Lepton - Match One
MOTM for Luke as we take on Lepton in the first of a double-header.
GK AF, LB Carter, RD Luke, LM Logan, CM Toby, RM Jack
Both Jack and Logan showing good turns when in possession of the ball.
We are showing some good early moves in midfield. Good pass by Jack.
Great interception at the back from Luke with a header and a pass upfield to match.
Carter and Luke break up a Lepton attack with good defending. Our midfielders are reminded how quick Lepton are to get forward to attack our goal and encouraged to chase back.
Lepton have a corner. Lets get goal side of their players. Its away by Logan and he chases the ball down to pressure the opposition to allow us to get out of our area.
Great ball out from the back from Carter, leading to a Kexborough attack.
AJ mops up at the back. Looking composed when called upon.
Carter and Luke reminded to push up to the halfway line when the ball is in the opposition half. They can then receive a pass back and help the attack adding more pressure.
Good throw by Logan to Toby.
AJ has the ball and the midfielders are reminded that when the opposition have the ball they need to come back to get it back. A nice kick by AJ. Quietly going about his job, with an air of confidence in the morning sunshine.
Luke is doing it again, breaking up another attack and releasing a pass upfield. That was a tackle, then chasing the ball down and another tackle and a pass. Great stuff.
Jack is chasing the ball down, gets it, showing good close ball skills. He's been playing on FIFA, I think.
Toby encouraged to go forward and help our wide midfielders when they have the ball, he can unlock the Lepton defence.
Good positioning by Jack.
Yes, you know who it is at the back by now. A tackle and a beautiful pass upfield. Well done again Luke. He knows what he needs to do, we're keeping it simple and efficient at the back. He's doing it again. Well done Luke, again. Fantastic mate well done.
Midfielders reminded again, that's better Jack, getting stuck in, well done Jack.
They have a corner, it's a good cross, it's blocked by Luke. It's another corner, Toby away.
Again AJ showing confidence at the back with a great save.
Carter brings it out from the back. He gets knobbled with a cruncher. He's ok to carry on.
The referee blows for time. Wrighty is coming on for Carter for the second half. Other positions to be the same. Our passing was great. Midfielders reminded not to let the opposition go 4 against our back 2. We have a chat about what a great passing team Barcelona are, and how equally good they are at getting the ball back from the opposition.
AJ has kept them out!
Right 2nd half is underway. Carter mentions from the bench that their number 14 had a good 1st half. We'll need to look out for him in the 2nd half.
Good defending by Wrighty and Luke in the early stages of the game. Wrighty saves us with that one, was only him left to defend, he had to get it and lucky for us he did.
Josh is asked to get himself ready to come on in 5 minutes.
They have a corner. No-one marking one of their players on the back post. We all need to mark a man, keep on their shoulder, goal side.
Good ball out to the wing in Jack's direction.
It's 4 of the opposition against our 2 at the back. Logan tracking back and chasing down the ball, Jack doing the same. That is better, lets put their team under pressure when the have ball.
It's there 3 against our 2 at the back. Lepton are really pressing us now. Wrighty away.
Josh is taking off his jacket.
A great save by AJ keeps us in it. A ripple of applause goes round the ground. Well done AJ!
Well done Toby, time for a rest. He's coming off now and Josh going on.
One of the visiting coaches compliments us on our pitch.
Lepton take the lead, Jakey their number 14 finds the net. Good goal.
Luke is at it again at the back, tackle and pass. Jack is on it, brilliant effort Jack, its gone for a corner.
Josh is in the middle of our domino formation.
Great work by Logan, well done, he's battling.
Good throw by Logan.
Well done Wrighty at the back. Midfielders reminded to tackle and help to get the ball back.
Logan closing the opposition down, we'll done.
We have a number of thow-ins down our right, pushing Lepton deep into their half, we're getting nearer to their penalty box.
Good work by Jack and Josh with their passing. More throw-ins.
Good work by Josh. He finds Jack who is looking to get Logan through.
Lepton on the counter attack, we are slow in getting back to defend.
Good work by Josh and Jack, they'll combining well. Results in a shot by Logan.
The referee blows the whistle for time. A great match by all.
We've done really well against a great team.
Tackle Count Award - Wrighty, he only played the 2nd half, great effort.
Man of the Match - Luke. He kept his position well today, with well timed tackles and excellent passes upfield.
Special mention to AJ, the number of occasions he blocked and saved shots on his line, kept us in the game. Improving all the time.