Day 1 consisted of a very early first game kick off at 8am vs a Papakura City U17s. A bright start with Jakaya Anink scoring the first after a Mac assist, Papakura came back after half time, but then and Tommy Chao scoring the second after a nice assist by Hugo Debenham.
Final Result: Christchurch United U17s 2-1 Papakura City U17s
Second game of the day was a thriller against a well organised West Coast Rangers U17s.
West Coast took the lead, only for Jakaya Anink to equalise, West Coast then went onto scored 3 more unanswered goals making is a 1-4 scoreline.
Then Christchurch dug deep and shown just how much discipline the squad has.
Goal! Hugo Debenham scores 2-4
Goal! Hugo Debenham scores from a penalty 3-4
GOOOAAL! Jakaya Anink makes the comeback complete 4-4
Final Result: Christchurch United U17s 4-4 West Coast Rangers U17s
Co-Captain Jackson Blake summed up the day
"First game vs Papakura: 1-0 up first half, we were the dominant team but struggled to create chances. Second half we made it much harder than it should’ve been conceding an early goal, however getting a goal back soon after, finishing the game with a 2-1 win. Second game vs West Coast Rangers: 4-1 down after a poor first half, however we showed great character to come back and get a point with the game ending 4-4"
That leaves our U17s unbeaten after day one, with tomorrow's fixtures:
Friday 9th Dec 12pm Christchurch United U17s vs Auckland United FC U17s
Friday 9th Dec 6pm Christchurch United U17s vs Fencibles United U17s