Sheffield very kindly gave us a player for the full game, Matty, to make it a 10-a-side game on a small pitch, with a couple of referee's who wanted to let the game flow. We started with an experienced keeper (Jay), and a strong spine down the middle of the field, and an attack line of Thurston, Sam and Matty, we managed to get a 1-2 lead at the end of Q1. Our Midfield were working very hard, with lots of running coming from Jacob and George. Q2 was a different story, with Sheffield growing in confidence, finding some good passes and some good goal scoring opportunities gave them a 4-1 quarter leaving us trailing at half time.
We were always going to change the keeper at half-time, as not only was Joshua making his debut, he was desperate to play in goal for the 2nd half and made a couple of great saves. With Jay coming out of goal, and a strong midfield of Jacob, George and Wil we managed to use some of Jay's strength, and the others energy to get us back in the game with a 2-4 quarter and going into Q4 we were evens. As the game was close, the importance of the face was there for us all to see, and with all the guys (Jacob/George/Jay/Wil) doing well at face, we managed to gain possession more times than not and went on with a 1-4 quarter. Leaving the final score a victory of 8-11.
5 Different scorers today, Wil, Jacob (4), Jay (2), George (3), and our Sheffield debutant Matty.
Massive thank you to our hosts, and a massive thank you to the parents who made the journey, albeit going was only 1 hour, coming home was well over 2 hours for a 36 mile journey - Oh well.
|Strong Battling, fantastic running all day from Jacob|
|Strong defending as a unit|
|George put a shift in today|
|Wil lead by example, using his expeience|
|Good ground ball on a new surface|
Looking at the New Stato in the background
|George watching the ball|
|George doing a few press ups?|
|Joshua on his debut|
|Matty (on his first and only performance)|
|Time for a short rest|
|Jay bringing it round the back|
|Strong at face all day|
|Joshua executing his clear|
|Jay using his strength|
|On his way to his 2nd of the day|
|Sam on his debut, wanting the pass|
|Sam making Sheffield know he his there|
|Handshake's all round|