Fantastic effort by the Scholars vs a Norseman side who are second in the league above! The work rate and desire of each and every player was superb - all should be very proud. We matched them toe for toe in the first half, and just short of the same standard in the second half.
The Norseman side benefited from numerous Maradonas, not only in some of their players silky skills but in the way they handled the ball on a few occasions which brought back the bad memories of 86, but this time it was many "hands of god". The build-up for both their first two goals should have been pulled up for blatant hand balls, and mid-way in second half their GK who was yards outside his penalty area should have been a free kick and possible sending off too. Irrespectively, they were a very good side which deserved the win, and know the boys will continue to develop to play the same type of football.
There were good performances from all the players, with our man of the match awarded to captain Nathan who covered almost every blade of grass, supporting defense and midfield, putting in many challenges and creating opportunities - he simply lead by example.
Thanks to the parents with great support as always.
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