At 2:40 pm on December 24, the final of Freshman Cup between our faculty and School of Computer kicked off at Gao Zhi Stadium. After intense and tough rivalry for 68 minutes, our Football team finally routed the opponent by 3-0 and won the championship.
With the whistle blowing, the match kicked off. In terms of brilliant performances of our captain, Player 9 Ji Dingyi in both the group stage and the knock-out stage, School of Computer Football Team initiated cruel attack from the very beginning to limit Ji’s performance. In the 6th minute, as the first threat to our team, one of School of Computer’s players made a breakthrough from the left wing and tried a long shot. Being blocked, he shot wide the second time. Afterwards, they continued to choose to attack down the left wing and moved forward by sideline ball. However, our defense was tough with Player 7 Liao Heran and Player 9 Ji Dingyi succeeding in clearing the ball many times. The game fell into stalemate. Both teams confronted each other in the middlefield, looking for opportunities. As the match went on, our team gradually took the initiative and changed from resistance to attack.
In the 20th minute, our team players Wu Linyin and Ji Dingyi cooperated with each other and kicked the ball into the opponent’s penalty area. Player 7 Liao Heran scored a goal where their goalkeeper lost his control of the ball, helping our team lead by one point and breaking the stalemate. The match became increasingly fierce. Our team gradually took the dominance with Ji Dingyi taking advantage of flexible position changes not only to block the opponent’s attack down the wings by attacking from the middle, but also to reinforce our defense. In the 32nd minute, Ji Dingyi got the ball and took a solo drive with his personal capacity, taking a volley shot at the penalty area and hitting the ball in the net. Our team scored another goal. Afterwards, the first half ended with our team leading by 2-0.
The second half kicked off. Facing the situation of falling behind, players of School of Computer Football Team changed their positions and adopted the strategy to attack initiatively down the wings. Confronted with their fierce attack, we stabilized the situation by brilliantly heading the ball to the middlefield. Simultaneously, our defenders collaborated perfectly and defended immediately to defuse the danger. The game fell into stalemate again. In the 12th minute of the second half, School of Computer Football Team substituted. Subsequently, our Player 8 Wu Linyin moved the ball, flexibly breaking through two players’ defense successively and directly going forward towards the goal, while the goalkeeper finally caught the ball. In the 23rd minute, ball’s being taken into the penalty area motivated fierce battle. Ji Dingyi grasped the opportunity to score a header, which was his second goal. The audience bursted into cheers, shouting “Regardless of the challenges, School of Sociology is the most brilliant!”.Our team led by 3-0. In the last fewer than 10 minutes, School of Computer substituted again but failed to change the final result.
Ultimately, our team routed School of Computer Football Team by 3-0 and won the championship of Freshman Cup.In the past several competitions, our team was always eliminated in the semi-final. However, in this Freshman Cup, our players performed skillfully, collaborated with each other well and defeated various opponents along the way to create our new history, showing our unique style.