Saturday 25th September 2021 @ Vale Stadium, Castle Vale
BPSFA Autumn Cup Semi-final
Erdington and Saltley u10s A 5-3 South Birmingham
Team: Hayden, Zaire, Pharelle, Ben, Hashim, Mason, Bobby, Mako
Goals: Mako x 3, Ben and Zaire
Erdington and Saltley u10s B 3 – 4 East Birmgham
Team: Cristian, Evan, Otis, Shayon, Eoin, Micah, Kavarli, Harley, Noah,
Two games. Two exciting games. Two breath-taking games. And a whole load of goals!
While one of our under 10s were battling their way past South Birmingham and into the final of the BPSFA Autumn Cup, the other was embarking on a brilliant comeback that saw them fall agonisingly short of an amazing comeback!
Against South Birmingham, Mako spearheaded a dynamic attack that saw the boys take an early two goal lead, only to see South Birmingham level the scoreline shortly after. However, on the adjacent pitch, it was East Birmingham who raced into an early lead, following some excellent play.
As the game against South Birmingham wore on, the tensity increased ten-fold. With a place in the the BPSFA Autumn Cup final up for grabs, both sets of boys were giving it their all. With the third and final period underway, the scoreline was tentatively poised at two goals apiece.
Unfortunately for the Ton boys, East Birmingham were in full command of proceedings in our other game. At 4-1 up, the East youngsters were showcasing their undeniable talent, whereas the Erdington lads were uncharacteristically lackluster. However, with 20 minutes remaining on the clock, the boys in black suddenly found their groove and stormed back into the game with two quickfire goals to leave the score 4-3 in favour of the boys from the east of the Second City.
Despite knocking on the door, South Birmingham were unable to level the scores and soon found themselves down and out when Erdington extended their one-goal lead through strikes from Ben and Mako. With the game 5-3 to The Ton boys, the excited crowd were able to breathe a sigh of relief.
Unlike the East Birmingham parents, who found themselves gripped with nerves as Erdington pushed for a seemingly inevitable equaliser. Alas, it wasn’t to be, as East claimed the victory.
What a great morning of football. What a great morning to be Erdington and Saltley!
Well done boys!
Up The Ton!