Saturday 3rd May 2014
Under 11's : Crowle Searchers 7-2 Inkberrow Eagles
Crowle 7 - 2 Inkberrow
We started under constant pressure and made some goal line clearances. However on the break Crowle could not match our pace and with 2 fine goals from Dom we went in at half time 2-1 in the lead. However with no subs we soon tired and we could not withstand the constant pressure. Man of the match Will for continuing to encourage his team when heads dropped
And now to the Under 10's...
Friday 2nd May 2014
Under 10's : Welford 1-3 Inkberrow Eagles
A match rearranged, and the coach under work pressure, meant that the team bowled out of the cars at Welford and started the match 5 minutes later. After the initial adjustment to time on a heated seat to playing football at an unfamiliar venue, the team kicked off. Some early forays brought no reward and then an increasingly threatening Welford scored, overlapping and finding a spare man to drill the ball powerfully beyond the Inkberrow keeper. 1-0 to Welford. The team responded, driving forward and forcing a corner. Harry S drove a high inswinging corner into the Welford goal, hitting the inside of the post and ricocheting into the centre of the goalmouth for Ed to poach a simple tap in. Several minutes later, another corner, same side, this time high into the middle of the area was beautifully headed down into the net, again by Ed. And so the team reached half time 2-1 in the lead. Disappointingly for the team the coach had forgotten any form of sweet, biscuit, food and so they had to content themselves with refreshments only. The 2nd half was a similar story. Both sides could have scored, but chances went begging, Welford somehow contriving to miss when the ball bobbled across the area, several near misses with the swing of the boot. And then Inkberrow snatched a third. Increasingly using the wings to cause concern in the Welford defence a low cross was met by Luka, and just as the Welford keeper seemed likely to stop it a faint flick off Ed's boot directed the ball just out of his reached and into the net....the Inkberrow visiting support went wild! And now it was more back to the walls defending, expertly marshalled by Tom, with the confident keeper looming behind adding a reassurance to the teams efforts. And the team saw it out to the final whistle. A great performance and result following several weeks of Easter Eggs and downtime! Man of the match was Ed for his hattrick, although special mention must also go to Harry S for his fantastic corner taking - two wonderful assists!
So, with one game left to play, Inkberrow Eagles are joint second with Broadway Utd Youth, who they now play at home to decide who takes the 2nd place conclusively this Saturday. Come on you Eagles!