Fixture: FA National Futsal League (Midlands Division)
Date and time: Sunday 14 October 2012 at 3pm
Score: Team Bath 9 – 1 Cardiff City FC Futsal
Venue: Founders Sports Hall, University of Bath
Team Bath tames Dragons!
Team Bath followed up their impressive opening day win against Loughborough with a strong 9-1 victory over National League rivals Cardiff City FC Futsal Club.
Team Bath were in front after just seven seconds as Parkes smashed home in Bath’s first attack on the Cardiff goal finishing a fantastic back post ball by captain Ingram. This seemed to rattle Cardiff as Kitson and Jennings notched soon after the opener to storm into a 3-0 lead.
As the half progressed Team Bath remained in control creating numerous chances with new signing Ballinger impressing with his build up play in Bath’s attacks.
Cardiff did start to come into the game as the half wore on but they were unable to break down a stubborn Team Bath defensive unit and Dix in the home goal was rarely troubled. Yilmaz added the fourth goal just before half time for the home side.
The second half brought more goals, but the game lost momentum at times as the tempo of the game dropped, Captain Ingram and Player/Coach Kitson bagged Team Bath’s fifth and sixth goals respectively, before Parkes grabbed his second of the game.
Cardiff’s determined efforts were rewarded when they managed to pull one back half way through the second half with a good counter attack goal finished nicely at the back post.
Bath carried on attacking creating numerous chances and pivot player Grahame Gardiner was rewarded with a goal for his solid display after good work from the very impressive Gary Bell to make it 8.1.
Team Bath operated with a flying Goalkeeper for the last five minutes of the second half that worked well and brought a new dynamic approach to the game and this lead to Ballinger notching the final goal of the game with a few minutes to go with second half keeper Jones also going close with seconds remaining.