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Sunday 23rd of November 2014

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24.9.11, Sale United Tigers vs Vikings

24.9.11, Sale United Tigers vs Vikings

Our second league fixture of the season, and the first away match, strangely enough against Sale United Tigers again who had narrowly beaten us at Lees Field the previous week. With Lewis unavailable 9 Vikings made the short trip, Connor returning to goalkeeping duties this week.

Generally, my reports break the match down into the three periods, but the nature of this encounter meant that all 3 blended into one epic tussle. We have made such good progress recently that we can now match the likes of Sale United Tigers, whereas last season they beat us 3 times. The match was truly end to end, nail-biting, exciting, balanced, and a terrific example of young players enjoying the game. The only mystery is how both teams failed to score, given the number of good chances created. We enjoyed a long spell of pressure in the second period when I felt sure the goal was coming, but it was not to be. Final score 0-0.

We were excellent for the whole game, every player showing determination, desire, and real commitment to the team. Connor looked very comfortable in goal, making a series of good saves and distributing the ball well with long throws and intelligent kicks. The only time a Sale attempt got past Connor, we saw Nathan race back to brilliantly clear off the line. The defence were solid and organised, keeping their shape and covering each other superby. The midfield battled away and supported at both ends of the pitch, whilst Charlie played the entire match as lone striker and never stopped running.

If proof were needed of our recent progress, in the 3 meaningful matches so far this season we have scored 6 goals and conceded just 2.

Awarding Player of the Match trophies was again very difficult, as every player could stake a justified claim and all deserve lots of praise. Isabella took a trophy home, after another terrific battling display. She does the simple things really well, rarely gives the ball away and is always willing to track back and tackle with strength and timing. The second award went to Charlie, who like Nathan played the whole match and put in a huge effort. Charlie was always willing to put pressure on the Sale back line, as well as be at the heart of most of our attacking play, passing and moving and making himself available to team-mates.

Well done to all players, thanks to Darren and Mike for their assistance, and thanks to our supporters who endured yet another soaking!


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