Published on October 21, 2013 | by Ashley Weston0
UAL Thirds lose out in 12-goal thriller
LSE 3rd XI 7 – 5 UAL 3rd XI
University of the Arts men’s 3rd team started the season off on the wrong end of a 12-goal thriller away to London School of Economics Thirds.
A hat-trick from captain Frankie Hullett and goals from Ryan Jackson and Jake Stevenson were not enough as LSE rallied back from 4-2 down at the break to complete a stunning turn around.
The Arts got off to a bad start, going behind after five minutes.
They leveled almost immediately after good work from Hullett, who cut the ball back for Jackson to slide home.
LSE controlled much of the first half and their pressure told when goalkeeper Jay McGilton parried a long-range shot, leaving an easy tap in for Jay Valencia.
The away side should have been further behind, when they failed to deal with a long ball that left Valencia clean through, however he was thwarted by the brilliant McGilton.
Great interchange between debutant Michael Carre and Jackson down the right hand side picked out Hullett who produced a smart finish to beat the goalkeeper.
UAL were now on top, and they deservedly took the lead after Carre released Hullett who scored his second of the game, with a sublime lob over the keeper.
LSE had chances to level but Arts had man of the match McGilton to thank, as he pulled off two terrific saves, near the end of the half.
Things got even better for Arts as Jake Stevenson headed home from a Hullett corner to take a 4-2 lead on the stroke of half time.
The second half started ominously for Arts as LSE quickly pulled two goals back in a matter of minutes, to level at 4-4.
Arts could have fallen behind had it not been for a brilliant McGilton double save, but they were soon behind as a mix-up between Ivan Badev and Pato Chauvet led to Valencia slotting home.
They went further behind from a deflected header, after failing to deal with a corner, and with ten minutes left the game looked to be over.
However Hullett had other ideas and with five minutes left completed his hat trick with a cool finish.
Arts couldn’t find an equaliser and LSE wrapped the game up in the last minute of the game, with Valencia completing his hat trick again from a corner that wasn’t dealt with, leaving an easy tap in to make it 7-5.