October 18 2016 11:08:23.
By Oscar Courtney
- U12 TORNADOES V U12 FLIXTON JUNIOR HAWKS
Saturday 15th October, Beech Farm, KO 10am, League Match.
Having thought about this game, for several hours afterwards, the difference was that Flixton didn't have to work for their goals, whereas we did. This was a good, even contest and both teams, I felt, put in good performances. Once again, two mistakes proved costly and we were punished for them. Flixton's third goal, coming so soon after their second, can only be put down to a loss of concentration and shape throughout the team. On the plus side; the defence mostly played well and were very organised catching Flixton offside countless times! Tom Messenger, our goalkeeper was composed throughout, pulling off a string of incredible saves and making great decisions about when to come out and when to stay. A faultless, mature performance from a keeper who is growing in confidence by the day! Other performances of note were from Brandon, who ran them ragged at times and was very unlucky to hit the post late on. Will, Joe Hope and Max also impressed as did Sam with some great link up play. Ronan too had an excellent game with a brilliant lofted pass to set up Joe Hope, as well as a terrific burst in to the area to score a great solo goal. MOTM though went to Harrison who happily played in defence and midfield and adjusted his game accordingly. He showed great team spirit and self sacrifice when he said to me, "I'll play anywhere on the pitch, I just want to play".
Final score: Tornadoes 2 - 3 Flixton.