MFDS entered two teams into the MFC youth tournament an U11 and an U12's as Moston Jnrs and what a great first taste of Futsal it was!
The U12's played four, won one, drew one and lost two. The best game of the day was against a impressive sala soccer side coached by Neil Lucas. The team went two down straight away but fought back only to lose 4-2 after some great free flowing football from both sides which was a pleasure to watch.
The U11's made a excellent start winning there first game 4-0. from then on it was much the same story winning both other group games with ease. In the final the boys came up against sala soccer school, so they knew they would have to work hard. About four minutes passed and then finally the breakthrough came 1-0 Moston but the sala boys never gave up straight from the kick off a sala player darted forward stole the ball and with two more strides the ball was in the back of the net, 1-1. From one lapse of concentration just, just maybe the team could dismantle all the days hard work. From then on it was a great game to watch the ball was back and forth non stop. Final whistle the teams swap ends for two minutes extra time. Both teams continued to cancel each other out and there was no break through... Penalties...Some mothers hate to watch, some players hate to take them but they are there to decide a match and in my eyes not a winner. After a great save from the Moston keeper and three great strikes from the penalty takers Moston came out Manchester Futsal Youth Tournament U11 Champions.
Thank you to all at Manchester Futsal Club and to all the teams who took part.
Click the video below to view the highlights from the tournament.
“We teach the skills [of futsal] which will help to improve the person as a football player, It’s a small-sided game which at the end of the day is better for the future development of the player and that’s what we keep working at.” ”