Sassco took part in their first FA People’s Cup, a 5-a-side competition played at Goals Sunderland on Sunday 26th February, but failed to get a Quarter Final spot.
The first game caught us a bit cold. Two mistakes led to two goals, but we managed to respond to each with an equaliser. Eventually, we went 3-2 ahead and eventually 4-2, including having a goal disallowed. Great saves from Cooper, combined with a brace each from Boiston and Newbold.
The second game saw us against the stronger looking team in the group, and once again, we went 1-0 down, before Newbold struck the equaliser in a 1-1 draw.
We were on straight after against a team which seemed to be the weakest. However, we struggled to create chances (as did the opponents), but as the game was heading into a 0-0 draw, they struck from distance and we failed to find a way back into the game and were eliminated with a 1-0 defeat.