Managers Notes & Match Reports
Under 12’s Sup Cup final
Last game of the season saw the red and whites travel across the city to play at Wheelwright Lane for their first cup
final in 4 seasons of football. Brinklow would be today’s opponents and after beating us 7-3 in the earlier group stage,
would be full of confidence. Mount Nod’s captain for today, Morgan, won the toss and decided to kick uphill in the first
half. Mount nod started very strongly and passed the ball well. After a good passing move, Morgan ran on to a through
ball and expertly chipped the Brinklow keeper. One goal up very early in the game meant Mount Nod could relax and
continue to play their flowing football. Within another few minutes Morgan had doubled our lead with another fine volley
into the top corner after some fine work from Dan on the wing. Brinklow, at this point, were stung into action and
created some chances of their own. A Brinklow player gathered the ball outside the area and beat several defenders
to unleash a shot which gave Charlie in goal no chance. At 2 - 1 Brinklow were back in it but Mount Nod kept the ball
and the attacks continued. A fine free kick from Luke caused mayhem in the area, a defender tried to head away from
goal but instead headed on to the bar and James bundled the ball over the line to make the score 3 - 1.
Half Time: Brinklow 1 - 3 Mount Nod
Second half started with Mount Nod dominating possession. Brinklow’s midfield was impressive and broke up play
time and again. The pressure was constant and finally told when Gibbo finished clinically in the box after another
flowing move. At 4 - 1 to Mount Nod, Brinkow desperately tried to get back in to the game and were denied a second
goal when Charlie sprinted out of goal to smother a shot on the edge of the area. A save of true quality, which was as
satisfying as any goals that had gone before it. Our midfield of Luke, James, Dan and Patrick had battled and worked
hard all afternoon. Each player had kept their discipline and linked play brilliantly. Towards the closing stages Junior
went on a run that took him past 3 defenders before unleashing an unstoppable shot into the top corner. 5 - 1 to Mount
Nod. During the closing stages, Brinklow, to their massive credit, went looking for a consolation but marshalled by the
excellent Jordan, Jack, Levi and Charlie thwarted each attack.
Full Time: Brinklow 1 - 5 Mount Nod
An excellent game of football was enjoyed by a large passionate crowd. The whites and reds were in dreamland after
adding more silverware so soon after winning their first trophy. The lads have played some fine football this season
but today the “team” performance was outstanding, and was thoroughly enjoyed by all that were present-players,
coaches, parents, supporters and league officials alike. Well done to Brinklow who we have shared some great games
with this season and never gave up today!!!
WELL DONE YOU RED AND WHITES!!! - C LEAGUE HERE WE COME!!!!!
Match Report 29th April 2012
Leamington Hibs v Mount Nod Colts
It was a full strength Mount Nod team that made the trip to Leamington today .Although confident after beating Hibs
twice in the league this season; we also know that we would be in for a battle. The weather conditions were
atrocious and would make flowing football very difficult.The first half got underway and Mount Nod started brightly.
Despite the conditions they swept the ball around and James, Luke and Patrick bossed midfield. Mount Nod took the
lead through a typical Patrick goal, but this seemed to inspire Hibs, who deservedly, equalised before the break.
Half- time- Leam Hibs 1 Mount Nod 1
During the break the lads did their best to stay warm, gulping down hot chocolate seemed to do the trick and Mount
Nod again looked stronger in the early stages of the second half. Leamington Hibs, knowing a victory would see them
in the final against Brinklow, started to win challenges all over the pitch. The pressure on our defence was constant
and it looked just a matter of time before Hibs would score. Charlie in goal, made save after save and with Jack,
Jordan and Levi making last ditch tackles, it seemed that Hibs would go in front. Mount Nod kept trying to play football
and created chances of their own. One flowing move found the Hib’s net bulging and parents and players celebrating
when the goal was unfortunately ruled out for offside. From this point on, the stage was set for someone to become
an instant hero and bag a winner but the full time whistle blew with the sides still level.
