November 30 2016 12:02:00.
By Oscar Courtney
- U12 TORNADOES V U12 WINTON TIGERS
Saturday 26th November, Beech Farm, KO 10am, League.
For the first time ever I was spoiled for choice, having the benefit of a full squad of 16 players in attendance. However, there is a downside as it means trying to keep players happy and their parents too! The first half saw a fairly well balanced Tornadoes team go behind to an early goal. Undeterred though, they rallied and got back in to the game with two great goals from Tom Williams. One with his right foot and one with his favoured left foot, was a great return for a player who normally plies his trade in defence. Unfortunately, a mix up in defence during a corner saw Winton equalise to see the first half end all square at 2 apiece. Making six substitutions for the second half saw a much needed injection of pace in to the game. However, early in the second half Winton had two good chances to take the lead and who knows....If they'd put one or both of those away it could have been a different game. Therefore, thanks to the heroics of Jamie Butterworth, in defence, and Callum Looby in nets, we stayed in the game. From that point on though the Tornadoes started to put the pressure on Winton. Alan Kay, Ronan Courtney and Brandon Wabayi started to launch attacks featuring great running, off the ball movement and inter-passing. The link up play between Ronan and Alan and between Brandon and Harrison was particularly eye catching. As were the goals chalked up by Ronan (hat trick) and Brandon (hat trick), as well as a cleverly placed pass/shot, outside the area from Alan. All in all, it was a fantastic performance from all the lads that saw the Tornadoes emerge victorious with a 9-2 scoreline. A superb improvement from our last encounter with Winton Tigers, at the end of October, which saw a miserable 5-3 defeat. Motm was given to Tom Williams who notched up his first goals for the club.
Final score: Tornadoes 9 - 2 Winton Tigers.