Saturday 15th September 2018 @ Vale Stadium, Castle Vale
Erdington and Saltley Black 12 – 0 Sutton Coldfield u10s
Team: Cody, Rhys, Ethan, Jeval, Kian S, Toby, Markie, Romaeo, Callam, Cian L and Joshua
Goals: Toby x 3, Markie x 3, Callam x 2, Cian L x 2, Kian S x 1 and Joshua x 1
Man of the Match: Cian L – He might have only played half a match, but what an amazing half it was!
Following on from last week’s victory in the Mark Cross Trophy, the boys in black continued to make positive moves at the opening of their season. Against a very young Sutton side, The Ton boys played some excellent passing football and worked as a team, something that hasn’t always been prevalent in their play.
By the end of the opening third, the boys had built a healthy 3-0 lead thanks in no short part to the outstanding forward play of Cian L. As the lone front man, he worked tirelessly to bring others into the action and scored a brace of his own with a pair of smart finishes.
The middle third contained less goals, with The Ton boys adding a fourth goal to the trio bagged in the opening period. With the ball bouncing around in the Sutton box, Joshua arched his body enough to strike the ball cleanly on the half volley. It was a superb finish and the least he deserved after entering the action at the start of the second twenty minutes.
Despite giving it 100% and refusing to give up, Sutton found the last third a step too far, although there is no shame in that. Their performance gave notice to the rest of the districts that Sutton will have a cracking team in both 2019 and 2020!
A flurry of goals in the final period of the game saw The Ton stretch their lead and score a number of excellent finishes.
If the boys continue to work as a team and build on the promising start that they’ve made to 2018/19, they could achieve some significant feats this year.
Well done boys!
Up The Ton!o