U9 A&B Football v Lincoln Minster (H) 1.45pm Re-arranged

These fixtures have been re-arranged from Monday 19th to Monday 26th

Venue: Home

Coach: Mr. Ward & Mr. McDonnell

Start Time: 1:45pm

Finish Time: C2.30pm

Elliot A

Dan G

Archer H

Jackson W

Thomas B

Henry E

Harry H

Freddie H

Timothy M

Harrison S

Daniel S

Cole V

Kai B-R

NB:  All boys will play

Notes: Water bottles essential. Boys will return to lessons after match

Report

It was a bitterly cold afternoon on the top pitches for this fixture and as soon as we kicked off there was a steady snowfall to contend with. Lincoln brought a very strong team and they were on the front foot straight away. Having conceded a few goals in the first half we managed to stem the tide a little towards the end of the half with some sturdy defending by Timothy and Freddie, and some good shot-stopping by Elliot in goal. This pattern of play continued in the second half and credit has to be given to the boys who stuck at their tasks for the whole game. We were unfortunate not to register a meaningful effort on target after we had made several forays into their half after some good harrying by Thomas, Jackson, Harrison and particularly Harry who was fearless in the tackle. Many thanks go out to the brave parents who stood on the snow-covered sidelines and voiced their support for the boys in the Arctic conditions today!