Thursday 1st November 2018 @ Hollyfields Club, Erdington
Erdington and Saltley u10s Gold 3 – 0 South Birmingham u10s
Erdington and Saltley u10s Black 1 – 1 South Birmingham u10s
Gold: Danny, Hughey, Oscar, Ethan, Markie, Lennon and Daniel
Black: Corey, Jahkadi, Cole, Jude, Jason, and Declan
Goals: Markie x 4, Declan, Lennon
The morning after Halloween was short of fright and full of bright hope for the future. With two teams taking to the field against South Birmingham, The Ton lads demonstrated the depth of talent in our 48 primary schools.
After falling behind to an early South Birmingham goal, the Black team showed their resilience and metal by bouncing back and levelling through Abbey midfielder Declan.
It was no less than their efforts deserved. Having started the game under pressure from South Birmingham, the boys dug in deep and showed an excellent range of passing and a tireless work ethic to grab a share of the spoils.
Hot on the heals of the boys in black, the Gold team raced into a one goal lead a minute into their encounter with South Birmingham when Gold midfielder Lennon smashed home from the penalty spot. Brimming with confidence after making an amazing start to the season, the Oval schemer slotted the ball into the side of the net to maintain his excellent record of a goal every two games.
His midfield partner in crime today was u10s captain Markie, who grabbed another four goals to make it a remarkable 30 from 11 games. This amazing run of form means the Hillstone pupil has now officially beat Kane Taylor’s u10s record, although he will have to go some way to beat the 65 goals scored by Mr Taylor during his u11s campaign in 2015/16.
While the morning was full of bright sparks – ranging from Oscar’s composed passing to Ethans super reading of the game and Danny’s superb handling – a special mention must go to u9s winger Jason. Growing in confidence as the game progressed, the St. Mary and John wing wizard caused problems for South Birmingham all game.
Overall it was a highly enjoyable morning of action and one that left all in attendance excited about the future of Erdington and Saltley.
Well done boys!
Up The Ton!