A very early and wet kick off at Failsworth soccer centre this morning. Not sure whether the boys had been up early watching Tyson Fury but they all arrived fresh, in confident mood and ready to go. We played the same team earlier in the season and they outplayed us so we were keen to improve today and show what they can really do. From the first whistle we looked dangerous. We looked calm at the back and always looking positive playing the ball forward. There were plenty of chances for both teams but today we took ours very well and defended superbly.
Aiden wore the gloves today and pulled off some top class saves including one which he managed to stretch and tip over the bar.His distribution was quick from goal kicks and he could use his long range to set us off on the attack.
Zak and Lucas played at the back today with Alex in the holding midfield role just infront. The three of them worked brilliantly together and covered each other when one went forward. If someone went past one of them their team mate was right there to help, brilliant to watch. All three of them tackled hard and used the ball well. Zak scored a well taken free kick early on in the game.
Riley was up against a big opponent but really gave him problems. He hit the post early on and then kept going and got a well deserved goal at the end with a good finish.
John dominated the pitch today, winning the personal battles and adding another goal as well as 2 long range efforts which came really close.
Joshua added another goal with a neat finish around the keeper. His link up play with the midfield was impressive today too.
I think everyone who watched today saw a big improvement in how the team are starting to put together some good play moving the ball between all the players and being a lot more of a threat going forward from all angles. Today was really enjoyable to watch and the boys deserve a lot of praise for the quality of their play and the amount of effort they all put in. Well done.
Cup games start next week….
Man of the Match – Zak