On Our Way
By Phil Jennings
First league win of the season
Second home game of the season and it's against an old enemy in West Allotment.
We went for a 3-5-2 formation today to overload the midfield, this was successful as the lads played their pass and move football. Excellent play though the middle and West Allotment had a clearing header out of their box. This came to Ben who controlled the ball and hit it on the half volley straight in to the goal, 1 nil to TUFC on 7 minutes. Three minutes later and it a second, Reece with the goal supplied by Luke.
West Allotment then hit us with a ball over the top and scored 2-1 on 21 minutes. They're through again, one on one with our keeper, Owen rushes out and pulls an outstanding one handed save tipping the ball round the post. On the half hour mark Reece gets his second of the game supplied by an excellent cross from Dylan. 3-1 going in to the break.
The second half was more us than them, passing and moving the ball very well, getting through on goal on a number of occassions, it has to be said the West Allotment keeper was in outstanding form pulling off some excellent saves and keeping his team in the game. On 73 minutes Joe secures our 4th of the game, being supplied by Cole. Two minutes late and Cole is down the right and pull a brilliant stike out of the bag to secure our 5th and last goal of the game.
Special mention to Jack who had a superb game on the right of the back three, playing some excellent defence and passing the ball forward to great effect, supporting the midfield really well, unfortunate not to pick up one of the man of the match awards. His partners in crime at the back, Josh B and Ethan played really well with another special mention to Josh who was really strong in defence. Owen pulled out some great saves today in each half of the game. The five in midfield, Adam, Joe, Ben, Luke and Cole linked up really well supplying some excellent through balls for Reece and Dylan. Subs Patrick and Josh C came on with 5 minutes to go towards the end of the first half and played some nice football, Josh unlucky not to get a goal in this game.
Excellent debut for Dylan who fitted in to the team really well for his first game and securing both the Coaches & Parents man of the match awards.
A note from one of our coaches, Darren:
Excellent football, some of the passing today was what we have been working to achieve. I was really please with the accuracy of the passing and movement off the ball.