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Ultimately a disappointing score-line which did not really reflect the game. This was harsh on the lads who battled manfully against the odds and were well in the game at 2-2 at half time and beyond. The visiting No10 just had enough class about him though, to keep slotting the ball in the onion bag at an annoyingly consistent rate - every 15minutes! This was the lads first 11 a side game on a full size pitch so there was much to get used to!

If we were able to field a full squad this would have been a very close affair (get well soon Joe and Alex) - BUT it did throw up a massive bonus in the form of debut boy Jacob Kirkman. He showed strength and poise to prove he will be able to contribute all throughout the spine of the team. He also showed determination and tenacity which are always welcome additions. Not only that but he scored a 20 yard dipping volley in-off the crossbar that Aguero himself would have been proud of. Welcome to the colts Jacob.

This goal occurred after we conceded a sloppy first goal - squandering 3 chances to clear the ball. It also came in the final 15 minutes of the first half, a period we were very much on top for.After the No10 punished us again in a breakaway, we got back on top and the pressure forced a penalty. Archie dusted himself down and got up to lash it in the bottom corner. 2-2 at half time and I thought we were in the ascendancy,

The second half was definitely more in Crofts favour though and a lot of this was down to fitness/intensity and the size of the pitch. It is the same for both sides I know - but their legs were significantly longer than ours! We kept going and it was very very close - we were just unable to convert the chances we created. Louie Lang was superb and industrious, JJ was also working harder than ever before. Tom had a great second half snuffing out danger before it was created and both Joes were fantastic. Max made some important stops. Todays skipper (Louie) awarded MOM to Archie.

Back to 9 a side next week - well played everybody



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