A very early misty morning for Kick-off. A great game contested by 2 very good teams. Woburn decided to unleash a new formation today and it worked better than expected, Woburn dominated from start to finish with crisp clean passing and great closing down of the opposition when possession was lost.
Woburn March on to the next round.
As winter finally settles in the wind was strong but at least the rain held off.
We came up against a very well organised and functional team today, never allowing us to get into our rhythm with our usual slick passing moves, a few uncharacteristic defensive errors from the team certainly made our morning a difficult one, however this will only serve as a learning curve for our boys. Although we couldn’t get into our usual flow a few players rolled up their socks and tried to make something happen, very commendable indeed.
Onward and upwards the next game can’t come soon enough.
A lovely winter morning greeted the boys today, we were all looking forward to today’s game after a little friendly ribbing from each sides coaches in the build up to this game. Previous games with the Cobras had always been tightly contested.
Despite the cold conditions both sets of boys were ready for the game and straight from the off it was end to end, we have been working constantly on defensive shape and quick passing in training and it certainly looks like the sessions are paying off. As the game grew so did Woburn and displayed some great counter attacking moves whilst remaining solid in defense, everyone working for each other. It was a joy to watch this team in full flow.
The run continues…
We were expecting a tough away fixture today but came fully prepared after working on attacking and defending as a unit in our training sessions, you could tell from the off the training sessions had paid off.
So much to be proud of for the Woburn boys today, determination and drive we had asked for after last weeks lackluster display was noticeable right from the off, The Tornadoes got at the opposition, dictating play with a superb range of passing moves and dealing comfortably with any threats. In all departments, the boys excelled and worked hard for one another.
It’s fair to say the performance left the coaches very happy.
Next game… the cup final.
A repeat of last weeks cup final on the cards this week. A tough match was expected after our brilliant cup victory, revenge was wanted.
The typical football cliche ‘a game of two halves’ was certainly the case today.
The Sharks played a good first half, with some excellent passing moves and troubled our keeper a number of times in the first half, it’s fair to say our tornadoes started a bit sluggishly, we failed to get our normal crisp passing game together.
A little pep-talk at half time spurred our boys on and gave them a much needed injection of confidence, reminding them of the performance the week before.
The second half was a huge improvement, slick passing moves and great defensive shape made the second half a much more enjoyable watch for coaches and parents.
This gave the tornadoes a wake up call and from that point we never looked backed.
A new chapter in the Hurricanes’ footballing journey started with this match. Always keenly contested, this friendly with the Tornadoes also marked both team’s first venture into the 9-a-side game….. and along with that the offside rule. If truth be told, offside did not feature that much in proceedings (apart from one disallowed goal for the Tornadoes…. well spotted lino). The important thing was to start the process of playing effectively as a larger unit. This was largely achieved, with the boys growing into the new formation and looking particularly strong defensively and on the break. In particular, Josh was superb in his central role ahead of the defence, whilst Cathal continues to be deadly in front of goal. Also a tremendous debut form Harrison who was extremely effective and hard working. But this was very much a team effort, which saw some very effective passing, movement and covering. Also well done to the Tornadoes who also played very well and provided a stern test.