Full-time Leam Hibs 1 - 1 Mount Nod - NOW EXTRA TIME
The Mount Nod players again took to the field for the first 10 minutes of extra-time. Leamington Hibs came out flying
and with some no-nonsense football, put Mount Nod under constant pressure. Hibs made the breakthrough although
the ball had been kicked out of Charlie’s hands after a good save.
At this point Mount Nod looked beaten. Going 2-1 down had demoralised them and with all due credit to the homeside
, they smelled blood and continued to flood forward. With numerous players needing treatment and players tiring, all
looked lost for the lads in white shirts (not so white at this stage of the game). At 3-1up, Hibs seemed to take their
foot off the pedal. Mount Nod players sensed this and again rallied. A quality delivery into the box was nodded in at
the back of the post by Patrick to make the score 2-3 and the fight back had begun. The first half of extra time was
over but with the lads inspired by Patrick’s goal, started the second half brilliantly. With Zaire finding some space in
the Hib’s area he pulled the trigger and the ball rifled in. 3-3. With so much at stake, Hibs wouldn’t give up and for a
while it resembled a basket ball game with 1 team attacking and then the other having a go. James. Who had been
magnificent throughout and who was playing his first game since breaking his arm received the ball in midfield and
hit a hopeful shot in the direction of the Hib’s goal. Unfortunately for the Hib’s keeper, the ball skipped up off the wet
surface and bounced over his head and into an empty net. With very little time left Hibs desperately tried to grab an
equaliser but were thwarted by Mount Nod’s defence and Charlie’s (bucket) hands.
Full-time Leamington Hibs 3 - 4 Mount Nod (aet)
Without playing anywhere near their best football, the lads showed that they also have the ability to battle. As a team,
they never gave up and never cease to amaze. Before today’s game the lads hadn’t played for six weeks and
thought their season was over. Luke and Charlie Weir had been doubtful due to illness and both suffered today. Levi
and Junior had been carrying injuries but played on anyway. James hadn’t played for 8 weeks due to broken arm and
completed the whole game. Jordan played in his usual manner and proved what a special young man he is.
To produce this performance, in such atrocious conditions was outstanding and Leamington Hib’s players should
take massive credit for contributing to a truly amazing game of football.
COME ON YOU RED AND WHITES!!!
18thMarch 2012 Mount Nod Colts v Leamington Brakes
After last week’s disastrous performance at Brinklow we were hoping for far more effort today at home to
Leamington Brakes. The game began with both sides passing the ball around nicely. Leamington Brakes were
looking very dangerous on the break, but with Junior marking their talented no.9 tightly, found it hard to make
a break through. The lads at the back snuffed out the danger and Charlie was looking great in goal. Mount
Nod continued to create chances of their own but went 1-0 up through a fluke goal. Jordan played a free kick
into the area, which bobbled through everyone including the keeper. Morgan quickly added 2 more which gave
Mount Nod a 3-0 lead.
Half-time Mount Nod 3 - 0 Leamington Brakes
The second half started with Mount Nod continuing to dictate things in midfield. Patrick and Luke worked hard
to track back as Brakes were still a threat, but also linked well going forward. Brakes pulled a goal back against
the run of play, but Mount Nod looked determined not to let the lead slip. Dan’s constant threat on the right
wing led to more chances and goals were added through Jack, Pat and Luke. An absolutely massive
performance from the lads today. Every player gave the effort that we now expect and playing like this we
should hold our own next season.
Full-time- Mount Nod 6 - 1 Leamington Brakes
Match Report 11thMarch 2012
Brinklow v Mount Nod Colts –Supplementary Cup
First game of the Supplementary Cup saw us visit Brinklow. A poor first half from Mount Nod left us far too
much to do and even though we improved slightly 2ndthe game was already lost.
Final score Brinklow 7- Mount Nod 3
This has to be our worst performance of the season and changes will have to be made to stand any chance
in the ‘C’ league next season !
