GPS FC Bayern vs Right to Dream – Junior Section match report

Jul 27, 2015 | Junior Section

Right to Dream began their Milk Cup journey with an impressive performance. Both teams played their part in a cagey opening 10 minutes. There was little to choose between the two sides; Right to Dream dominating possession, but GPS FC Bayern looking threatening on the counter attack. Right to Dream were having most joy on the right hand side, Isaac Atanga a constant threat. In the early exchanges, GPS left back Tobias McKay Jnr was more than able to extinguish that threat, managing to have a few surging runs forward himself. The first chance fell to Right to Dream’s central midfielder, Modibo Diarrasouba who saw his good strike saved by GPS keeper Ryan Manning.

GPS had started strongly, but were starting to give the ball away cheaply; Right to Dream striker Kelvin Owusu Boateng, applying good pressure from the front. The African side began dominating possession, captain Firas Kora always assured in possession and providing a foundation for attack, bringing the ball out from the centre of defence.

The breakthrough came when the impressive Atanga played a sublime through ball to Sammed Bawa who cooly slotted home. Bawa almost made it two on the stroke of half time when he shot over from close range. GPS’s only real chance of the first half fell to striker Jonathan Rodrigues who blazed over the bar.

The Ghanaian’s picked up the tempo in the second half, adding a second early on. A beautiful move started by Boateng on the left, was flicked on by Emmanuel Bam before Bawa placed the ball home for his second of the game. Right to Dream quickly made it three when Bawa picked up on a loose throw-in before executing a mazy run and squaring to Diarrasouba, who finished emphatically.

By now Right to Dream were rampant, Diarrasouba orchestrating play from the middle of the park and the side enjoying almost total possession. They scored a fourth when Atanga picked-up a loose ball from the GPS goalkeeper, playing a pass to Boateng who was left with an easy finish. The result was compounded when the African side scored their fifth following a good run by Bam on the left hand side.

A fantastic performance, which will no doubt prove ominous to the rest of the teams in the Junior section.

Ben Smith

Man of the match – Isaac Atanga. The right winger’s pace and skill was a constant threat.