Guiseley Blues entertained Guiseley Whites in the eagerly anticipated showdown of the two undefeated giants of the Keybury U7 Blue League.
The match was tense right from the beginning and in the first few minutes Charlie opened the scoring for both teams. After teasing a wonderful header into his own net, he showed great character to come straight back and the very next minute have a blistering run the length of the pitch and a great shot at goal to equalise. A further goal later in the game capped a sterling performance from Charlie that caused many problems for the Whites and prevented them from playing their flowing game.
The mid-autumn holidays left the subs bench depleted and all the team had to work harder and longer without much respite. This didn’t stop all of the team from putting in their best performances of the season. Daniyal’s confidence improves every week and he made some good tackles, nice little runs and bravely stopped a full power shot on goal with his face. Sam hammered home a cracking hat trick which would have been many more except for some fine saves by the White’s goalkeeper. Harry had a quieter game this week, but he still made some good tackles and runs, however, he was destined not to be on the scoresheet for the first time this season. Ben had his first full week in goal and produced some excellent saves and distributed the ball excellently.
Special mention this week goes to James for rising to the challenge and pulling off a show stopping performance to thwart the White’s efforts and restrict their goal scoring runs. James passed the ball down the line like a pro and created chances from the throw-ins. His great all round performance has earned James the Manager’s Performance of the Week award. A quote from the Blues Manager, Ian Hayfield, 48, said “If Carlsberg made defenders they’d make them like James…”
Ian was exemplary today. The parents packed the stadium and were beaming with pride at the fantastic efforts every single member of both squads produced today. Only one goal separated the teams and unfortunately, for the Blues, despite scoring the most goals in the match, the Whites keep their unbeaten record – Well done to the Whites.