Saturday 22nd March 2014
Under 11's : Inkberrow Eagles 1-4 Eckington Eagles
Inkberrow played a strong Eckington team on a bright Spring morning. We started well and played our passing game. However Eckington took their chances and were 3 nil up at half time. We continued to push with Dom
finding the space to shoot and was rewarded with a lovely goal. We continued to push - hit the cross bar and more runs down the wing from Greg. Great play and pressure and good commitment from all players. Man of the match
Dom for positional play."
And now to Mr S and the Under 10's
Under 10's : Inkberrow Eagles 1-0 Welford Juniors
Inkberrow entertained the team top of the League who had a 100% win record up until this moment. Remembering last seasons sobering match (2-7), together with the promise shown in a January friendly (1-1), the team started all cylinders firing. In the first 5 minutes Inkberrow were 1-0 up, a great move finished expertly by Luka. As per the friendly Inkberrow's pace and verve, harrying and pressing, together with teamwork and passing ensured several other chances were carved out on the first half. Some interesting revelations during the match - Alex is fast becoming the goalkeeper of the second half of the season - only 1 goal conceded in 2 full matches. Ben, taking an unfamiliar role in midfield took his fine indoor form onto the pitch. More competition building in that midfield area! In the second half, Welford began to exert more and more pressure. But the commanding figure of Tom, with timely interventions from all other players, ensured the score remained the same. And at the final whistle, euphoria and pride, both internally for the coach on a team which is growing fast into an excellent collective unit, and externally from the parents and home crowd who are witnessing great football and development of the children who are loving playing football and as a team. The team is man of the match for this game. Every player contributed crucial moments for the collective and gave 100% in everything they did. Fantastic effort and result - very well deserved - all players be very proud of the journey you have been on. And so, to the coming weekend, it is Broadway Utd (2nd in the league) away - come on you Eagles!