EAGLES

IT WAS GOOD TO GET BACK TO WINNING WAYS THIS WEEK WITH A VERY CREDIBLE 4-1 WIN IN THE CHALLENGE CUP….CONDITIONS WERE A LITTLE DIFFICULT….BUT WHAT WAS MORE OF A CONCERN AGAIN WAS THE LACK OF NUMBERS FOR THE GAME…..AND WE FINISHED THE GAME WITH ONLY 10 PLAYERS…..NOT TOO SURE WHAT’S GOING ON WITH THE BOYS…..BUT I DO HEAR ABOUT THEIR SATURDAY NIGHTS… SO SOMETIMES I WONDER……

THANK YOU TO MARK FOR TAKING THE WHISTLE FIRST HALF…

ANYWAY MOVING ON…..AFTER A DREADFUL START GOING 0-1 DOWN EARLY ON THE BOYS WORKED HARD TO GET BACK INTO THE GAME….STEVEN DID A GREAT JOB AND AN HONOURABLE JOB FOR THE TEAM BY GOING IN GOAL FOR THE FIRST HALF…WE WORKED HARD TO TURN THE GAME AROUND….WITH PLAYERS PLAYING OUT OF POSITION AND JUST ONE SUB THEY BATTLED BACK TO COME IN AFTER THE BREAK 2-1 UP…A DETERMINED GOAL BY KOYA AND WITH BARNABY MAKING IT 2 GAVE US THE BELIEF TO PUSH ON….THE SECOND HALF WAS GOING TO BE TENSE….STEVEN HAD TO LEAVE….BUT I AM REALLY THANKFUL TO ROSS WHO STEPPED UP TO PLAY IN GOAL..(HAVING NEVER PLAYED THERE)…HE DID A FINE JOB…AND SHOWED REAL TEAM SPIRIT TO STEP UP….THANK YOU….WE SOAKED UP THE PRESSURE…AND WITH A DIFFERENT FORMATION…WITH 3 AT THE BACK THE BOYS REALLY BATTLED….WE STARTED TO CONTROL THE GAME…AND WHEN BARNABY STROKED A GREAT CURLING SHOT INTO THE NET FROM 20YARDS THE TIE LOOKED SAFE….BUT WE STILL PUSHED FOR MORE…AND WITH A PIN POINT CROSS FROM KOYA…JAMIE WAS THERE TO WRAP IT UP WITH A SUPER VOLLEY….THE BOYS WERE SAFE…ALL BOYS PLAYED THEIR PART….ADJAY…BEN…AND JACK WERE REALLY STRONG…ALSO ESPECIALLY BOYS RETURNING FROM LONG LAY OFFS….JASPER AND HARRY…..BUT FOR ME THIS WEEK THE MAN OF THE MATCH GOES TO OLLY…HE WORKED HARD IN MID FIELD AND REALLY MADE A DIFFERENCE…..WELL DONE OLLY…

WE TALKED ABOUT DESIRE AND TEAM SPIRIT BEFORE THE GAME..AND I THINK WE SHOWED SOME OF THAT TODAY….BUT AS I ALWAYS SAY THERE IS PLENTY OF ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT….