Gamma Gladiators’ fragile defense allows Zeta Bolts to put 5 past in an extremely one-sided match.
Zeta got off to an early start when Panja put the Bolts in front following a beautiful assist from Ameya. It was the first chance created of the match and Zeta found themselves ahead with just 2 minutes on the clock.
The goal was just the beginning of it as Zeta continued to attack and trouble Gamma’s defense. Gamma was not able to react quickly enough to Zeta’s pressing and was quite sloppy giving away the ball multiple times.
Gamma’s collapsing defense meant that Zeta kept creating attacking threats and managed to double their lead. It was Ashish who cleverly stole the ball off Gamma and slotted it past the keeper into the back of the net.
Gamma’s defensive calamities didn’t stop here, and Zeta managed to take advantage of it once again by making it three. This time it was Shahid who earned himself his name on the scoresheet. This meant that Zeta was three to the good with just 15 minutes played.
Having conceded three already the shakiness and frustration among Gamma players was visible. Gamma was in a sticky situation here where they could neither create any attacking outcomes nor manage to stop Zeta’s attackers. It was the half time whistle that saved Gamma from further embarrassment.
However, the second half started with the same story as before as a solid and exquisite Zeta attacking charge came to fruit when Ameya converted Panja’s pass. The goal was a team effort showing how better a team Zeta was.
Gamma tried to change gears in attack but was caught out when Zeta players managed to find Panja free. Panja’s solo run and excellent finishing meant that Zeta became the first team of this season to score 5 goals in a match.
In what seemed to be an immediate response, Gamma scored their first goal of the match immediately after. It was an excellent goal by Ayush as he provided some consolation to Gamma in this forgettable game for them.
Gamma started attacking more and playing much better football, but it was too late, and the match came to an end 5-1 in favor of Zeta Bolts.
Zeta Bolts will see this match as a big sign of improvement as it was definitely their best performance this season. As for Gamma Gladiators, this was a match to forget and they would be hoping to bury away these memories when they face Psi Vipers next.