towns 13s yellows off to a flying start
away from home
So the campaign started again with a hard fought victory over the strong Great Notley Panthers who are deemed potential favourites for the league. Having all summer off it was our first get together for 4 months and it clearly showed, adjusting to 11 a side is going to be difficult but the boys proved that they are quick learners. Game started with Notley being the clearly bigger side trying to use it to their advantage, this tactic worked in our favour as Ally was able to intercept a loose pass playing it into the channel for Christian to exploit the space and make a great decision squaring it to Louis Stoneham to score on his debut. Notley equalised shortly after with a terrific strike that even a senior keeper would struggle to save, this was short lived as once again with the same combination Louis made it 2-1, Ally put a header on target which was kept out by a great save from the keeper. Once again though just before half time another great strike from outside the box found the corner leaving Jeff with no chance.
After the break our midfield started to settle down and use the ball which ultimately created our winning goal, link up play between Danger, Rads and Louis found the ball going to Max who done to Notley what we had done to us for their two goals and found the top corner. Witham missed a few great opportunities to kill the game off and Jeff made a fantastic save at the end to seal the victory, a victory that could’ve been a draw and no one would’ve argued. A message to the back 3 that a solid base made for the game to be won and all players were exceptional considering they hadn’t played since April. Keep it up boys