U11's Saturday 30th November : Inkberrow Eagles 1-7 Sheppey Swifts
The score line does little justice to the effort and skill the boys showed. Much better back defence and some strong play up front from Greg and Will. At times we forgot our shape and swarmed around the ball but I am pleased to say the players corrected themselves. A fine goal from Greg and some finger tip saves from Duncan. Plenty to work on but plenty to be pleased with. Max again taking on a couple of tank size forwards. Man of the Match Greg - although I could have given it to the whole team.
And now to Mr S and the Under 10's - good news after last weekends win?
U10's Saturday 30th November : Tewkesbury Town Pumas 1-2 Inkberrow Eagles
A beautiful, sunny, crisp morning and a lovely football surface to boot at Puckrup. These two teams played out a 2-2 draw 4 weeks ago, and the same fare followed. 2 quite brilliant headed goal line clearances, shots saved, shots just the wrong side of the post. The Tewkesbury defence and goalkeeper were repelling all advances, just! 0-0 at half time, and the team were confident. The second half got underway and more attacking, finally brought its reward - 2 goals in 10 minutes from Harry S and Hadley settled nerves and the team pressed for a 3rd. Suddenly a more direct attack from Tewkesbury brought a consolation goal and a nervy final 7 minutes (for the coach!). However, the new found defensive resilience, awareness and team work reaped its just reward and the team comfortably saw out the final minutes, for a well deserved second win in a row. The boys should be proud of their efforts over the last 2 weeks. 90+ minutes without conceding a goal goes to show how much the team is operating more as a cohesive unit, and their never say die approach ensures they sit 2nd in the League now. Man of the match goes to Harry S as much for his defensive work and his shots, crosses and corners, as his goal - tireless work, well done. Next weekend sees a return to training, with a significant challenge awaiting on the 14th December at home in the Under 10 Plate v either Bidford Bombers or Sheppey Swifts. Well done, and be proud. Come on you Eagles!