Despite a great first half by Pumas they left the Beacon of Light bitterly disappointed as the hosts were unable to take the most of a good 1st half performance.
Sunderland were 3-0 up half way through the first half and were looking controlled and comfortable against a team at the top of the table.
Debutant Tom Bailey put the hosts ahead after goalkeeper Lewy Pye countered a Manchester shot and Bailey slammed the opener into the roof of the net in the opening few minutes.
Pye then created another great chance with his quick thinking that let Veki Cvetojevic in on the counter attack to double Sunderland’s lead.
Pumas looked to have put themselves in a very good position five minutes later as captain Adam Richmond received the ball form Lewis Mckay who cleverly laid off Richmond who’s powerful shot put the hosts 3-0 up.
Despite such an impressive start Manchester Development are at the top of the table for good reason and they come back began after they broke quickly down the wing beating two Sunderland players and crossed for an easy tap in.
Sunderland struggled for whatever reason to keep a hold off the ball at start of 2nd half and Manchester showed their quality in attack when they won the ball on the half way line and countered quickly to smash home into hit the top right corner of the net
They were soon level when a good piece of play got them around the Sunderland defence and they slid the ball home.
A quick double goal blast after sloppy play meant Sunderland had a lot to do to get something from the game. To make matters worse Owen Wright conceded a penalty that put the league leaders even further ahead.
In the final minute as Sunderland pushed the match once again Manchester counter attacked and put the game fully to bed. All in all a disappointing day for Sunderland after such a superb start.
Youngster Jordan Riding commented after the match,
“To go 3-1 up at half-time it’s just disappointing to throw it away like that in the end but we take it on the chin and we go back into training next week and we work on the things that we didn’t do right.”
MOM was goalkeeper Lewy Pye who was again excellent in all areas including 2 assists and numerous saves.
|3rd March 2019||2:00 pm||North Div 2|
|Club||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals||Outcome|
|Sunderland Futsal Club||3||0||3||Loss|
|Manchester Dev Futsal Club||0||7||7||Win|