Squad. Aaron,Alex,Alfie,Bailey,Callum,Callan,Charlie,John(c),Korban,Malik,Morgan & Sam.
Goals. Bailey & Malik.
Today’s game was a league game which we could see from results we and Mortenville had both had was going to be a tight affair.
We emphasised to the boys tempo was key,Mortenville had only 9 players do know subs we need to break them down and hope we could use our players to freshen our team often so help us win the game today.
The first half was tight both teams had chances and played some good stuff Mortenville probably had the best of the play in attacking sense but our boys at the back looked up for it korban was controlling his area Callum and Morgan where winning headers and the whole back line was getting ?Mortonvilles forwards offside so many times they were starting to get frustrated at the linesman and ref because of it.
The whole team was working for each other,concentration was key to this game it seemed.
On 19 minutes we managed to break the deadlock malik scoring after turning the defender left then right to rap the ball home.
1-0 to cyclones.
Tests hour stayed until half time a close game both team trying to win it and possibly we were lucky to be leading but we wanted to keep going and press them that little bit more.
8 minutes later Mortenville equalised after we left a big gap in the middle and never really attempted to clear it.
1-1 and everything to play for.
The game then got interesting all the boys from both sides were trying to win it for there team tackles flying in,strong ones from both teams some maybe a little physical but to be fair to the boys they all shrugged it off and got on with it. Both sets of teams really wanted the win korbans had to makes done runs out to clear the ball when it got past our defence,Aaron up front was running his socks off up front had a great chance to score but it went just over the bar.
In all it was a good game of football and frankly 1-1 was probably been a fair result Mortenville possibly deserved a win in a attacking sense we certainly would have taken it,but Bailey had a different idea he decided with 3 minutes to go to hit a shot from the edge of the box into the top corner! What a good finish and so late on in the game the Mortenville biys looked gutted and rightly so I was standing next to the parents of Mortenville and said to them it felt like it was gonna take something special to win this game.
Mortenville still tried to get a equaliser but we managed to hold on to the win and get the 3 points.
Today wasn’t the great footballing play from us but we grounded the win out,yes it’s not the best way to win but a few weeks ago we did the opposite played great football and lost 1-2 to Newport Pagnell town so guess that’s football sometimes.
Today big praise goes to Aaron,Callum & Korban.
Aaron run around chasing everything upfront sometimes things he couldn’t even have any right to get giving us chances.
Callum today seemed well up for it today winning header,tackling when required,standing up instead of jumping in on the attacker that caused problems down his side and more importantly took his time when he could and when he couldn’t he cleared the ball away.
And finally Korban who again like Callum put in a great performance,he controlled his area really well coming out to collect things and also clearing it if required and also pulled off some great saves when called apron
More importantly we got the win and move on to our next game.
We thank Mortenville Jnrs Rangers for a great game of football and although a tough physical game was played in good spirit