An entertaining game full of goals and credit to players from both teams for playing through the elements. This match summary will probably be missing a few incidents due to a combination of factors: my pen stopping working in the rain, my piece of paper getting wet and becoming unreadable and the battery dying on my phone so I couldn’t jot things down on it either.
The match saw Callum kindly volunteer to play in goal in the first half and Tom in the 2nd becoming the latest of the 9 players in the squad to have taken a turn in goal this season. The first half was characterised by a blistering 5 goal personal haul for Jack whose finishing was superb and gave the goalkeeper virtually no chance with any efforts. He was supported with some good link up play from Ben and Dylan behind him whilst Ozan and Ronan were solid in defence.
After a flurry of substitution further goals followed with Joshua and James getting on the score sheet and Tom being very unlucky with 2 decent efforts which deserved better reward. The goal conceded was well taken by the opposition and gave Callum no chance in goal. It was 7-1 at half time.
The second half saw a flurry of more substitutions as we changed personnel and positions. The opposition started the 2nd half with more attacking intent and Tom made 3 excellent saves my personal favourite being a diving save towards the far post. Whilst we conceded 4 goals in total this was certainly not a reflection on his performance as it would have been more without his efforts.
In attack Joshua was on the hunt for a hat trick and some good passing between Joshua, Jack and Dylan allowed him to score the 2 goals and his first hat trick for cubs. The introduction of James in the latter stages saw both Jack and Ben go close but some decisive finishing from James himself saw him score 4 goals in the final 8 minutes of the match.
An excellent passing move between Ronan, James and Ozan saw Ozan run powerfully into the penalty area and score with a thunderous shot which his performances all season fully deserve.
The final whistle was greeted with cheers and lots of muddy kit !
MOM as usual was tricky. A special mention to Jack whose potency in front of goal set us on the right path and both James and Joshua for their goals too. The defence was a solid as it could be in the weather. However MOM went to Tom whose bravery, commitment and athleticism in goal was fantastic to watch!