Saturday 29th March 2014
Under 11's : Sheppey Swifts 3-3 Inkberrow Eagles
With injuries and players away we were down to 8 players and Sheppey, in the spirit of the game, matched our numbers. However we were very slow to start and conceded 3 goals within the first fifteen minutes. A whitewash looked on the cards. But we composed ourselves and began our passing game. Pressure told, as did Gregs pace and we got one back. Our heads lifted and Dom had a great game in midfield, playing out and passing through balls to Greg and with a lovely touch pass the keeper scored another before half time. The second half was all pressure from us. Jake was outstanding in defence and seemed to be everywhere. Will was strong in midfield and with head up man some beautiful weighted passes. Will took a great free kick that clipped the cross bar. But we continued to push and Greg got his hat-trick. Three all. Fantastic play and at times we split the defence. Best play all season. Well done to all. Man of the Match Greg for his 3 goals"
Under 10's : Broadway Utd Youth 7-1 Inkberrow Eagles
The scoreline misrepresents the game, and is harsh on the under 10's. Going an early goal down, the team responded almost instantly with Hadley drilling in a great goal from a breakaway. And so for 15 minutes after that point Inkberrow ploughed forward, wave after wave, 3 on 1 quite regularly, with a bad bounce here, a good save there, denying them a chance to further their lead. And then Broadway scored 2 goals close to half time to go in for a 3-1 lead. Despite this the teams passing was good, harrying, pressing and working together. And then the second half. Going down hill, and with the wind behind them Inkberrow set off with purpose. But, with a wicked 90 degree bounce from a speculative half hit shot and another well taken incisive goal from Broadways number 11, Inkberrow were 5-1 down. The team continued to stick to their principles of passing, pressing and this nearly saw several responses but each time, the ball ran away on the slope. A penalty and another well taken goal from Broadway and the game was up. After 4 months unbeaten, this was a bitter pill to take for the boys. But they will return, refreshed and wiser for the experience. This weekends game takes place on Sunday, with kick-off at 1030am at home to Moreton Rangers. Come on you Eagles!