By Mark Chorlton
Goals for Riley, Emilis & Brihad
We played St Josephs earlier this phase and won 2-1, also in tournaments before losing 0-2 (5 a-side), 1-2 (6 a-side) and 0-0 (1-3 pens, Larkspur Final).
Goals - Emilis, Riley & Brihad
We had a bit of a trek around a sodden Kenton Rec, the size of our team scared the St Jospehs u9s who were able to point us in the right direction. St Joe's opened the scoring with a square ball in the area finding an unmarked player who struck the ball solidly, close to Filip, but he was unable to stop it, 0-1. We then got undone from an attacking corner, St Josephs were first to the cross, broke past Sam and Kaidyn and rolled the ball past Filip, 0-2. Brihad passed to Riley who took a couple of steps before beating the keeper at his near post, 1-2. Scott then passed to Brihad who rolled the ball into an open goal, Half Time 2-2.
Second half, Brihad dribbled outside the box and as he was being closed down, released a square pass to an unmarked Emilis who smashed the finish past the keeper, 3-2. We dominated the second half and really should have stretched our lead Emilis and Riley both spurning chances. When Chris was caught dribbling it out from the back they looped a shot over an advancing Filip, Full Time 3-3.
MOTM - Filip for improving over the game, concentrating when inactive for long spells and being strong enough to overcome negative comments from own team. It is also worth mentioning Brihad had a strong game, a goal and two assists.