Mount Nod Under 12’s Colts v Leamington Brakes
16thand final league game for the ‘D’ league champions today, against a strong Leamington Brakes side. The
weather would prove to be a deciding factor and too say it was cold was an understatement. Mount Nod took
control of the early stages with some very good football and went in at half-time with 5-2 ahead
1sthalf Mount Nod 5 - 2 Brakes
The second half got underway and the weather worsened. Too many Mount Nod players stopped playing
football and just didn’t match Brake’s hunger. Brakes continued to improve and through some excellent work
from their keeper, kept them in the game. To cut a long story short, Brakes pulled 3 goals back to get the point
Full-time- Mount Nod 5-Leamington Brakes 5
Although the weather was atrocious, it was the same for Brakes who definitely improved 2nd half. We must
raise our games and match our opponents if we are to continue our success next season
Match Report 26thFebruary 2012
Mount Nod under 12’s Colts v Brinklow Juniors –away
It was as League Champions that Mount Nod would take to the field today. Away at Brinklow has always been
a difficult fixture for us and the lads were reminded before the game that they would have to work hard for any
kind of result.The game kicked off in perfect weather conditions (for a change!) and Mount Nod quickly took
control, knocking the ball around with confidence. Brinklow were excellent in defence and frustrated the visitors
by clearing the early dangers. As the half wore on Mount Nod’s excellent passing and work rate created
numerous chances. They finished the half strongly and converted 3 goals. The highlight of these was James
scoring from a corner and Gibbo’s impressive shoulder volley from 2 yards out.
Half time: Mount Nod 3 - 0 Brinklow
At this point the Reds and Whites were phenomenal with massive performances from every player. Substitutes
were made constantly and we also used players in different positions, but it didn’t matter where they played
everyone continued to play their role.
Full time: Mount Nod 10 – 0 Brinklow
A performance of Champions. This has to be the best that we have played in 4 seasons and I am very proud
to see how the team has evolved. As always, the lads were a credit to us all with their conduct and behaviour.
Today’s result was our biggest win in over 85 matches.
WELL DONE LADS !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Match Report 19th February 2012
Mount Nod v Finham Park
The lads were fully focused today. Knowing that a point would secure them the ‘D’ league table. Mount Nod
started very brightly and quickly went 2-0 up through nice flowing moves. Mount Nod were excellent throughout
the first half and although Finham snatched a goal back, the Reds and Whites added 3 more before the break
to make the half-time score
Mount Nod 5 - 1 Finhamhamha
The second half kicked off and to their credit , Finham lifted their game and put a lot more pressure on the
Mount Nod midfield. Mount Nod still created plenty but Finham took advantage of gaps in midfield to create
their own opportunities. Mount nod added 2 more goals and Finham, who wouldn’t give up, then hit back with
a couple of goals to make the final score 7-3.
Full-time Mount Nod 7 – 3 Finham Park
A great game of football today, which was enjoyed by everyone, players, coaches and spectators alike.
Winning the league has been a dream come true for these lads, especially when you consider that last season
we only finished with 10 available players. Out of the 14 lads who played today, only 6 remained from last
season and the other 8 signed at the start or in some cases, only recently joined us.
To play the standard of football they have, has been amazing and I hope this gives confidence to those lads
that still lack belief and doubt themselves.
They really are a great group of lads to work with and behaved like gentlemen at all times this season.
They are a credit to us all.
Come on you Reds and Whites!!!!
Match Report 29th January 2012
Today’s game, without being too melodramatic was the biggest game in this team’s four season history.
Caludon, in second place in the league would be up for it themselves. The weather did its best to spoil the day,
but the game kicked off regardless of the early ice. Mount Nod started brightly and matched Caludon’s players
for commitment but were definitely playing the better football, but with a lot of possession, couldn’t find the final
ball which would have given them the lead they deserved.
Half-time- Mount Nod 0 – 0 Caludon
Mount Nod continued where they left off and were quick on to any loose ball. Luke and James were excellent
throughout and instigated attacks with intelligence. The breakthrough came when Jack forced the ball over the
line after another goal mouth scramble, Caludon 0 - 1 Mount Nod
The Reds and whites, at this point, were dominant and should have built on their lead. Instead Caludon
produced a goal of their own when another long ball wasn’t cleared and the Caludon striker bravely nodded
home. At 1-1, Mount Nod again continued to pile the pressure on and within a few minutes this was rewarded
with a fine goal from Paddy who smashed the ball home, Caludon 1 - 2 Mount Nod .
