U9's season starts with a loss

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U9's season starts with a loss

Posted by admin on September 15, 2013

Another toughie against a team we are seeing quite a lot of of late, Stocksbridge Park Steels. 

Our first encounter came last week in a friendly away, a very frustrating match where both our teams struggled to get a foot hold in the game, one or two players were asked to play out of position, and the long grass did not help! 

But today... although we were on the end of another heavy defeat both teams performed a lot better. 


Game One  The first team were certainly up against it, kicking up hill into a gale and heavy rain!!! I think it's safe to say it was one way traffic in the first half, big shout out to stand in keeper Ellis who pulled off a brilliant penalty save to keep us in with a shout. 

 The second half was a lot better with everyone getting stuck in and closing Stocksbridge down and putting them under pressure. Special mention to Jake Geci for a sterling performance at the back and Jake Taylor our Man of The Match topped of a great performance with a brilliantly took goal!


Game Two This was a more balanced affair, the Spartans closed Stocksbridge down, applied plenty of pressure and had them on the back foot on plenty of occasions. As always Kian ran his socks off and was unlucky not to get on the score sheet as did Matt and Flynn, there were some excellent corners from Will and brilliant defending from Lewis and especially Man of the Match for the second game Luke Geci...Rock solid! 

On the whole we were not expecting much from this game but the Spartans grew in confidence as the games progressed and this should stand the boys in good stead for the rest of the season. 

Would just like to take the opportunity to thank Benedict Walton McBain for his efforts in goal for us throughout last season but sadly due to family commitments he is no longer able to play, he's a cracking little keeper and will be missed.

 All the best Ben!



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