On Wednesday the Colts A VII squad travelled to Lutterworth Soccer Centre to take on a traditionally strong and physical Maidwell team.
As our Glen pitches are waterlogged we chose to play on the rubber crumb Astro pitches at Lutterworth to encourage skilful play. We used a smaller, less bouncy ‘Futsal’ ball, with the same aim.
The A squad consisted of Fin, the newly appointed captain, Archie Gi, Patrick, Dom, Arjun (GK) and Henry B. Sadly, Archie Go missed the game due to illness.
From the opening minutes onwards it was clear that our boys had much more composure on the ball. We passed the ball with great confidence and it was a delight to watch. We raced to a 5-0 lead through goals from Fin (2), Archie (2) and Patrick.
Fin was a constant threat, showing superb dribbling skills, Patrick and Archie controlled and passed beautifully, Dom and Henry were solid and dependable at the back and Arjun was very reliable and showed developing confidence, in goal.
From this point onwards we altered the balance of the teams to make it a more even contest. The first match ended 7-2 (with two more goals to Fin).
The second match was closer from the start and went to 3-2, then 5-4 then 7-5, before we won 8-5. The most pleasing aspect of this match was that we continued to try to play a confident passing game, even when Fin was off the pitch and when we allowed Maidwell to have extra players on the pitch. Second match scorers were : Fin 5, Patrick 2 and Archie. This was a very pleasing start to the season, but we face a tough challenge next week versus Brooke Priory. Please note that this fixture is now AWAY.
Other Colts results on the day were:
B squad lost 6-9 (Man of the Match : Jack)
C squad won 4-1(Man of the Match : Kian)
D squad won 2-1 (Man of the Match : Henry V)
E squad won 5-0 ( Man of the Match : Karan)