FTC v AFC Brooklands
A nice way to finish the season with a strong performance and a great result.
Whether it was the cold morning or the fact that we hadn’t had a match for a few weeks we started off a bit sluggishly, but as the first half developed we managed to get our passing game going.
We created a number of opportunities but the Brooklands keeper was equal to them. Meanwhile at the other end Will was doing some great blocks and fancy footwork to keep the Brooklands’ strikers at bay.
We went one up after a corner wasn’t cleared and Harvey found himself in a good position to slot home. We then had a few more opportunities before the ref blew the half-time whistle.
We spoke about upping our energy and effort levels at half-time and the boys certainly did that in the second half as we started to press Boorklands more. This resulted in us winning the ball back earlier and then breaking swiftly and the boys scoring a number of goals in the second half through a combination of Jake and Ollie. We were unlucky not to score more with both Oscar and Harvey also going close.
Brooklands also had chances but some great saves from Will as well as some great tackles and blocks from James and Eelis saw another good defensive display. Brooklands did finally get the goal they deserved when a fierce shot from outside the box fizzed into the corner
Man of the Match: Eelis – great tackles, positioning and passing out from the back today Effort Award: Ollie – scored a couple of goals and tracked back well Special mention: Jake – a great hat-trick!
Thanks to Mel and Gerald for the fruit!
Today was our last league match of the season and quite probably our last game at Calthorpe Park after four and half years! The boys have been fantastic to work with this season and we look forward to their move to 9-aside next year.