Following the Easter break and the derby win at the Blues, we were back in league action at Silsden.
With Oliver away and Josh injured, Samuel was called into the squad. The conditions I think could be best described as blustery to near gale force at times, and the layout the pitch meant we were going to have to adapt to the conditions.
With the strong wind behind us in the first half, as expected we were camped in the home sides half, and whilst forcing a number of corners for the majority of the first half it remained goal less, with the home keeper making various smart saves, but with us nearing half time Charlie opened the scoring with a tidy finish, and Joseph added a second just before the halftime whistle.
The boys knew at halftime that they had to put a shift in for the second half as with the wind against them we knew that there would be a Degree of pressure on Fin’s goal, but this simply didn’t materialise as the boys dominated possession with quick sharp passing on the deck, and they never allowed the home side any way back into the game, adding a further four goals with Joseph getting his second of the game and then Charlie grabbing a second half hat-trick, of which his third was by far the best of the game, with great build up play from Will & Captain James at the back they fed Taylor who delivered a great pinpoint cross to Charlie who showed great technique to finish side footed into the corner, leaving the keeper with chance. Today was a potential banana skin but the boys adapted well and their natural passing game saw them comfortably home.
MOM was a two horse race this week but Joseph kept hold of the trophy that he won against the blues, by one vote from Charlie, a big well done to both of them, but today for me it was an excellent all round team performance especially considering the conditions, which weren’t ideal.
So another 3 points and the boys know they require 8pts from their last 4 games to secure the league title, but they also know nothing is won yet, and they now have a massive week starting on Sunday away at Thackley, and then finishing up with three home games at St Peters in less than a week.
For those who are interested in stats the boys have now amassed over a hundred goals in only 14 competitive fixtures, with us scoring 102 and conceding 25, hopefully there is more to come!