In what seems like a rare occurrence this season the sun was out and all four teams played a full 90 minutes, unfortunately only 1 team managed to record a win.
Firstly the first team who travelled to Lees to face Springhead in which is always a tough place to visit and the conditions of the pitch made this even tougher. Despite the poor pitch it wasn’t an excuse for the slow start conceding two early goals and from then it was always going to be an uphill task, this was made even harder when in the 60th minute Will Wareing received his 2nd red card of the season. The third goal was always going to be a crucial and with Georgians pushing for a way back in it was Springhead who got the goal on the break. Georgians did get a consolation when striker Joe Bevan wriggled free and finished inside the area but it was to little to late.
One massive positive to take out of the game was youth team products Will Callen and Aaron Shepard who did their call up justice with strong performances in a tough game.
Next onto the Ressies in a big game at the bottom of the table against Wilmslow. Georgians got off to a dream start when they went 1-0 when Jake Bramwell got his 1st goal of the season and this was very quickly 2-0 when Bevan Southward flicked the ball on for a Wilmslow defender to turn it into his own net. With Georgians cruising it was a shock when Wilmslow pulled one back making it a very nervy last half an hour. The inevitable did happen after a number of missed chances and with virtually the last kick of the game Wilmslow equalised, this was definitely 2 points dropped for Jeff’s lads but they go again with a buy fixture list coming.
Big Positive from the game was return of goalkeeper Lewis Arden from injury.
Hoping Sunday was a better day for the teams the vets proved why they were the team to beat in their league. It showed why they were unbeaten when they raced into a 3-0 lead on a sunny morning at Cromley Road, Northenden Victoria did get a goal back but from then on it was complete domination with some quality football on show and finishes to match. The game finished 9-2, yes 9. The lads rolled back the years to leave them 1 point clear at the top.
Positive from the game was Andy Jenkins lasting more than his usual 45 minute stint and reaching the hour mark.
Lastly the youth team who have had some fine performances this season but Sunday was an off day for the young Georgians crashing out of the open cup 5-0 to Irlam. This result doesn’t define their season as that’s only the 4th defeat of the season but they must bounce back quickly as they have a busy schedule coming up with some possible silverware at the end of it.
One positive was 16 year old Lewis Findlow solid performance in central midfield against a strong under 18 side.
Training back at Aquinas on Tuesday as we hope of plenty of more football next weekend.