Today Seahorse Academy were the visitors to Black Mountain Hua Hin Football Academy. Our Under 14 and Under 10 teams were both in action and both teams put on solid first half performances but lost momentum after half time.
First up were the Under 10s who were up against organized, experienced and very skilled opposition. In the first half the team saw very little of the ball but were extremely disciplined with their positioning and saw central midfielder Alex track back on numerous occasions to win vital tackles.
Seahorse took an early lead but BMHHFA equalized against the run of play with Nick finishing a superb team goal that saw William, Alex and Louis all combine to set the central midfielder up for a well taken finish. Seahorse took a deserved lead just before half time to make it 2-1 at the break.
In the second half Seahorse made several changes but the replacements were also extremely good. With a smaller squad BMHHFA didn’t have the option of bringing on fresh legs and the team lost its shape with several players struggling on what was a very hot afternoon.
Nick scored a second but it was one way traffic for the rest of the half with Seahorse capitalizing on a series of goalkeeping errors to run out as 8-2 winners. Afterwards we asked the Seahorse coaches how they had managed to get their players so well organized and they said the group had been working together for nearly five years, it really showed.
The Under 14s got off to a much faster start and ran amok in the opening 20 minutes. Gluay grabbed a hat trick, Elias scored the other and there was also an own goal as BMHHFA spurned numerous clear cut chances and should have been much further ahead at the break than the 5-2 scoreline suggested.
At half time BMHHFA introduced some younger players and lost a lot of momentum. Gluay grabbed a fourth but limped off after suffering from cramp and with Seahorse on top we also lost tough tackling defender Benz due to injury.
The equalizer arrived with only six BMHHFA players on the pitch after some confusion over the substitutions and Seahorse grabbed a very late goal to run out as 7-6 winners. It was still a very positive performance against opponents fielding a handful of 15 year olds, and our Under 14 team has now scored 24 goals in three games, with Gluay grabbing eight of them.