WHAT A GAME!
Still undefeated at home in the league since November 2015!!!
After dominating the first 13 mins we find ourselves going behind with Pelicans first real attack. Some neat passing saw them go through amd the pacey striker knocks it easily into the goal past the out rushing Kian.
It takes us 2 minutes to level the scoring; now you might want to take not of this because I will not repeat myself; Bryn flies in a fantastic corner and Zephaniah attacks it and puts the ball home.
2 minutes later and Bryn flies in a fantastic corner from the other side and Zephaniah attacks it and heads the ball home.
Told you I wouldnt repeat myself!
23 mins : a swift counter attack sees the fast striker get through our defence and smack the ball in off the post.
28 mins : some hard battling in the middle of the park sees the ball pop up, it gets controlled by a Pelican player with his hand and he puts the striker through from that and the ball is cooly placed away.
30 mins : route 1 prevails. Kian sends a lofty kick up top. Zephaniah battles for it and it pops up for Bryn who passes it back inside for Zephaniah who calmy strokes it home for a first half hat trick. A first half hat trick of assists for Bryn too!
Second half and we come straight out the blocks. Both teams are playing well and battling hard and its a great game to watch.
33 mins : mason cuts out a kick from their keeper and loops the ball over the Pelican defence for Zephaniah to show strength and brush aside the defender before rolling the ball into the bottom corner to put us back in the lead.
49 mins : rolls reversed. Kian punts another long ball which is won by Zephaniah. He slots it in for Bryn who fires it home and he gets his well deserved goal and his 6th in his last 3 games. Hes actually been involved in 10 of our 13 goals scored in our last 3 games; a rich vein of form.
53 mins : we dont like to make it easy for ourselves do we? A great passage of play by Pelican sees the small winger collecting the ball out on their right. He cuts in on his left foot and curls a shot at goal. Kian saves it but it falls right at the strikers feet and he pokes it home.
56 mins : after some outstanding battling from Leo yet again in the middle, Bryn picks up the ball and has a fiece shot saved by the keeper only for Izak to follow it up and steer it home from an acute angle.
Kian : another great game in goal. Commanded his area well and was fast off his line. Progressing all the time.
Euan : kept the fast number 13 at bay. Did an outstanding man marking job. Wise beyond his years with that performance.
Conner : exactly the same at Euan. They split this responsibility between them and did amazing. Conner shown great strength against him. Couldnt ask for anymore.
Mason : had a quiet first half but more than made up for it in the 2nd. His smile was ear to ear; he knew how well he played in the 2nd half and Im glad he was proud of that because so am I. Got a quality assist too.
Logan : thats the Logan we know. Stood strong and used his head. Becoming more and more comfortable on the ball each and every week.
Leo : yet another solid performance from this lad. Battled like a warrior even when he got fouled he still didnt lose the ball. Pure grit and determination from him again today.
Bryn : what great form this lads in. Involved in 10 out of 13 goals in the last 3 games. 4 assists and 1 well deserved goal today. The best thing about this is I know we still havent had the best out of him yet! He has another gear which is scary... especially for opponents defenders.
Megan : let me just tell you about this Cryff turn; me and Megan did some work on it a while back. The ball comes out to her and she Cryffs it and the defender HAS to bring her down as she just turned him inside out. Quality.
She played well again, non stop closing down and went on a few tricky runs too. 1 she took 2 players on but got her shot blocked.
Matty : a great display from the wing wizard today. Used his nogging alot more today and did the right thing everytime except for 1. Shown what he has in the locker and tortured their left hand side today. Them players will be having a nap this afternoon after chasing his shadow all morning.
Zak : bossed the park that much I nearly gave him a pair of black shades and a sheepskin coat to trot around in. Spots the danger so well and is comfortable enough to emerge out any tight spot with the ball at his feet to relieve the pressure and set up an attack; he did this time and again today.
Zephaniah: this is why we tell him to stay up top; I just know that it works. A first half hat trick and a 4th just after half time. Great strength and was great to see him smile all game. Worthy winner for POM today. Excellente; thats Excellent in Italian for all you non Italian speakers.
Izak : I think all the Pelican players that played on the right today are still dizzy because of this lad. He ran them ragged, pulling out skills from nowhere and creating so much down our left hand side. Its a joy to watch when hes on it.
This was a great game where both teams did themselves proud.
Super proud of us today. Everyone put a shift in and no one shirked responsibility and did their bit for the team.
Unfortunately we cant get 2nd now but we are 3rd and will cement that if we avoid defeat next week.
Enjoy your wekend, you deserve it!!!
Immensely proud Moyles
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