Friday 28th November 2014 @ Heartlands Academy
Erdington and Saltley Under 10s 8 – 0 Sutton Town Cyclones
Team: Harvey, Kye, Harvey, Ilani, Troy, Kane, Tion, Kian, Samim, Eddie, Sam
Scorers: Kane x 2, Troy x 2, Tion, Kian, Samim and Sam
Tonight’s match report is not much of a report if truth be known as my memory has completely failed me in my hour of need! I can’t remember the order of goals or even the type of goals. However, I can remember the characteristics that ran throughout all of our play – hard work, tekkers and neat passing.
However before I ramble on, I would like to say a huge thanks to Sutton Town Cyclones for a great game and for the great attitude shown by all of their lads, from start to finish. They were a credit to their jersey and did their managers John and Paul proud. I would also like to apologise to John on Troy’s behalf for the ball in the face welcome that he received!
The Ton started off brightly, scoring shortly after kick off. With Kane performing his captain’s duties in abundance, the centre of the park belonged to us during the opening stages of the game. Our play was crisp and positive from the outset. However, despite having a large amount of the ball, we could only manage a 2-0 lead after the first half. That was thanks in no small part to the Sutton Town keeper who pulled off a string of class saves.
The second half saw a raft of changes, in terms of both personnel and positions. However, far from leaving the lads disorientated, it seemed to invigorate The Ton as we went on to turn our possession into a score-line dominance. From 2-0 up, we ended the game 8-0 winners after the goals flowed in at regular intervals. Even though I can’t remember the exact details of the goals (neither can Tonn, although you’re lucky if he remembers your name!) I do remember the camaraderie and team spirit that was on show and that is fast becoming a feature of our play. The boys have really struck up a great bond with each other and this bodes well for the future.
Man of the Match – This is a tricky one, as every player performed with distinction, especially the three under 9 lads. Nevertheless, captain Kane pips it this week for his mature all-round performance and exceptional work rate.
Up The Ton