Squad. Aaron,Alex,Alfie,Bailey,Callum,Callan,Charlie,John(c),Korban,Malik,Morgan & Sam.
Goals. Aaron 2,Bailey 2,Malik 2,Morgan & Sam.
Cyclones today played a friendly against Leighton town a team we played a few times and they have always been tight encounters.
The game today was more about getting back to basics for us after the disappointing result last week making sure we played football at the right times.
The wind was a bit windy so we certainly needed to play the ball on the floor.
Game started and the boys quickly got going the wanted to prove last week’s result was a bad day at the office it felt to me and with in 5 minutes Malik calmly slotted the ball home to put us 1 up.
2 minutes later Leighton equalised after some poor defending sadly neither Callum or Morgan called a name and they both seemed to leave for each other neither one taking ownership let the Leighton player through on goal and sadly Korban didn’t get quick enough out to him.
Oh know not again please!
Thankfully we responded within 60 seconds Aaron slotted the ball home and we went 2-1 up.
We started to put on the pressure causing lots of chances Malik and Sam had clear cut ones but Unfortunately wanted to swap to there stronger foot when they could in our opinions taken it with their weaker one.
Sam then got our 3rd on 15 minutes latching on to a great ball from Callan who dinked the ball over the Leighton defence for Sam and his pace which caused Leighton trouble the whole game.
3 soon because 4 Sam again using that pace down the wing but this time he run down the line and looked up to see Bailey free in the box to simply slot it into the net a good bit of play by Sam and great to see him look for somebody in the better goal scoring position.
Bailey then got another just before half time to make it 5-1 before half time.
At half time we praised the boys but told them to continue playing the good football that we had done in this half let’s not lower the standard and drop the tempo.
And they didn’t start well very soon into the second half we conceded a 2nd another mistake by us causing ourselves problems this isn’t something we need cut out for the league games.
Thankfully we restored the 4 goal cushion again shortly after Morgan from a rebound after his header from corner was deflected back into his path.
Pew certainly were in control but know the boys were getting a bit excited Morgan was doing some great things today but at one point we had to say stop trying to score more goals do your job defensively and await the chances try not to make them out of nothing,although he wasn’t the only one trying things which don’t help our tempo especially silly flicks,again we as coaches wanted them to get control and pass the ball.
We then sealed the win when Aaron and Malik scored number 7 and 8 to win the game 2-8.
In all a good team performance and a good resulting into a big game league game Saturday.
Today the boys teamwork was good and sons of the football was good the back 3 looked more together defensively backed up from the midfield and forward line.
John,Malik and Sam today are singled out for som great play today.
Malik’s skill was causing lots trouble but recently his tracking back and physicality has improved so much a few weeks ago I said to him we needed that little bit more in that area from him and what’s great he has taken it on board and tried to improve which he has done.
John again was solid in every position he played I think he must have played in 4 maybe even 6 positions during today and not once did he look uncomfortable.
Sam also was on fire his pace is such a asset fir the team when we play on the right pitch for him to open himself up and today he had that pitch.but more importantly for us was the play involved in baileys first goal how he waited looked up and passed it was great again do thing we have been working with Sam on.
So in all a good performance from all of the boys ready for our league game Saturday,
We thank Leighton town for the game today and wish them well for the rest of the season and in the cup final next week I believe.