Thursday 9th October 2014 @ Benson Community School
Aston 0 – 3 Erdington and Saltley
Team: Harvey, Kye, Harvey, Sam, Kian, Oakley, Cameron and Jamie
Goals: Cameron, Oakley and Kye
Tonn, Lemar and I all got to experience what life is like for a suit manager tonight, rather than a tracksuit manager! After coming straight from work all three of us were not exactly dressed for the occasion! What an occasion it was too!
Playing against a very talented Aston team, the boys excelled and oozed confidence throughout the game. Aston were a credit to the claret and blue of the mighty Villa and demonstrated a great sporting attitude, as well as some very silky skills.
The Ton started the game brightly and took the lead early on through Gunter striker Cameron (he was one of three Gunter lads in the starting 7 tonight!). The young Walsall player could have had at least one more goal to his name, only to be denied by some superb keeping from the Aston shot stopper. What a shot!
A second goal came before half time when Oakley stabbed home following a scramble in the congested Aston area. The Marsh Hill midfielder showed great perseverance to eventually claim his first goal for The Ton.
The second half saw more of the same from The Ton – controlled attacking football going forward and a never say die attitude when defending.
The third Ton goal came after Key sprinted down the right and burst into the box before unleashing an unstoppable drive into the top right hand corner of the net.
I teach in Handsworth which is part of the Aston District so love playing against what is my second team. It’s even better when we play well against them and manage to take all of the points. Tonight was no different. A great evening of football, full of promise and excitement. The future is blindingly bright!
Before I sign off I would like to give a special mention to Ilani and Kian. Both lads are year 4 and both are incredibly talented. The former couldn’t play today due to an injured leg, yet he still came along to support the lads! Great attitude! The former made his debut and should be proud of how he performed against opponents who were two school years above him in some cases!
Also a big thanks to the parents from rushing over to Handsworth following the final school bell for the end of the day. We’d be lost without your support!
Well done lads!
Men of the match – Kye and Sam
Up The Ton!