Tuesday 26th October, 2021 @ Jaffray Road, Erdington
Erdington and Saltley u10s 1 – 1 Gloucester u10s
Erdington and Saltley u10s 1 – 5 Afan Nedd
With school out for autumn half-term, the boys descended onto Jaffray road in search of footballing thrills.
Against Gloucester, the under 10s were in fine form, although the pitch’s slop very much made it a game of two halves! The team playing down the slope essentially dominated the half, while the team playing up the slope was forced to defend for their lives.
Trailing 1-0 at half-time, the under 10s burst from the traps and peppered Gloucester’s goal, just as the visitors had done to our net during the opening thirty minutes. Our relentless pressure eventually saw Ben score a screamer from distance to cap off a fine performance!
The draw was a fair result, with both teams dominating for significant periods of the game.
With the under 10s done and dusted, the under 11s took to the pitch as they squared up against Afan Nedd from South Wales.
The boys from the Valleys were a very talented bunch and arguably the best team we have played so far this season. Despite being up against it during the opening period, we managed to hang in there and started the second half very much in the game at one-goal down.
For the opening twenty minutes of the second period, we worked our socks off in an attempt to claw ourselves back into the game. Yet, eventually the fact that many of the boys were playing up a year and had already played for the under 10s that morning caught up with us. A draining final ten minutes saw Afan Nedd score four further goals to add a shine to the scoreline, although they undeniably deserved the victory.
Well done boys!
Up The Ton!