Lions draw with Haughton Green
Best team we have faced so far. Strong and have a few good players. We started strong going two up in the first 10 minutes. We then went to sleep for about 10 minutes and didn’t play to the whistle so we were pegged back to 2-2 just before half time. We had a couple of chances early second half but it was them that went in front for the first time. Long ball through caught us cold and he fired a good shot passed Sam. Players didn’t know what was going on. I didn’t know what was going on!! I told the boys to calm down and get back playing like we can. We switched it to one at the back and pushed two extra into midfield. It worked a treat we created 3 more chances in the last 5 minutes with DJ finding the net for 3-3 with 2 minutes to go. Lions dont give in and it was only what we deserved. Well done boys in hard conditions and not much help from the man in the middle.
Kestrels beat Whitemoss
Kestrels 7-2 Whitemoss
Dan 10′ 20′
Joe B 55′ 58′
The boys battled through tough conditions to grab a convincing victory against a quality Whitemoss team. After conceding early on, Kestrels applied a high intensity press and bombarded Whitemoss during a twenty minute spell when they hit four goals, effectively killing the game before half time. Dan got two: an opportunistic close range effort and a fantastic long range free kick the keeper could only palm into the roof of the net. Wilson added a third, running onto a nice through ball, and Ali got the fourth with a trademark header from a corner. Whitemoss got their second just after the break, but Kestrels responded in the same way in worsening conditions – the rain was torrential at this point – Haris returned a goal kick from the halfway line back over the keeper’s head. Joe B added two late strikes as Kestrels completed a comprehensive performance with a nice late flourish.
A great team performance today. Throughout we showed brilliant confidence, grit and determination and our heads didn’t go down after conceding early. We were more free flowing in the second half and our energy levels didn’t drop as the opposition chased the game. Great positional awareness across the team with a number of swaps not fazing the lads. The defensive unit worked solidly, with all contributors making important interceptions and Ali was a rock as ever. Special mention for our ‘keepers who are adapting brilliantly to our new routine and made some great saves, beaten only by two unstoppable shots. Man of the Match for Haris, controlled the middle, battled it out, kept the ball moving and scored a half way line chip. A good day at the office!
Dragons lose 9-3 to Preston
Max, Luke and Ethan all scored goals in a bad game in awful conditions