Match Report – 28th April

Hi All
Firstly thank you to everyone for your support yesterday on what was a very wet afternoon. I think most Cubs matches have been played in the rain this season!
Secondly a huge thank you for the cards & gifts from the boys, parents and the Group for both Sarah and I. They are all very thoughtful and much appreciated. I still have my own Cub jumper somewhere in the loft so when I find it I can sew on the badge!
Thirdly thank you to the Group for their support of the team both in person and providing kit etc which has been invaluable.
It has been a pleasure to have been involved with Cub football for many years and I have met some fantastic young people and parents along the way. Cubs is very different from managing a youth football team as each year the team changes and so you always have new and different players wanting to take part.  I wish all of you who are young enough to carry on playing next season the best of luck.
*I will pop down to Cubs on Friday so the league trophies can be presented to those who were not able to play
**Please can you return the kit to me asap either via James (if you are at Killigrew) or give me on Friday at the end of Cubs ideally
Match Summary
I hope the boys are not too disappointed after yesterdays loss in the cup match. They should all be very proud of their performances and hopefully the trophy from winning the league will cheer them all up. As I said at the time to go the season undefeated is a huge achievement at any level and something they should remember and cherish.
Sadly my notes from yesterday got very wet and were illegible when I sat down to write this. However, from memory the first half was a real battle with both teams struggling with the conditions and the slope. We took the lead through an excellent free kick by Jack and with some solid defending and good saves from Dylan managed to take a half time lead.
As the second half progressed so did the dominance of the 2nd as they created more chances and we struggled to keep the ball and put them under enough pressure. An equaliser arrived early in the half but the winner was only a couple of minutes from the end which gave us little time to respond.
In between Tom, Joshua and Jack tried to attack, but a few corners was the best we could show for our efforts. Ben had covered nearly every blade of grass but the defensive quartet of Ozan, Ronan, Callum and Sammy could not quite hold out to take the match to extra time.
So the final whistle was met with some disappointment but they should all remember that in overall terms this has been a very successful season.
Player of the Season as voted by the boys went to James who sadly was not present to collect the trophy himself
Most Improved Player as voted by the boys was a close affair but eventually was awarded to Callum
Sportsmanship award went to Dylan as he constantly put the team before himself by playing regularly in goal
Thank you again for your support.
I have attached the team photo (thank you Simon) if you were not able to take one yourself.