New Season, new challenges. We’ve said goodbye and good luck to Jawdan, Ollie, Alannam, Luca & Enzo. Graham has stepped in to assist the team.
We had to face a tough opponent, and the task became even more challenging when Marco called in sick.
The team were excited to be back together, and were soon playing the style of football that we know they’re capable of. Jack and Isaac were looking dangerous out wide, and Daniel and Aimee were strong in tackling and recovering possession. But a big mention must go to Liam in goal, for his bravery and agility!
As the half drew on, we were punished by our opponents, and at times, guilty of not dealing with 1 on 1’s. But as ever, the team responded with a move down the right wing. Joe fed the ball to Isaac, then continued his run towards the box, Isaac delivered the cross for Joe to finish at the 2nd attempt! (Straight from Thursdays session)
HALF TIME TEAMTALK
Once the players were refreshed, I asked for their thoughts? ‘Happy, playing well, not worried’
So refreshing, and ready to go again! I praised the attitude and asked them to keep searching for the spaces, and let the play flow.
The second half began and Aimee (now on the left wing) found herself 1 on 1 with the keeper, rounded him but her shot was blocked on the line! We’d go close twice more before scoring 3 unanswered goals to level the game. A great response!
The game then began to open up, and the team looked a little tired as an unchallenged strike went in to the top corner, nothing Jack could do to save that.
Riley dropped back well to bolster our defence from the midfield, and he and Joe were finding Isaac and Aimee well with some clever through balls.
As the oppositions players were rotated once more, the fresh legs would go on to increase their lead, and they were good for it. Both teams would rattle the goal frame more times before each scoring again. A brilliant match to watch!
TRAINER OF THE WEEK – JACK
STAR PLAYER – EVERYONE
COACHING NOTE – we can practice the technique of HOW to pass, shoot, dribble or control the ball. But the skill is knowing WHEN and WHERE to do it?