On Saturday 2nd June FutAcademy participated in the PRINS Finals Day 2018, held at Universidad Justo Sierra, San Mateo. It was an early start for the 2008 team who kicked off proceedings at 8am with their final against Cumbres Bosques on pitch 3.
The players seemed rather nervous at the start of the match, and some uncharacteristic mistakes led to the team conceding two early goals without reply. It wasn´t until a well worked move down the right hand side of the pitch resulting in a goal in favour of the 08 team did the nerves subside and the team begin to play some neat football. Unfortunately some good play from the opposition also led to conceding more goals but by the second half the FutAcademy side began to dominate and rightfully took the lead with 5 minutes remaining in the game with a powerful shot struck into the bottom corner. However, there was to be a late twist. The Cumbres side managed to break away down the left hand side of the field and strike in the last seconds to level the match and take it to penalties.
With penalties having been practised in midweek, the players were more than prepared and although both team scored all three of their first penalties, it was the fourth that counted as the FutAcademy player slotted it home nicely wihlst the rival unfortunately missed wide to the left hand post. Celebrations ensued and the team now goes on to face Humanitree in the Champions of Champions match to be played next weekend.