Aldershot Academy 4 Kanu SA 3
In their final game of the tour Kanu SA just fell short by the odd goal in a seven goal thriller.
The game started quite even with Aldershot having the benefit of the wind behind their backs.
Aldershot took an early lead when the ball was worked down the left where the ball was crossed in, and with a slight assistance from the wind looped into the net of the far post.
Kanu SA eventually took hold of the midfield and started to create chances which they failed to convert. Eventually Kanu SA levelled the score when Tyler Cleghorn was put through on goal, the keeper saved Tyler’s effort but the ball fell nicely to Roshawn Juhmi on the edge of the box who swept it into the net. Kanu SA had several more chances before half time to take the lead but failed to put them away.
Half time Aldershot 1. Kanu SA 1.
The second half started much the same way both team battling hard and trying to work the ball.
Kanu SA took the lead when Tyler Cleghorn beat his man for pace before tucking the ball into the net through the keepers legs.
Aldershot were soon level after some good work down the right, where the ball was pulled back to the six yard box and finished tidely.
Kanu SA were soon ahead again when Tyler Cleghorn was played through, the keeper saved his first shot but Tyler followed up to put the ball into the empty net.
Aldershot equalised on the half of the second half, after a miss hit shot found its way through to a suspiciously looking offside player who tucked the ball into the net.
The rest of the half continued in the same fashion with both teams having their chances to nick a winner. But unfortunately Aldershot nicked it with 5 mins to spare after some good work down the left a pin point cross was delivered where it was met by a great headed goal into the top corner.
Kanu SA had a couple more chances to level up the game, but unfortunately tonight it wasn’t to be their night.
Both teams played the game in great spirit and in difficult windy conditions kept trying to work the ball on the ground.
Full time Aldershot 4 Kanu SA 3.