Update: We have one space in the U10s for our tournament next weekend after a withdrawal. Anyone interested in taking up the space, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by 10pm this evening. Thank you.
Further update: U10s space taken by Pilgrims … thank you Karl
U8s waiting on Kennington for an answer. Could be another vacancy … more news as soon as we hear
U9s hold their own against top opposition
Two draws and three defeats doesn’t sound brilliant but put into context this was a gallant effort by the U9s at Deal who came up against higher-grade and indeed older opponents.
We played some good football today despite playing up a year and they matched the opposition in every aspect with some good moves and defended well.
Well done all who took part!
Player of the tournament today was Matteo. .
Editor’s note: So pleased for Matteo who has come on in leaps and bounds at the Green and it is great to see him happy on and off the field. Also a word of praise for Rob who accepted the Executive’s offer to take up this new challenge – he has galvanised the squad to the extent that they can’t wait till the next tournament (which of course is our own next weekend). Great stuff everyone and Phil (Matteo’s dad) … your non-alcoholic beer will be in stock from Monday!
Under 14s end on a high
After a painful start, the U14s came within an inch of redeeming themselves at sun-kissed Deal today. Glaring mistakes, own goals and a general lack of marking, saw us lose the opening three qualifiers before a comeback that brought victory and a draw against the favourites Deal Town Rangers. Perhaps too little, too late – but the signs are there and all the boys deserve praise for showing great courage and fight as the day progressed. Had a thunderbolt from Gift hit the net instead of rebounding from the crossbar in our final match, we would have been in the quarter finals. Such are the fine margins in football. Our player of the match could have gone to a number of lads but the determination and quality of Jordan’s defencing for the final two matches just clinches it. The U14s are also in action tomorrow at Sandyacres with Mark Fuller and Rob Finn taking the squad. Meet 11,30am in the clubhouse. Some pictures from Deal:
U10s report from Sandyacres … four goalless draws!