February 06 2017 10:46:09.
By Oscar Courtney
- U7 TORNADOES V U7 WINTON JFC
Saturday 4th February, Beech Farm, KO 11am, League.
After our Mid-Winter break it was nice to get the boys back in action in a proper league match. With Dylan and Stewart both missing it was down to the rest of the Tornadoes to 'fly the flag'. And what a show they put on! Dominant from the first whistle, the Tornadoes never let up and gave absolutely no quarter. Battling for everything, always alert and on their toes the Tornadoes had their 'match day heads on'. Constantly pushing forward, with George or Daire a stable presence at the back, there was to be no relief for Winton JFC. Wave after wave of blistering Tornadoes' attacks saw the boys scorch in to an unassailable lead and ultimately to an extremely convincing victory. No one had a bad game - Alfie helped himself to a triple hat trick, the pick of the bunch being his free kick, from the half way line, which he powered in to the net. Jack was very solid in nets, in the first half, and then chalked up a brace of goals when he came out for the second half. Daire was magnificent, playing in either a defensive or midfield role, and scored two goals, one of which was a sweet, right footed half volley. It was only later on, going through my stats, that I realised that this was Daire's first goals for the club. So a massive well done to him! Flinn was like a terrier all game, constantly on the move, and bagged himself a well deserved goal, for all his endeavour. Logan had a terrific game! His improvement was great to see and I was delighted for him, when he got his first ever goal for the club. Like Daire, Logan deserves a special mention for the great improvement he has shown over the past few weeks and therefore he got that recognition, by being given the MOTM award. If I'd realised that Daire had also scored his first goals for the club too, then I would have awared the MOTM to both Daire and Logan. Finally, a special mention too for George who week after week does the less glamorous but equally important work for the team. When everyone wants to bomb forward, and score lots and lots of goals, George sees the bigger picture and knows that if a counter attack comes he'll be there to stop it. And he nearly always does! Overall, a great day for the boys and the viewing spectators. It won't always be like this so I think the boys are entitled to enjoy days like these, when they do come along!