Squad. Aaron,Alex,Alfie,Bailey,Callum,Callan(c),Charlie,John,Korban,Morgan & Sam.
Goals. Aaron 3,Alex & Bailey.
Today after a few weeks off cyclones week back in action with a 11 aside friendly with Stewkley.
With no Malik today it meant no subs and every player would get a good 60 minutes under there belts after the Easter break.
So the game started and Stewkley attacked us straight away and the boys quickly had to get them selves adjusted to playing 11 aside football it seemed,although it was in our final third a lot the boys looked comfortable with the attacks and we then finally got hold of the ball and Sam managed to break into space and fed the ball nicely in to Aarons path who calmly slotted the ball into the bottom far corner from our first attack great start and finish.
0-1 very shortly became 0-2 again Aaron with a nice finish.
The second goal seemed to get us playing some better football but we still lacked something we seems to be in 3rd gear at most,maybe the boys had to many Easter eggs although we still looked the stronger side.
We then got a 3rd goal from Bailey with a lovely first time shot from a clearance from stewkley’s defence from just on the edge of the box.the finish from Bailey was good and it’s something we have been wanting him to do instead of trying to take on the whole opposition team in that area of the pitch.
We then got a 4th just before the end of the first half Alex scoring almost as soon as we pushed him up from defence into the midfield.
Half time Stewkley 0-4 cyclones.
Team talk was to up are tempo and desire simple show us the cyclones we have seen in recent weeks.
Sadly for us we didn’t show that in the second half we seemed to become a team of individuals not much real good team play to mention we got a 5th from Aaron early on to complete his hatrick But nothing else I can really mention Stewkley obviously wanted to finish the game with pride and continued to get a goal at least but nothing of real threat over than one shot from distance which korban pushed away from going in just below the cross bar.
Although Stewkley continued that we still looked the more stronger team but just not fully working together which was frustrating but there was little glimpses at times to show they could do it like we know they can.
And that’s how the game finished Stewkley 0-5 cyclones.
In all not the greatest performance from us but the boys win comfortably but if we could be critical of the boys we could have played with more intensity,desire and most of all more togetherness as a team the shoreline could have been or even should have been a lot higher.
Maybe after the break this was a game we needed to get rid of some of the cob webs ready for the tough league run we have coming and not forgetting it was also a 11 aside game.
No real special mentions today although Aaron I guess should be congratulated for his hatrick with. Some nice composed finishes.
We thank Stewkley for today’s game and wish them well for the rest of the season.