This was an impressive 0 – 10 win for our first away game of the new season.
The playing fields were located in very nice surroundings. So much so, turning into the Sutton Coldfield estate, my Dad thought the Sat Nav was taking us to the wrong place. It was perfect weather conditions – contributing to the enjoyment of the game.
Although the managers have been under pressure, by the board, to better our last score, we began the game with caution, mainly due to Sportsco’s resilience. Nonetheless, we soon settled into the game, scoring our first goal within 10 minutes (or thereabout, I think). Our second goal followed shortly after before ending the first half at 0 – 5.
The half time team talk, if not invigorating, was filled with academia with Ding chirping on about being ‘too narrow’ and ‘contrasting play’. Hello! Encouragement was also offered, by IB and the gaffer, about the offside rules and orders for the defence to ‘step up’ to catch Sportsco’s number 8 offside.
Every player started the second half with excitement and confidence, which soon contributed to our sixth goal. The seventh goal began from the back, with the ball being played through to midfield before being deposited into the back of the net from a ‘broad’ delivery.
By this time, our worthy competitors, Sportsco were a little worse for wear and heads may have dropped but this did not hinder our ambitions, to get the board off the gaffers back, from turning seven goals into eight, then nine before finishing at 0 -10, with an own goal contributing to the tally.
The goal scorers were Whizza (with 4) who played like a trooper and claimed Man of the Match. The other scorers were Tommy (with 2), Harvey (with 2) and Ashton (with 1). With the own goal, it was an impressive win and an all-round performance by the whole team. Thank you to all parents for their continued support.
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