Saturday 28th April 2018
Girls: BPSFA 9-a-side Cup @ Bodymoor Heath Training Ground
Team: Madison, Millie, Javeigh, Amne, Kayla, Keeley, Liberty, Rihanna, Savannah, Lacy, Tiana and Latia
Won 1-0 vs South
Drew 0-0 vs Kings Norton
Won 3-0 vs Aston
Won 2-0 vs South (semi-final)
Won 1-0 Kings Norton (final)
Goals: Latia x 5 and Javeigh x 2
Boys: Midlands Challenge Cup @ Longlevens School, Gloucester
Team: Padraig, James, Louie, Ethan, Angelo, Mason, Enoch, Kian S, Callam, Toby and Tavani
Goals: Kian S and Jame
On a great day for The Ton, both the boys and girls of Erdington and Saltley lifted silverware after winning their respective competitions.
After making the trip down the M5 to Gloucester, the boys received a great welcome from their hosts, in what is always one of the best away days of the season. After picking up three wins from their opening three fixtures in the Midlands Challenge Cup, the lads knew they had to avoid defeat in order to claim the title.
In an entertaining affair, both sets of players gave their all, with the lead swinging from one direction to the next throughout the morning.
Our goals came from the boot of u10s midfielder and man of the match Kian S, plus another great free kick from James, his third in his last four games!
In far from spring-like weather, both Tonn and Lamar were proud of the team’s efforts and even prouder of the fact that they lifted their second trophy of a roller coaster season.
An hour up the road and closer to home, the girls took to the pitch at the home of Aston Villa – Bodymoor Heath. Fresh on the heals of being crowned ESFA Midlands 9-a-side champions, the girls were determined to claim more glory in the larger format of the beautiful game.
As the rain showed no sign of relenting, the girls brought a little ray of sunshine to the Ton Army who lined the pitch, finishing the day unbeaten and without conceding a goal.
More often than not it’s the goal scorers who claim the limelight and as Latia slotted away her 49th goal of the season, it was difficult to argue otherwise. However the defensive efforts of the team need to be praised, as the girls have now kept 10 clean sheets in their last ten games. This monumental achievement coincides with the arrival of Madison but it would be too simple to say it’s all down to the agile shot stopper. From front to back, the girls have worked their socks off and showed commitment of epic proportions. It’s thanks to their hard work that the team has been so solid in recent weeks.
Despite being drenched to the bone, the girls proudly lifted the cup aloft and celebrated their fifth piece of silverware in a season that just keeps on giving!
Well done boys!
Well done girls!
Up The Ton!