Future Lions put in their most complete performance of the season so far with a superb 2-1 win over Hungarian side Kaposvar hosted by Brooke House College at Harborough Town FC.
To put it in perspective, Kaposvar is a city in Hungary with a population of around 100,000 which would be comparable to the size of Kettering and its surrounding boroughs. They hold annual youth tournaments every year and select an elite u20s side to Tour to other countries.
It proved to be the Future Lions biggest test so far with a high intensity and competitive nature throughout. The lions created a handful of good opportunities within the first 20 minutes around the 18 yard box but were lacking a killer instinct in front of goal. Against the run of play, Kaposvar counter attacked superbly to allow their burly number 9 to spin and expertly finish from 12 yards out.
The Lions continued to pose questions and finally hit back before half time through a sweet Razvan low drive from 20 yards out. Kaposvar remained a threat on the counter attack and were determined to win the match at all costs during the second half. The returning Callum Snow in goal was a welcome sight and his strong hand down to his left from a stinging shot from 25 yards was important on 65 minutes.
Eventually the Lions dominance in possession started to show as chances kept coming and the winner came from The unlikeliest of sources. After some neat build up play, holding midfielder Channant (ICE) found some space in the box and fired home his first ever competitive goal. The celebrations were wild and showed a huge level of admiration for the 17 year old. The side managed the game very well in the closing stages whilst still managing to carve out opportunities in front of goal without finding the finishing touch. The Lions have now won 6 matches in a row and are proving a real competitive test for any side from any part of the world.
Man of the Match - Channant (ICE)