Saturday 2nd June 2018 @ New Ormington Academy, Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton 1-0 Erdington and Saltley
Team: Tyrese, Padraig, Aidan, Louie, Mason, Daniel, Toby, Reece, Klechai, Callam, Ethan and Tavani
Man of the Match: Mason – 60 minutes of outstanding effort in a great battle against the Wolverhampton right winger.
In a pulsating, end to end encounter, The Ton couldn’t find a way past the Wolverhampton ‘keeper before losing to a single goal.
On an excellent surface, both sets of players gave everything they had to ensure the last game of the season went with a bang! It was a superb advert for schools’ football, played in a great spirit by two sets of lads determined to attack at every opportunity.
The opening third was shaded by The Ton, with Toby, Reece and Daniel going close, only to find the Wolverhampton ‘keeper in imperious form, just as he was for the whole game.
With the game evenly balanced, Wolverhampton turned the tide during the middle third and won more of the 50/50 battles before taking the lead through the impressive Zain. Yet despite dipping slightly during the second twenty minutes, the boys still had several tantalising opportunities. First of all, the quick thinking Toby spotted the Wolves goalkeeper off his line following a save and shot first time from distance, only to watch as his thunderous strike flew wide. Then both Reece and Tavani were left frustrated by the Wolves shot-stopper, the former of whom produced a sublime piece of skill to play his teammate in via a audacious scoop pass.
Despite their best efforts, the boys found themselves trailing going into the final third of the game. Yet once again they created opportunities, with Toby, Aidan and Klechai all going close to levelling the match.
With the Wolves keeper having a game to remember, the boys ended the game with nothing to show for their efforts, despite giving it everything that they had. Defeat is normally hard to take, but yesterday morning was far from so. With every single player close to top form, the boys left Wolverhampton with no points, but a countless amount of pride.
Both sets of players brought the curtain down on the season in enjoyable style.
Well done boys!
Up The Ton!