The game could have been shortly won afterwards when Dan broke free in the box but the keeper smothered.
Caludon, to their credit would not give up and kept battling. Somehow, with seconds to go a Caludon player
snatched a loose ball outside the area and hit a hopeful shot goal wards. The ball ended up in the back of the
net and for all Mount Nod’s pressure the game was drawn.
Final score Caludon 2 - 2 Mount Nod
Match report 22ndJanuary 2012
Mount Nod Colts (away) v Rugby Town Colts (home)
A massive game for the under 12’s Colts today. 3 points would set us up for a title decider against Caludon
next week. The wind would make it difficult to play a passing game but the lads looked really up for the
challenge. The early stages of the game passed without incident and Mount Nod looked comfortable in
possession and to their credit, both teams tried to get the ball on the floor despite the swirling wind.The
breakthrough came when a strong run from Patrick was stopped by a push from a Rugby player and the ref
pointed to the spot. Unfortunately, Morgan shot straight at the keeper and the game remained 0-0. The red
and whites continued to pile on the pressure and eventually they took the lead when Patrick forced the ball
past the keeper.
Half time Rugby 0 Mount Nod 1
Rugby started strongly in the 2ndhalf and made some good opportunities of their own. Mount Nod soaked up
this pressure and then went looking for another goal to ensure we would win the full 3 points. They did go 2-0
up with an excellent move, Patrick flicked the ball on with a nice header and James controlled the ball brilliantly
then went on a mazy run down the wing, he squared the ball to Gibbo who with just the keeper to beat,
unselfishly squared it again to Morgan who prodded it past the stranded keeper.
With 10 minutes to go things looked good but with the lads a little too relaxed they conceded a goal which they
really didn’t deserve. This made the final 5 minutes more intense than they should have been, having been in
control of the game up to this point. It must be said that if Connor hadn’t tracked back and cleared when
Rugby broke with 3 attackers, we may have had to share the points rather than take all 3.
Rubgy Town Colts 1 Mount Nod 2
All up to you now lads, 1 more win and the league is yours. Come on you Red and Whites
P.s- (happy birthday Stu)
Match Report 8th January 2012
Mount Nod Under 12’s Colts v Leamington Hibs
Today’s game would be a massive test for Mount Nod. Leamington Hibs would be motivated by our loss to
Binley before Christmas and would give everything to narrow the gap between us. The game kicked off and
both teams were struggling to find any quality. Mount Nod settled before Hibs and a moment of genius from
Luke on the edge of the box gave the red and whites the lead. Mount Nod continued to pass the ball, but Hibs
were closing players down quickly. Mount Nod, through sheer persistence, doubled their lead before the break
with a tidy finish from Dan.
Half-time- Leam Hibs 0 Mount Nod 2
Second half started very differently to the first. Leamington Hibs competed better and started playing some
good football. Mount Nod suddenly looked disorganised and because of a lack of concentration conceded a
sloppy goal. With at least 15 minutes to go the tension was unbearable. Both teams created chances and Levi,
Jack and Charlie at the back saved Mount Nod and snuffed out the danger. Hibs thought they had snatched
an equaliser, but the referee correctly gave a free kick against them for a push on Zaire. From this point the
pressure was relentless and Mount Nod, although on the ropes dealt brilliantly with every attack.
Final score Hibs 1 Mount Nod 2
A game of two halves, with Mount Nod dominant in the first half, but Hibs very strong in the second. Must say
that Hibs are probably the best team we have faced this season and play good flowing football with lots of
movement. Their players were gentlemen and conducted themselves brilliantly. Also a big thank you to the
referee. At 15 years of age he showed how to run a football match which contributed to a great game to watch.
