Another frustrating goalless draw against Zambeef United

LYFA Senior Boys A 0 – 0 Zambeef
The academy claimed a well deserved point with a display full of spirit and togetherness, as they held opponents, Zambeef, to goalless draw.

It was tepid opening 10 minutes, faced once more with deep-lying opposition defense, but LYFA allowed themselves the opportunity to gauge where the gaps appeared. A concerted period of pressure from the host ended with striker Davies Subuni drifting a cross in from the left and Lawrance glancing a header just wide.

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Indeed it was past the quarter hour when the first chance of note was created. Further openings were scarce and in fact LYFA were fortunate not fall behind against the run at the 30 minutes mark. Zambeef attacking was minimal but goalkeeper, Bwalya was alert to tip hosts goal-bound curler wide in an impressive fashion midway through the half. The pattern of LYFA territorial dominance soon resumed with multiple attempts on target. Subuni was denied yet again as he cut in from the left and aimed for the far right corner on the half hour mark. Another attempt saw left-back George testing the goalkeeper with a dipping free-kick from distance.

With neither team still not seeing the back of the net in the first half, it seemed time to bring on key striker Sitali. He quickly offered some added thrust from the left side and his first meaningful contribution was to burst goal-wards and send a powerful drive just over the cross bar. Cletus was next to be brought on as Philip sought sufficient firepower to snatch a late winner. With still no luck it seemed the match was destined for a draw. The opponents aggressive style of play forced the LYFA boys to defend for an extended period as the match neared its conclusion. With the game approaching stoppage time Mwewa smacked an effort into the side netting but there was no late frame as the points were shared. Head Coach, Philip Tembo commented, “The game was tough, the players were focused so ultimately we are happy to go home with 1 point. We will continue to work on our oppressive play and look forward to the home advantage next week where we face opponents Seed United”.

Written by Josias Soko – Secretary

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