First game of the season finally arrived, lots of new experiences for the lads this season. New league where we are playing home and away and for the first time playing most of our games on grass.
We faced Walshaw Titans at our home ground the Vestacare Stadium.
Rico and Pete asked the boys to outwork their immediate opponent and not to give the opposition any encouragement to play and for the most part the boys did it to a T, they told the lads they need to work hard before the football flows which allows them to showcase their individual abilities and that’s just what they did.
We scored two early goals and then we had a wobble that seemed to have an impact on the lads, but Rico made changes in bringing on Fin and Teil, the changes he made had an immediate impact on the game and it is brilliant to see the subs grabbing control of the game and having an impact on the game.
Pete said “It’s hard as a manager sometimes whether to stick or twist cause sometimes changes are made and all of a sudden you find yourself losing total control of the game, but there was trust in the subs and it worked a treat”
Every player contributed to the result and the game, the work rate effort and desire are the foundations to success and on Saturday the boys were full of both.
Rico wasn’t happy with the 2 goals that we conceded but Pete said “a little part of me enjoyed it enabling the lads to show some steel, I was really happy with that.
We can’t ask for more than that in the first game of the season”
The final score was Avro 8 Walshaw 2 there was some great individual goals and some brilliant team goals too.
The goal scorers were Abid 3 Teil 2 Harley 2 and Feairo 1
Well played all and we can’t wat to go again next week, our first away game.