After pushing the league leaders all the way last week and with an actual sub available we looked forward to taking on the second highest team. We did some lovely passing and put Bidford under some early pressure. However when they broke we failed to clear and conceded early. At half time we were only one nil down but our concentration
dipped in the second half and we backed off from tackles. Added to some lovely skill from individual Bidford players and the score began to escape us. I am really pleased to say that the Inkberrow team continued to push and Josh scored in the second half. Both him, Harry and Jake took the fight to Bidford but were unable to get the reward the team so richly deserved. Great saves from Duncan kept the score down but the continual pressure from Bidford told. Man of the Match Josh for a great goal and continued pressure.
And now to the Under 10's : Inkberrow Eagles v Tewkesbury Town Pumas 2-2
Another glorious autumnal morning met the team early, for their team photo. It could not have been better weather. And then to the match. It was a case of so close but not quite. Opta Stats would have had issues keeping track....the team hit the bar twice, the post three times, had numerous very close shots, and were on all out attack for the majority of the match....in fact the opposition had three shots on target, with two of them finding the net, such was the disparity in the balance of play. Even the opposition coach, despite his excitement of recovering in both the first and second half from a goal deficit admitted he did not believe it. But no matter. The first point of the season, confidence levels rising and some commendable displays. The team should take heart from the fact that we have a couple of weeks now to fine tune, and then come back ready to put those drills into practice. Man of the match was Harry S, with special mention for Thomas, who was a composed last man standing several times in the game. Well done all!