By Mark Chorlton
Alfie and Riley score
Last time we played the Blues they beat at Botwell playing 9-a-side, the time before we lost 5-4, I think at 5 aside.
Goals - Alfie, Riley
It was a bitterly cold day and the game took a while to warm up, Riley cut the ball back from the right hand goal line, Alfie finished from close range in off the bar, 1-0. Riley then hit the post from a free kick. Second quarter Brihad played superbly in goal, on one occasion playing as a sweeper keeper he stopped a breakaway close to the halfway line. The Blues then pressed for an equaliser and although the shot was fairly central the power beat Brihad, 1-1. He then appeared to be injured, but made a double save, the second with his legs. Chris then went on a jinky run but his firm shot from the edge of the area was saved, Half Time 1-1.
Brihad then crossed for Thomas, unmarked at the back post but, he shot over the bar. Thomas went closer with his next chance, hitting the inside of the post from the left of the goal, keeper well beaten. Scott then get caught trying to clear, Jahan couldn't hold the ball and the Blues went 1-2 up. Then disaster as Jahan dropped the ball outside the area during a goal kick, he retrieved it with his hands and the freekick was dispatched, 1-3. Matthew went in net for the final quarter and made a brave save tackling a player who was clean through. Jahan then dribbled before rolling a pass through to Riley, who finished confidently, Full TIme 2-3.
Scott was MOTM for a battling performance against his school mates.