Saturday 10th October 2020 @ Vale Stadium, Castle Vale
Arden Forest u11s 2 – 7 Erdington and Saltley A
Team: Jack, Rion, Cairo, Yaw, Rhys, Dylan, Younussa, Kyle, Michael and Omari
Goals: Omari x 2, Dylan x 2, Younussa x 2 and Kyle
Man of the Match: Omari – a brace and an assist from the wing wizard
For the second week in succession, the A team scored seven goals and produced some lovely football.
The game started with the boys bursting out of the bocks to race into a two goal lead within a minute of the kick off. A goal from Dylan straight from kick off settled the boys and another from Younussa 30 seconds later left Arden with a mountain to climb.
To their enormous credit, at no point did the Arden boys surrender, despite the huge challenge posed by the score line. As they did last week against the B Team, the Arden boys left everything on the pitch and should be very proud of their efforts.
After the opening half, the boys found themselves leading 5-1 thanks braces from Dylan and Younussa, as well as a fifth from Omari. Dylan’s second goal was a tap in at the far posted following a mazy run down the right from Omari. The wing wizard is in a rich vein of form at the moment and has struck up a superb relationship with Rhys that is yielding goal scoring opportunities each match.
With no natural striker in the squad, the midfield bombed forward at every opportunity and notched up all seven of the goals. At the back, captain Rhys supported his backline unit brilliantly, all of whom (Rion, Jack and Cairo) are under 10s. In the heart of defence, Rion was composed throughout the game and started a number of attacking moves by stepping out with the ball and looking to push up into midfield.
On another day the boys might have grabbed themselves another few goals, but as it was, they should be incredibly proud of their morning’s work!
Well done boys!
Up The Ton!