Squad. Aaron,Alex,Alfie,Bailey,Callum,Charlie,John,Korban,Malik(c),Morgan & Sam.
Goals. Aaron,Morgan & Sam 2
Today was our last league game of the season and today we were away to Bromham Yth Lions who we lost to early in the year by a late goal in the cup so we really wanted to reverse the result today.
We were down to 11 players today after Callan went down sick overnight(hope you feel better soon Callan).
If we could win today we would finish in joint 3rd position in the league which would be a great achievement for the boys,that’s all we needed to tell them but also enjoy as we had no pressure of relegation or title so most of all just enjoy it.
The game started and as usual we were slow out of the blocks and it took us a hood 10minutes to get ourselves organised and Bromham seemed to settle immediately with a few attacking chances we finally settled and started to play our game and attack the Bromham goal Aaron just go in short in our first attack.
We then won a corner and from it we scored the first goal of the game Morgan timed his run perfectly to header in from john great cross.
0-1 cyclones and we begin to play some good football.
Bromham soon equalised sadly we could see the striker got the ball from a offside position(as did our parents)but we had to forget it and move on continue playing some good football.
We then got our 2nd after some good footwork and control from Sam,he then fed the ball forward for Aaron who battled with the Bromham defender which he won to slot past the out coming keeper great work from Sam and great strength and finish from Aaron.
Bromham then shortly after scored a second goal,this one was even more offside than the first the parents on the sideline were ready to lynch Ian probably a good he was the other side of the pitch 😉
The parents though did give him a very sarcastic cheer on the next bromham attack where a player was off side which Ian did see the funny side of.
That’s how it finished at half time 2-2 and yo be fair to our boys they were very disappointed with not leading but we could understands that but also had to remind them we have led the game twice so far continue what we are doing and don’t give bromham any chance on goal by winning the tackles and showing conviction in a tackle when trying to win the ball back.
The second was very similar to the first we were slightly on top but bromham would have chances also.
Korban was very commanding in his box and goal mouth the defence was staying strong Morgan got a nice shiner for winning a ball whilst taking a knock in the process,the second head injury for us today after Bailey clashed heads with a bromham player in the first half.
But the most important thing for us was we were always going on the front foot we looked like the team who wanted the victory most and finally our pressure told and we managed to get a third goal Sam was put through and he took his time and chipped it in.
Finally the pressure was broken and we started to get confident and tried to finish the game off we had chances but so did Bromham all we needed to do was continue attacking but remember we need to be sensible with not pushing to many bodies forward just in case.
We did this and finally we killed the game off,Sam again calmly finishing for his 2nd and our 4th.
We still create chances Sam almost completed his hat-trick with a long distance free kick which I can honestly say I had my arms up celebrating it,Aaron and Alfie also went very close in the final few minutes.
The game finished 2-4 to the cyclones giving us a victory which would leave us finishing this league to campaign in joint 3rd position which is a great achievement for the boys for all there hard work this season.
Today the whole team did a great job we managed to secure the win by playing to our strengths and as a TEAM!
In saying that we still have to mention some of the boys.
Korban today was confident and secure.
Alex,Callum and Morgan again worked there socks off at the back.
Aaron again held the line and caused the Bromham defence trouble throughout the whole game.
Alfie,Bailey Malik and Sam caused havoc in the midfield attacking and defending,but today john and Charlie stood out for us.
Charlie today was really solid his tackling today was strong and was with conviction and even started some great attacking movements for the team and not forgetting his darting run which was great to see I certainly think his heat maps would have been high today he certainly moved all over the pitch.
John today by far was possible his most outstanding individual performance since we moved Alex into the defence.
When we did that we moved john into the central midfield role which he was good at but he struggled to last longer than 10 minutes but he has worked hard and now his fitness has improved he run around the whole pitch for almost 45 of the 60 minutes today .
He started almost every good attacking move of ours won many challenges after we lost Possession and like Charlie shown his desire to win this game.
All the boys did well and as coaches we are proud of what they have achieved again this campaign we couldn’t have expected much more to be honest.
So well done boys !!!
We thank Bromham for today’s game and hope to see you again next season.