We travelled to play Tingley on Sunday.
The following was the squad for the game:-
This was definitely a game of two halves. We kicked off playing into a strong wind. However we had the first chance with Jack and Luke exchanging passes before Jacob shot wide.
Marcus moved off his line quickly to deny the Tingley attacker a good shot on goal.
Then after a great run by Jack who beat two players before drawing the keeper, he squared the ball to Jacob who just couldn’t fully make contact as the ball was slightly behind him. We found it hard going against the wind and midway through the half we conceded a goal. From a poor throw in we lost the ball in our half and from an exchange of passes the attacker was through on goal and fired into the net giving Marcus no chance. We then had a spate of defending corners. This was most improved compared to the previous game.
However we went 2 goals behind just before half time. We had numerous chances to clear the ball in our area which we failed to do so. From a nice pass the attacker planted a right foot shot into the top corner with Marcus getting a hand to the drive.
Just as half time approached Joseph had a good run and shot just over and at the other end firstly Luke and then Nathan got in important blocks. Just as the half was ending Marcus made a very good save and claim of the ball as Tingley threatened again.
We started the second half with the wind in our favour. However it seemed that we were trying too hard. Joseph shot wide before Jack missed a good chance. Then Nathan found Geno whose shot went across the goal with no one to poke the ball in. At the back Max and Evan were keeping thngs tight enabling Freddie to venture more and more forward.
Just as we thought it wasn’t going to be our day , we scored. Felix won the ball and found Joseph. Joseph layed the ball off to the advancing Freddie whose long range shot was spilled by the keeper but fell into the net. 2-1.
With our tails up we won spate of corners. With Jack taking excellent corners first Jacob and then Geno went close. Then we levelled up from a good interception by Luke who found Jack. Jack layed the ball off to Joseph who beat a man and then cracked an excellent shot into the corner of the net. 2-2.
Then we took the lead with another great goal. Nathan cut inside and found a great pass to Freddie. Freddie found Joseph who in turn played the ball back into the path of Nathan who smartly found the net. 3-2.
Tingley then made a rare foray into our half and won a free kick just outside our area. From the free kick Marcus gathered the ball before kicking quickly out of hand. Jack won the ball and found the energetic Felix. Felix beat a man and played a nice ball inside to Jacob. Jacob then beat 2 players before shooting into the side netting.
With only a few minutes remaining we finally made the game safe. Nathan played a good ball into the are which Geno flicked on. As Jacob went for the ball he was bundled over. The ref awarded a penalty.
Up stepped Jack who cooly side footed the ball into the corner of the net 2-4.
We then closed the game out with some good passing.
A great second half performance where we got our passing game going. Full credit to the boys to turn the game around.