Clifton AW U10 White 2 Long Eaton U10 Yellow 2
Another challenging friendly match this morning against a long standing division 1 side in Long Eaton.
We had extremely good possession in phases and definitely matched them at times both in style and ability.
No Stan for the second week this time through ilness however ever the team player Stan was in attendance cheering on the boys.
We started well again on the 7th minute Bailey and Dylan pressed hard from a LE goal kick, Bailey used strength and determination as always to break the ball free, take a couple of touches and kindly fired it home nicely to take the lead.
LE pushed back and got the equaliser on the 13th minute, and I must say were dangerous throughout including hitting the woodwork twice in the second half. With only the two subs LE kept the flow to their game a little easier and were less disrupted than our lads so second half this seemed to pay off whilst we were still making various changes.
We battled hard and MOM today Leon kept us in this one with numerous outstanding stops from all sorts of opportunities for LE. He also had the extremely muddy conditions to deal with!! WELL DONE LQ! On the 37th minute LE got ahead through a nice passage of play and we were struggling to really threat at all.
However...we got our chance, some nice build up play was dealt with very well by the LE defence and we had won a corner. Leo whipped one in and the keeper lost it in his hands and it went straight in.
We finished the game 2-2 after some robust defending by working very hard for each other.
Again, we're in the mix, we cause a real challenge to these higher sides so lets see how we go!
Proud as always!