Genesis dominated London United in a comfortable home win on Sunday evening. Sixteen-year-old Liam Hunt came on for Genesis in the first half making him the youngest player to play in the Super League. Coach Trevor Tamatve was very happy with Hunt’s and the team’s performance when speaking to Rising East after the game.
“It was a good win today against London United. We are looking to cement second spot in the league. The win today allowed us to get a six-point gap against thirrd place rivals Baku United We started very strong in the first half we scored five goals but second half we kind dropped of the tempo.
The coach also mentioned how impressed he was with Hunt. “Liam just turned 16 last Saturday and he was excellent today. He played with a lot of maturity and confidence. It is great giving young players an opportunity to play in the National League. Liam has tremendous potential and he is one for the future”.
The East London club got off the marks quickly when Claudio Ribeiro taped in a rebound after a shot by Felipe Neves was saved. Genesis were comfortable in possession and were keeping the ball well. United in a rare attack had a good chance but Keeper George White made a smart stop to keep the score at 1-0.
Down the other end Ribiero made a square pass to Jamie Shawyer who punished London for their missed chance. Shawyer had a chance to make it three but his effort was cleared off the line. Two goals in quick succession followed by Neves and Ribiero put Genesis 4-0 up and in a promising position. Vitorino made it 5-0 with a great solo effort.
United came out for the second half much more organised and quickly hit the post. They soon had another good chance but substitute keeper Dario Schettini made a good save to keep the clean sheet. Vitorino had a great chance to make it six for Genesis but his chance was wasted. The second half had fewer chances with Genesis seeing out time for a very good victory.
Genesis aim to cement their spot in the play off places of the National League with three games remaining. Coach Tamatave sees the importance of finishing the last two months in strong fashion.
“We need to focus and prepare very well, as the next two months will be important. The club and players know what we have to do, and this means putting the work in now. We also have the FA Futsal Cup match where we have a tricky game against Cambridge United Futsal Club. We would like to push for the finals again this season.”