CUP EXIT FOR HURRICANES
The old issue of slow starts was certainly not evident in this cup tie. The boys matched Moretonville all the way in the first half, in an even contest that was a bit scrappy at times with passes failing to reach players on both sides. No matter, the half time break came and the feeling was that we could get some momentum and get that first goal. Switching Adie out of goal certainly gave us a bit more bite, however that first goal did not come. Instead Moretonville broke the ice, our heads dropped and inexperience in certain areas was shown up. The boys know that many of them did not have the determination and drive to see this one through. Often a win can paper over the cracks, however a defeat makes you look hard at the team and your part in it. Some of the boys worked their socks off, whilst others know they can do better. Our aim must be to fulfill our full potential, so plenty of opportunity there.
However, perhaps the most important lesson from the day was how lucky we all are to be healthy, fit and enjoying our football. Our thoughts go out to Rhya, the 14 year old girl in the North East who is battling against a brain tumour. Thanks to all the Moretonville team for joining our message of hearts ahead of the game.