when Liam Dutton scored after Stoke’s keeper was unable to keep hold of a long shot from Ste Boarder allowing Dutton to tap in to level the score.
It didn’t take long for Pumas to take the lead after half time when Liam Dutton received the ball from Jordan Riding then blasted two shots straight at the visitor’s keeper before the ball hit the post and went in eventually putting the host’s in a deserved lead.
Pumas looked in control after the break and Jamie Hounslow went on a great solo run past the Stoke defence and smashed the ball home extending Pumas lead to 4-2.
As Pumas kept on dominating they hit the post once again through Ste Boarder before Stoke brought one back with a quick counter attack and it was soon 4-3 as Stoke desperately tried to get something from the game.
In the final couple of minutes Stoke pushed forward to try and get the equalizer they needed however the game was put to bed when captain Adam Richmond expertly fired through the Stoke defence after a well worked corner routine from the team payed dividends.
Lewis McKay then counter attacked to cross for Richmond who was waiting in the box to smash home his second meaning Pumas had all but won the match with only seconds on the clock remaining. A well deserved 3 points for the team.
Man of the match today was 16 year old Jordan Riding who gave a very strong display with his best performance to date showing maturity beyond his years.
Goalkeeper Lewy Pye making his national league debut for the club was impressed with how the squad reacted after going down early in the match.
“It was either going to go one or two ways, we were going to fold or we were going to rise to the challenge which today we did and I think that’s been our strongest performance to date and I believe we can carry that on for the rest of the season.”
Goal scorer Jamie Hounslow also commented,
“I would like to now go unbeaten for the rest of the season personally, I don’t see any reason why we can’t do it. The squad is good enough to kick on now as we have had some rotten luck in games and with players injured or unavailable so we are now ready to have a strong 2nd half of the season.
|3rd February 2019||2:30 pm||North Div 2||2019|
|Club||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals||Outcome|
|Sunderland Futsal Club||2||4||6||Win|
|Stoke City Futsal Club||2||1||3||Loss|