Saturday 26th October, 2021 @ Vale Stadium, Castle Vale
WMCSFA League – Division One
Erdington and Saltley 2-2 Harborne
Team: Jack, Pharrell, Shae, Cairo, Ovander, Mathaar, Mako, Zaire, Zacchaeus, Endri, Yassin and Yassin
Goals: Ovander and Mako
Man of the Match: Shae – confident in both defence and attack
What a game! What a performance!
This was arguably our best performance to date of 2021/22. From the start, the boys played with an air of confidence and level of skill hitherto unseen this season. It was a joy to watch!
Despite succumbing to an early setback when Harborne took the lead, the boys bounced back to exert their control and played some superb football when in possession. Equally impressive was their tireless work out of possession. Yet despite being on top form, they found themselves trailing with 20 minutes on the clock, even though they’d created many chances and crashed a shot off the woodwork.
But then it clicked. Then The Ton scored a quickfire double to take the lead heading into the break.The first goal came from the right foot of Ovander, who smashed a penalty into the roof of the net. The second goal came from fellow under 10s Mako after he cut in from the left and slid the ball under the out-rushing keeper.
The second period started in the same way that the first ended – with both teams pushing for further goals. This made for a really exciting affair but it was at this point that the game was turned on its head. With both first-choice ‘keepers now sidelined, the game was there for the taking.
A thunderous long-range strike equaled the tie and despite The Ton’s best efforts in the final third, they were unable to snatch all three points.
What a game! Phew! And breath!
Well done boys!
Up The Ton!