Saturday 10th October 2020 @ Vale Stadium, Castle Vale
Birmingham Primary Schools’ FA League
Aston 0 – 6 Erdington and Saltley B
Jayden, Leeson, Shaun, Sean, Shane, Mathaar, Tobi, Isiah, Kian and Daniel
Goals: Matharr x 3. Shaun, Shane and Kian
Man of the Match: Mathaar – a hat trick in an under 11s game as an under 10!
A clean sheet and three goals either side of half-time gave the under 11s B team three points in their opening league encounter of the season. It also provided further indication that we were right to form two under 11s sides this season, such is the pool of talent that we are fortunate to have.
Arguably the player of the morning was Mathaar who found his shooting boots to bag himself a hat trick thanks to his marauding runs down the left-hand side of the pitch. The Thornton schemer should be incredibly proud after bagging his maiden treble for The Ton and in doing so, becoming the first pupil from his school to get his name of the scoresheet for the district.
Throughout the game, the boys worked tirelessly to restrict Aston to a limited number of chances and dedicated equal energy to protecting their clean sheet as they did attacking the Aston goal. With Tobi reinstalled into the backline following his absence from the Arden fixture last week, it was once again Leeson who led from the front and defended gallantly throughout.
As an attacking unit, the boys caused problems down the flanks as well as via the guile of Shaun and Shane in the centre of the park. The latter played a number of sumptuous through balls for Kian in attack, including a beautiful first-time ball midway through the second half.
Overall it was a performance to fill the boys with confidence and one that proves they’re on the right path as they embark on what promises to be an exciting season.
Well done boys!
Up The Ton!