Played at SRC Billingham.
Weather warm and overcast.
First 5 minutes I thought we were in for a tough game, Billingham set up well and looked like they could pass the ball with some great battles in the centre of the park, And then the next 5 minutes completely changed the complexion of the game: 3 goals in 5 minutes!! We absolutely played Billingham off the park with superb displays from all the boys. Jimmy made a couple of fine saves and again distributed the ball fantastically well keeping a clean sheet! Dwain, Thomas and Harvey solid as rocks at the back with some great moves and passing forward! Kian and Guy on the wings, unstoppable with some great passing, Harry in Centre mid bossing the middle and grabbing a couple of super goals! Caden and Rio up front both hungry and on their games picking up 4 goals a piece superb boys! We mixed up formations throughout the game to trial possible positional play and I've got to say we had some impressive football from Finn in goal 2nd half very unlucky not to keep another clean sheet due to a worldy goal in the top corner even Neuer couldn't have saved! Callum was solid in defence with some strong tackles along with Ashton unlucky not to score 2 excellent goals, Max strong in the centre and at the back and Sam up and down the wing all night with some great through balls, Toby also had a great game putting himself about all over the pitch with some great passing. The boys all played very well indeed
11-1 Win, Great result indeed against another experienced junior league team been together 2 years.
I hope our parents enjoyed the match as much as Rob and I did. We are absolutely delighted with progress and thank you all for keeping the faith. We find out tomorrow which division we will be playing in and after tonight's performance we aren't bothered were they put us as we will do just fine .
See you guys at training on Thursday with another friendly planned on Sunday against tougher opposition! "Sea, Sea, Sea, Siders"