Guiseley Blues travelled to Eldwick on a bitterly cold autumnal morning to be greeted by the largest pitch of the season so far and after a slow start getting used to the pitch size the boys started to pass the ball around and use the pitch to their advantage. It proved much more difficult to score today, but good goalkeeping and some epic back tracking from Charlie contained the Eldwick tally to a single goal.
Goals this week came from Charlie, a brace from Samuel, Daniyal and it almost now goes without saying a goal from Harry.
Notable moments in the match, apart from the goals, were provided by Ben in goal in the first half and some blistering second half shots out in the field. Daniyal’s and Mason’s persistent, determined and dogged tackling proved hard for the opposition to get past. Sam’s positional play and first touch football helped the flow of the game. Samuel and Harry were continually in the right place to get on the end of Charlie’s crosses, only bad luck stopped them from each getting a hatful of goals.
Special mention this week goes to Charlie for his great all round performance, running the length and breadth of the pitch, playing a dual role of defender and midfielder and topping his day off with a superb turn and shot to score a contender for goal of the season. For the second week in a row, Charlie’s performance has attracted the attention of the management and he was awarded a well deserved Manager’s Performance of the Week.
Ian and Craig did an excellent job encouraging and motivating the boys on this cold morning, although some may say (their wives) that the cold had made them both grumpy!!
Roll on the Whites next week.