8s first draw of the season
a cold dark and damp 4.30 start
8s turned up for a cold dark and damp 4.30 start against Olton & West Warwick 6s. This was a game we really should have won. We went up 1-0 towards the latter stages of the first half, thanks to a shot off a short corner by Russell Boatman that was helped in as a deflection of an Olton player. A little bit or pressure from Olton led to an own goal from myself ... apologies to the 8s and to Austin Shipley (who did not deserve is as he played fabulously for us). Plenty of effort from the 8s, just lacked a little tactical nouse to make it count. 1-1 it finished.
Very hard to name a man of the match in a game where so many put in so much effort ... but particular mentions ought to go to Jacob Chakko-George for his efforts down the right wing, Ryan ClairePaul Russell for his cool head support in defense, Russell Boatman for his goal, and Austin Shipley for a great goal keeping performance. A special welcome to Conor Mehaffey on his debut for the 8s, we hope you felt welcome and enjoyed it.
Next week we have an important 6 pointer versus Redditch and too many of you are missing with poor excuses like skiing! Hope you don't have too fight too hard to get back in the team Nick Power, Ben Claire Gough, Conor Mehaffey ... Two weeks out and only five league games remaining!!!