Daniel Cachero is in his first year with the under-15 boys’ soccer category after graduating from the younger division, but you wouldn’t know it from his performance last Monday night.
Cachero opened the scoring in in the middle of the second half for Subway in their game versus Cook’s Jewellers, and he did it in style.
“I just had a good pass … and a clear break,” said Cachero after the game.
In a match where the forwards on either side couldn’t buy a goal, Cachero found himself alone in the Cook’s Jewellers penalty area and made no mistake.
The goalie challenged the youngster and collapsed in front of him, but calmly, as if he had been playing with guys older than him for years, Cachero made a move around the fallen keeper and slid it into the open cage to break the game open and give Subway the 1-0 lead.
It’s not his first goal this year, but he also doesn’t know how many he’s collected. He doesn’t keep track.
“I haven’t been paying attention,” he said.
Cachero does, however, work on his dribbling so he can make more calm, cool and collected plays like his goal last week.
“Yeah, in the summer,” he said.
The match was highlighted by Cook’s Jewellers’ Daniel Page, who got four or five glorious chances to give his team the lead.
On his first rush, Page had an open net to shoot on after the keeper was left in no man’s land trying to track down a stray ball, but the striker swung it wide. Later, Page tried to deliver on a break down the left side, but hit the post.
Page would shoot another ball over top of the net and collide with the keeper on two occasions chasing a loose ball down, prompting some outrage from Subway’s squad, whose apt team cheer, “Eat fresh, eat fresh, eat fresh!” could be heard off the rocky banks lining the Charles Hays field.
After Page had threatened all game long for Cook’s Jewellers, it was another player getting the black team on the board, evening the score at one apiece.
Jakob Ingvallsen scored on a deft shot off his left foot after a breakaway sent him in alone to beat a couple defenders from centre field.
“Complete surprise,” said Ingvallsen.
“I thought the goalie had it [but] it just slipped under his armpit by luck.”
The right-footed striker closed out the scoring with his marker, and Subway in their reds and Cook’s Jewellers ended the game knotted at 1-1.
“That was a surprising shot,” said Ingvallsen.