On a beautiful winter morning, our 15A Football team drew against Auckland Grammar School for a round two match in the College Sport 15A Championship.
Whilst King’s was coming off with a win in round one, Auckland Grammar had played out a low-scoring draw the week before.
The match’s early period was controlled by the Auckland Grammar team who were more accurate in their attacking phase, whilst King’s were at times too casual and careless in their possession. Auckland Grammar was able to create and finish goals which saw them lead 2-0 at halftime.
In the second half, although King’s was often defending in its half, the team’s transition to attack became more frequent and accurate. However, Auckland Grammar was able to score its third goal off one awkward loss of possession moment in our defensive third.
This seemed to spark King’s into life. Two quick goals of our own were scored by Michael Sheed off good attacking runs and passes which led to one-on-one chances being clinically converted. So, at 2-3, it was game on!
King’s continued to increase its share of territory and off one attacking phase, Wilson Souphanthavong was able to create some space for a low-driven shot into the bottom corner to make the score 3-3.
There was to be another twist in the tale in the match’s final minutes when an Auckland Grammar player was brought down awkwardly in the penalty box, but Patrick Maher stood tall in goal and the Auckland Grammar penalty kick flew high over the crossbar.
It was an exciting end to a closely fought football match after a strong second half comeback from our King’s young men.
15A Football Team Coach