The Colts A team consisting of Captain Finn F, Patrick B in goal, Dom A, Henry B, Archie Gi, Alfie W, Archie Go and Jack U played a strong Dixie GS including a West Bromwich Albion trialist away on a perfect day for football.
It was soon evident that the boys needed to be on their best games to get anything form the match with their post being hit in the very first minute and a number of fierce shots just missing the target or being saved by the stand in goalie Patrick B. Our lack of speed to close players down caused us all sorts of problems but credit to the boys must be given for their tireless effort not only to defend but also to play some good counter attacking football.
With the game close to the end Stoneygate pushed for an equaliser only to have a break away goal scored against them making the final score Stoneygate 3 Dixie GS 5. Finn F scored all 3 of our goals and rightly picked up the man of the match award. The Champagne moment went to Patrick B who made some fine saves.
The boys now need to re-group and work on their ability to close players down quickly and correctly.
Many thanks to all parents who came to watch the game – I think you were entertained.