Wednesday 28th June 2017 @ Jaffray Road, Erdington
Erdington and Saltley u10s 4 – 2 Phoenix United u11s
Goals: Cian L x 2, Daniel and Che
Man of the Match: Cian L – a terror up front all evening
Saturday 1st July 2017@ Hollyfields Club, Erdington
Erdington and Saltley A u11s 1 – 1 Phoenix United u12s
Erdington and Saltley B u11s 1- 4 Phoenix United u12s
Goals: Cian L and Jamie
Man of the Match: Daniel – cool, composed and commanding in defence
One week, two games, three different Ton teams and a bag full of positives!
First up on Wednesday, the younger team made light work of the fact that all of them were one year younger than their opponents, with some of the boys two years younger. On a the biggest pitch that they’ve ever played on, the boys used the vast space to their benefit, creating chances down both wings and in the centre of the park. If our passing and positioning was a little scrappy at times, our finishing was quality! A brace of goals from Cian L, and further goals from Daniel and Che ensured the victory was ours.
A few days later we once again took on an older Phoenix side, this time at our summer home, Hollyfields. The A team found themselves one goal down following the first twenty minutes. During the second half they matched their opponents physically and equalised through Cian L who was making his debut for the older team. Further chances were created as the boys began to tighten their grip on the game, although the winning goal evaded us.
The B team had a poor first half and trailed 4-1 at the break. After honest words were shared about work rate, desire and bravery, the boys rolled their sleeves up and started to put in the kind of effort required of district players. No further goals were shipped during the second twenty, with the lads actually creating chances of their own. Despite the harsh lessons of the first half, the boys certainly gained a lot from the game.
Overall there was so much to be excited about and so much to feel proud of. Both teams have the potential to achieve so much this season!
Thank you Phoenix for a trio of great games.
Well done lads!
Up The Ton!