Match 2: FA Academy (Jones 2, Poulson 2, Stothard)5-1 Charlton Athletic[/B]
Ganoosh 7, Kemp 8, Stothard 9, Thomas 8, Davies 7 (McRumber 7), Scott, Poulson 10, Umar 9, Ginsberg 7, Jones 9(Talbott), Brown 7
Unused subs: Kandenta, Balmer, Alacarde
Poor defending allowed a goal, but a tactical change resulted in five replies that in reality could and should have been more - we had ten shots on target.
I'll do the requested screenshots after the Wycombe game.
We drew Liverpool at Anfield in the Carling Cup, and Stevenage at home in the JPT.
Carling Cup (Football League Cup) 2nd Round: Liverpool vs FA Academy - Anfield Stadium
Tuesday, 23rd August 2011. KO: 1900
FA Academy team:
1 Baba Ganoosh GK
14 Steve Duffy RB
2 Lewis Davies LB
18 Jake Stothard CB
6 James Thomas CB
4 Arron Balmer DM
8 Kris Scott RM
11 Ace Willingham LM
7 Omar Brown ST
9 Danny Jones ST
19 Gavin Kandenta (GK)
15 Joe McRumber
12 John Harkness
22 Geraint Alacarde
20 David Ginsberg
25 Brett Stevens
10 David Akinfewa
Tactic: 4-4-2 Diamond (first time we've used this)
Pre-match prediction: Liverpool win
My prediction: Draw
Within a minute, we came under attack, but Jordan Henderson sent the ball flying far over the crossbar. The next few minutes were tense for both sides, neither getting very close to the goal. Then, in the 13th minute, Omar managed to get past Martin Kelly. His cross was whipped in, but it went straight at Reina in the Liverpool goal. The Spaniard deflected it away - right onto the path of Kris Scott! A delighted Scott headed the ball home!
In the 23rd minute, James brought down a Liverpool forward and earned himself a yellow card. Jonjo Shelvey blasted the freekick over the bar, but it was Shelvey who later scored for Liverpool, a headed goal that we perhaps could have cleared better.
Danny had to be carried off after the 32nd minute, forcing me to bring on Brett, who was playing his first match since his own injury, on sooner than I would have liked.
It was not long before we re-took the lead, though, as James rose beautifully from a corner and planted the ball firmly into the net, dismaying the Kop End. Things remained this way until well after half-time, when I swapped a tired Elliott with David Akinfewa. Some others were looking tired, but I decided to save my third sub, as we were in the 63rd minute and an injury was still highly possible. The game continued to play itself out in midfield, with not much action of note, until the 75th minute. Omar again broke away down the left, but this time, he beat Reina! It was 3-1! At this point I took Steve Duffy, who was knackered, off in favour of Joe McRumber.
The third goal seemed to kill Liverpool off, who merely achieved two more bookings and nearly lost another goal, to a brilliant effort from one of Willingham's free kicks.
Final score: Liverpool 1-3 FA Academy (Scott, Thomas, Brown)
Ganoosh 7, Duffy 7 (McRumber), Stothard 7, Thomas 8, Davies 7, Balmer 7, Scott 8, Willingham 7, Talbott 7 (Akinfewa 7), Jones 7 (Stephens 7), Brown 9
In the third round we face Manchester United at home