Squad. Aaron,Alex,Bailey,Callum(c),Callun,Charlie,John,Korban,Malik,Morgan & Sam.
Goals. Malik,Sam 2
Cyclones 3rd league game of the season against Silverstone Racers Lions who we have played every season since the cyclones were formed.
We thankfully had a squad of 11 for the game after it looked like we would struggle to get 9 on Thursday night ,just Alfie missing after hurting himself at school(Hope your ok soon),we managed to get Bailey and Malik Back after injuring themselves and Sam back after illness in the week.
The warm up was worrying the boys were to interested in discussing fifa 15 and who they had bought for their team.
A few Stern words and 2 laps around the pitch and we managed to get the boys focused and ready for the game as we wanted a performance which wasn’t really there last week.
So the first half went well all the boys looked up for it Bailey and Aaron started up front and chased everything down,defending from the front and causing silverstone problems from the start Charlie and Alex in the middle picking up the loose balls,Callum and john running up and down the wings and Callan and Morgan sweeping any thing coming towards our goal Korban had a very quite first half,the only problems we had were being caused by us stepping off the gas and not closing them down.
We had several chances and finally scored when Sam come off the bench and put it passed the keeper 1-0 cyclones,and he then got a second to put us 2-0 up at half time.
The half time talk was simple keep playing as we are and keep up the tempo and this game and the 3 points were ours.
The 2nd Half the boys did exactly they kept up the hard work And Malik scored to complete the scoring.
Korban had a a bit of work in the second half he pulled off a few good saves When needed and looked more assured in his area,even heard him telling the others what to do in his area. (Keep that up Korban).
In all this game was so much better than last week Boys played some good passing football at times which was great to see and took time to look for the pass.
In total today we hit the post 6 times and the cross bar twice,Bailey with a cheeky lob which hit the top of the bar and Aaron with what can only be described as a Rocket,it hit the cross bar which rattled for a good minute after it hit,would have been a great goal if it had gone in !
In the end of the game the boys were disappointed that it only finished 3-0 but as we told them goal diffrence doesn’t count and on another day we could have had double figures,but as coaches we were happy with a win,a clean sheet and in all a good performance from all the boys individually and as a Team !
We thank silverstone for a good game which was played in a good spirit and we wish them well for the rest of the season.