Junior Section Match Report - Right to Dream 4 - 0 GPS
Right to Dream's Title Defence Off to Fine Start
Right to Dream of Ghana started their defence of the Junior Section title with a 4-0 win over American side GPS at the Coleraine Showgrounds.
Right to Dream looked threatening right from kick-off, Mohammed Diomande and Emmanuel Bam in particular linking well together but their initial chances were quickly closed down by a well-marshalled Bayern defence.
Mark Keiffer had the Americans first attacking chance, finding some space down the right wing. He used his pace to get ahead of the Right to Dream defender before delivering a good cross into the box, but none of his team mates could get there in time to direct it towards goal.
The momentum then swung behind Right to Dream, and the African side opened the scoring mid way through the first half with a fine goal from Perry Kingson. When the American side failed to clear their lines, Right to Dream punished them with a great pass threaded through the defence to Kingson who showed all his skill to chip Cian Clarke in goal. And their lead was doubled just a matter of moments later, when some neat team passing from the boys from Ghana found Diomande on the edge of the area, who expertly placed his shot into the bottom corner. Just before half-time it was almost three when Michael Leaon found himself free down the right, but his cross was just gathered by the American goalkeeper.
Right to Dream started the second half as they finished the first, showing great technical skill in their slick passing moves, and Clarke in the GPS goal was called into action to make good saves from Oliver Tollbell and Kelvin Ofori.
GPS did have positive spells of pressure in the Right to Dream half, with Ryan Fessler, Daniel Madighijan and Travian Sousa all involved, but they were frustrated in their efforts to fashion a serious chance on the African goal. Right to Dream were far more clinical at the other end, and put a gloss on the scoreline with two late goals from Abdul Basit and Emmanuel Bam. The Champions ran out 4-0 victors and move onto play County Antrim at Ballymena Showgrounds on Tuesday (5pm kick-off).
GPS will look to dust themselves down before their next fixture against North Dublin SL at Parker Avenue (1.30pm kick-off).