HOLLAND, MI- Liquid Football (4-2-1) beat Holland Struikrovers (1-4-0) 5-2 at Macatawa Bay Middle School Saturday afternoon.
Liquid Football was looking to continue their winning ways against Holland Struikrovers. Both teams had to do a quick turnaround, having played games during the week. Liquid Football beat Michigan Jaguars in a thrilling 1-0 win Thursday night, while Holland lost to West Michigan Bearings 7-0 on Wednesday.
Liquid Football got off to a slow start. Holland was creating most of the opportunities in the first portion of the game. In the 19th minute, Connor Fowler received a pass at the top of the box. He got a shot off despite multiple Liquid Football players in the area. He beat Liquid Football keeper Esmail Haidan to make it 1-0 Struiks. A few minutes later, Liquid Football struck back. Bosh Tanyi hit a thunderous volley from a Jonah Dahn cross near post to tie it up 1-1.
After Bosh’s goal, the tide turned, and momentum shifted in Liquid Football’s favor. They had more possession and were creating more chances. Just before halftime, Waseem Muthana crossed it to his brother Wisam Muthana. He headed it down for Beni Tanyi, who side-volleyed it into the back of the net, making it 2-1 Liquid Football.
In the second half, with the newly subbed on Cyrus Saydee, Liquid Football was keeping possession and creating more opportunities. In the 65th minute, Bosh Tanyi was in a one-on-one with the keeper for the third time in the game. The third time was the charm because he dribbled past him and passed it into the back of the net. 3-1 Liquid Football.
A few moments later, Holland answered. A great save by debutant keeper Angel Marquez went out for a corner kick. The ensuing corner came in, and Lucas Freriks was there to tap in the ricochet. 3-2 Liquid Football.
In the 72nd minute, Liquid Football struck again. Bosh Tanyi received the ball and ran down the wing, sending a pass across the goal to Waseem Muthana, who made no mistake and put the ball in the back of the net, making it 4-2.
Liquid Football didn’t take the foot off the gas pedal. In the 85th minute, Elijah Hyman received the ball on the run in the corner of the box. He crossed it far post to Alaa Algaithi, who took a touch to settle it down and smashed it into the roof of the net. 5-2 Liquid Football.
The final whistle sounded. Liquid Football got three points and a three-win streak. Liquid Football’s next match isn’t until July 6th when the Michigan Stars U-23 come to University Liggett School for a huge game. Kick off is at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are on sale now.