The rain held off for Byron Milan and FDS to face off in a competitive match at Northfield Academy. FDS secured the three points with a 6-5 win. Their goals were scored by Ryan Bremner, Regan Coffey, McKenzie Finnie, Connor Elrick and two by Emre Kaplan, while Byron’s goals were scored by Jack Alexander and four by Timilehin Odedairo.
FDS put pressure on early on with Kurtis Williams, McKenzie Finnie and Ryan Bremner putting together a nice series of passes. Williams shot from the edge of the box but the ball was pushed wide by Byron goalkeeper, Ziemowit Magdziarz, and then cleared by Adam Law.
Byron had their first chance of the game through Timilehin Odedairo who penetrated the defence and shot from twenty-five yards but the ball was caught by FDS goalkeeper, Cai Shepherd.
The home side continued to press and Odedairo put the ball through for Jack Alexander who ran into the box but FDS conceded a penalty in their defensive effort. Lew stepped up and struck the ball toward the middle of the goal where it was caught by Shepherd.
The visitors pressed back once more and Lewis Downing drove the ball forward and put the ball into the box for Emre Kaplan, who ran on and struck it into the back of the net in the eleventh minute.
FDS continued to create chances and Logan Coffey volleyed the ball into the box for Jay Douglas but he sent it just wide.
Alexander drove the ball down the wing and sent it into the box for Odedairo who laid the ball back for Jamie Campbell. Campbell shot from twenty-five yards but Shepherd cleared.
In the twentieth minute, Lee Steven shot from wide to the right. Magdziarz pushed the ball wide but Bremner followed in to tap it into the net.
The visitors pressed again soon after and in the twenty-second minute, Kaplan drove the ball down the wing and lobbed the ball over the advancing Magdziarz into the back of the net.
Byron kept their heads up and Odedairo put the ball through for Alexander who shot from the edge of the box. The ball was pushed wide by Shepherd but Alexander shot again only for Downing to clear.
In the twenty-ninth minute Corey Sangster put the ball through for Odedairo who fired it home from inside the box to get his team on the score sheet.
The visitors drove play to the other end, with Bremner jinking through the defence to shoot from fifteen yards but Magdziarz caught the ball. FDS continued to press with Douglas driving into the box but the ball was palmed wide by Magdziarz.
The home side were looking for more openings and Max McAllister sent the ball into space for Odedairo who controlled the ball on the edge of the box and struck it into the back of the net to close the half.
Half-time: Byron Milan 2-3 FDS.