Despite the final score, please don't take anything away from this young & inexperienced team. 11 Players (8 under 10 - 1 Playing his 3rd game & 1 other playing his first)
To be fair to the Stockport team their average age was about 10 years old
this is probably obvious in some of the pictures.
We tried hard in midfield and got stuck in, and occasionally won the ball and put some passes together and made some offensives moves.
James was strong standing up to the Timperley aggressiveness in defence.
Josh was very busy in Goal on the Timperley counter attack as they were just to fast for the younger Stockport players to engage but on occasion made some funny saves when it looked like a goal was inevitable.
The Coach reassured the keeper not to worry too much about their Goals in case he went under.
The snow storm that came became a distraction as well as the cold and we lost count of the score at one point. The fourth quarter the game was almost abandoned with the amount of snow falling but the boys wanted to play on.
Timperley despite being told used unnecessary roughness at times which detracted from their game as they really played quite well and due to the age of our team, we really could have done without it.
Final score 18-2, with a couple from James.
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