The first half started with SFI attacking and dominating the game; but, couldn't deliver a goal. Finally, in the 8th minute SFI #10 Elod kicked a very impressive goal. But, the referee didn't allow it, because of a handball.
A couple of minutes later, in the 11th. minute, FCBase took the lead when #2 Enzo scored FCBase's only goal in the match. Enzo's quick and skillful attack was impossible to defend. The talented FCBase forward kicked a perfect goal.
FCBase kept the lead until the last minute of the first half. Then, before the half time, SFI's forward Elod kicked another smashing goal. This time without a handball. Thus, the first half ended with 1:1
First Half Possession
Second Half Possession
A 1:1 draw would mean FCBase could not knock out SFI from the first place. FCBase must win the match to achieve this. Both teams, as well as the parents were well aware of this.
Needless to say, the second half was intense.
SFI goalkeeper Louis had several great saves, preventing FCBase to score. Every attack was an emotional roller coaster for the players, coaches and families.
In the last 5 minutes SFI was running out the clock, waiting for the final whistle. A draw would have been good enough for SFI. But, a few seconds before the final whistle, SFI #6 Eloi scored a brilliant goal. Thus, SFI taking away the 3 points for winning this amazing U10 match. A very happy ending for SFI indeed.