Wednesday 29th October 2014 @ Yardley and District Rugby Club
Bromford Lions 3 – 12 Erdington and Saltley
Team: Harvey, Sam, Kye, Harvey, Ilani, Kian, Kane, Jamie, Oakley, Tion, Cameron
Scorers: Kane x 5, Tion x 3, Cameron x 2, Kye, Oakley
Man of the Match: Kane
Under the glare of the floodlights, The Ton took on local team Bromford Colts. The under 11s played their Bromford counterparts during preseason and drew 1-1. Tonight was the turn of the young pups that make up the under 10s. They didn’t disappoint!
With Troy away on a half term school trip, The Ton were almost at full strength, with Ilani and Samim making their debuts. Cameron and Kane, who both played an instrumental part in the under 11s epic victory on Saturday, started the game off as they intended to go on! Straight from kick off, the Walsall and Villa boys ran through the Bromford denfence to give us the lead after a few seconds.
Goals continued to go in at regular intervals throughout the game, so I’m not going to go through each one in great detail! More important than the goals was the manner in which the lads conducted themselves. They worked hard as a team, both going forward and in defence, and constantly tried to play football the right way. Harvey played the ball out from the back every time that he had it, whilst all players were confident on the ball and prepared to take chances with it all over the pitch. There was no lumping it up-field whenever the ball found itself in defence. All of the lads were cool and composed when in possession and committed and determined when they lost it.
Once again Kian made a mockery of the fact that he is only in Year 4, as did fellow Phoenix under 9’s player Ilani, who came into the team for his debut. Birches Green pupil Samim was another of the debutants and he also had a great game, hitting the crossbar with a rasping drive. At the back Sam played like a young Paul McGrath, whilst Harvey and Kye were equally as resolute in defence. Jamie played in three different positions and did a sterling job in every role! Oakley and Tion gave Bromford plenty to think about from out wide and Cameron was both creative and powerful when in possession. In goal, Harvey led his young lions as the oldest member of the team. However the final word should go to the captain for the night Kane who grabbed himself five goals!
We would also like to say a huge thank you to Wayne and the rest of the Bromford gang for their great hospitality. The Bromford boys were great and never let their heads drop, constantly trying to attack and score. We wish them all the best for the rest of their season. What a great family club! Great attitude all round! Thanks guys.
Man of the Match – Kane
Up The Ton!