Three Wins In A Week For Blues
A hat-trick of wins was completed at a blustery former venue of ours, Wright Robinson.
Team: Logan Booth, Jake Pearson, Jacob Donnelly (c), Noah Rowlinson, Dylan Johnston, Thomas Brogden. Thomas Kuczaj, Louie Meates, Liam Boardman, Mackenzie Lomas.
So, the third game in a week, and we trooped down to Wright Robbie, not been here for a while and its grown, with proper organised parking for the fans and everything.
As we arrived, we were greeted with the news that big Craig from The Reds had broken his ankle badly in the game previously, which subdued the atmosphere for a while and we all hope he recovers well and will be back with us as soon as possible.
Celtic looked quite decent in the early exchanges, which made a mockery of their lowly league position to be fair, they passed the ball well and had opportunities, but we are stronger these days, and soaked up the early pressure.
Booth continues to grow into the keeping position, he's even developed a Gary Sprake ( who?) swagger and is sweeping out of the box well, giving confidence to the back three, in that they now know its not a disaster if a striker gets through, it comes from the back this confidence, Donnelly is now more rigid and apparently has an interesting line or two in banter as the kids say, with the attackers.
The power boots of Pearson and Rowlinson caused a lot of problems for Celtic in this game, with corners coming in thick and fast, the pressure on the Staly keeper meant he unfortunately fumbled a couple giving tap-ins to Kuczaj and Johnston.
These goals galvanised the game as half time approached, and The Blues had to soak up some attacks as we almost got caught out pushing for more goals.
Half-time came as the thundery black bellied monsters circled above our heads in the uncovered Gorton end stand and we worriedly discussed subjects such as Paul Johnstons' limited stature, and the real occupation of Mr Lomas ( assassin / secret agent / MP ) delete as appropriate, oil my a..!
Also mentioned was Mr Booths' history, banjo-playing and can-shooting were brought up together with his middle name which is Cleatus.
Anyway, as usual I digress, and the second half began with worrying looks skywards, I would like to claim The Blues were on top now, but they weren't, Celtic came out strongly and hit the woodwork from a corner, a few angry words between the lads and we began to play again.
Brogden lashed in a beauty followed by a second as Glossop finally established a firm foothold in the match, and we began to relax.
A late tap in from Boardman sealed the deal and we had won a third game in a week.
The lads seem to have clicked in the last few weeks and I for one feel if they had a constant run of games not ruined by the weather, they could possibly have won this league, should be a good test for them next week against the Champions.
Coach watch all quiet today as everyone was a bit quiet after the earlier news, though the volume control of Coach Pearsons' gob seems to have crept back up to eleven after a quiet few weeks.
MOMs went to Logan Booth and Jacob Donnelly.
By the way, the rain did come and we got wet, luckily though for the real men, not a brolly in sight!