Saturday 17th March 2019 @ Vale Stadium, Castle Vale
Birmingham Primary Schools’ FA League
Aston B 0 – 10 Erdington and Saltley Black
Team: Jude, Kian, Elijah, Markie, Callam, Tavani, Jeval, Romaeo, Kyran, Toby, Lennon and Rhys
Goals: Jeval x 3, Callam x 2, Romaeo x 2, Markie x 2 and Toby
Man of the Match: Callam – composed and mature throughout, Callam pulled the strings and was at the heart of everything that was good about the performance.
With one league game left to play, South Birmingham might be the favourites for the BPSFA League, but that doesn’t stop the boys from trying to catch them!
From start to finish, this was a performance of quality and unity. The boys played with imagination and excited those in attendance. They did so by playing as one. By playing as a proper team. This hasn’t always been the case this season, but yesterday it most definitely was!
All over the pitch, the boys showed their attacking intent as they poured forward in numbers. However, they did not fall into the trap that has limited their success in previous games – shooting from all over the pitch! Instead they played as one and passed the ball with intelligence and intent. The player in the best position was always the one on the ball and this meant we created a huge number of shooting opportunities throughout the game. Had it not been for the acrobatics of the Aston keeper and the woodwork (that was hit on six occasions) the boys would have scored a few more.
Yet, as brilliant as The Ton boys were, the Aston boys were equally brilliant. It would have been very easy for this young team to fold under great pressure but they refused to wilt and stood up firm until the final whistle. The scoreline does their efforts a disservice.
In terms of The Ton, it would be unfair to pick one or two players out when all of the lads were superb.
From Jude in goal claiming his first clean sheet of the season, to the two man defence made up of a combination of Tavani, Kian, Elijah and Rhys, defensively the lads stood resolutely all morning.
On the wings, Romaeo continued his rich vein of form, while cousin and partner in crime Jeval bagged a superb hat trick. In the heart of the pitch, Markie was an attacking whirlwind as Lennon controlled the park in a manner that belied his tender age. Up front, Kyran was a menace, linking up with his fearsome captain Toby to great success.
Last but by no means least, Callam dictated play in a way reminiscent of Pirlo in his prime and deservedly picked up the man of the match award for a stunning display.
Well done boys!
Up The Ton!