Match Report Sunday 11th December 2011
10thgame of the season took us to Binley Woods. Binley started the brighter of the two sides and battled for
every loose ball. Their long ball game was too much for a few of our players today, who seemed to struggle
with the pace of the game. Whenever Mount Nod won the ball back our style of play could only be described
as panic football, often handling possession straight back to Binley. Binley deservedly took the lead only for
Mount Nod to snatch a goal back quickly.
After the break Mount Nod still looked lethargic and the game was crying out for players to get their foot on
the ball and pick passes. As the half wore on Binley scored another to make it 2-1. Mount Nod were unlucky
not to snatch another equaliser in the last 10 minutes but it was all too late and Binley won the game 2-1.
The most disappointing aspect of our performance was the lack of effort and commitment. Play like this in our
last six games and we won’t win anything this season.
Come on you lads, you have to raise your performances!!!
Match Report 27thNovember 2011
Mount Nod Under 12’s Colts v Binley Woods Juniors
A difficult game for the under 12’s Colts this week who entertained a Binley side, who in 3rdplace in the
league,also have one eye on the league title. Mount Nod started well and looked dangerous early on.
The strong wind made it difficult for both teams, but Mount Nod, whenever, possible, got the ball down and
looked for passes. A big, physical Binley side coped well in the early stages and restricted the reds and
whites to half chances and snatched shots. The moment of the first half was when Dan collected the ball
wide right and with 3 defenders between him and goal, took an early shot which was unexpected and
deservedly broke the deadlock
Half time Mount Nod 1 - 0 Binley
Second – half kicked off with Mount Nod again playing some nice passes through midfield, which Luke and
James by now had full control of. Chance after chance went begging, but the lads didn’t let up and went 2-0
up midway through the half. Binley decided to go for broke and won a penalty. Charlie intent on keeping
another clean sheet sprang to his right and with a strong hand, thwarted the shot and reacted quickly to
cover the follow up.With Charlie looking unbeatable and our defence solid, Mount Nod showed their class
and kept the ball very well. The game was put beyond doubt late on by a moment of sheer quality when
Morgan received the ball on the edge of the area. With a lot of bodies between him and the goal he scooped
up the ball, controlled it on his thigh then volleyed it into the top corner. Mount Nod coped with Binley’s late
push and saw the game out without further incident. Another quality performance as a team , with all 14
players making a contribution. Must say that Luke and James were brilliant in midfield and both showed class
,discipline and maturity in their performances. Well done to the lads, they showed today that they are starting
to believe they are winners!!!
Full Time: Mount Nod 3 - 0 Binley
Match Report 20thNovember 2011 Under 12’s Colts
After last week’s 0-5 win away to Leamington Brakes Colts, it was a confident Mount Nod side that took to the
field of play. It became clear quite early in the game that Mount Nod wouldn’t have it all their own way, with
Leamington sweeping the ball around they looked the stronger team. Some nice passing moves opened our
defence up and some last ditch tackles needed to be made. Mount Nod took the lead through a scrappy goal
they all count!) and quickly scored another from Charley G. At 2-0 Mount Nod looked like they would dictate
events but Leamington came back strongly and managed to score just before half time.
Half time Mount Nod 2 - 1 Leamington
Mount Nod just couldn’t quite find any consistency in their game from controlling most of the first half,
struggled to keep up with Leamington’s attack. Jack and Charlie Weir saved the team on numerous occasions;
the way they read the game was excellent. As the half wore on, the teams were evenly matched and towards
the end Morgan gave the team some breathing space with a quality strike. In all, the reds and whites fully
deserved their win but credit must go to a quality Leamington Team who played decent football and
contributed to decent game of football.
Full-time - Mount Nod 3 - 1 Leamington
Match Report 13thNovember 2011
Mount Nod under 12’s Colts V Leamington Brakes Colts (home)
The team arrived in Leamington fired up from recent results. After a minute’s silence which was impeccably
observed by both teams the game got under way. From the whistle Mount Nod midfield got the ball down and
found passes. When the lads lost possession every player worked hard to win it back. Some fantastic football
was played early on but with no reward for either team. Luke broke the deadlock with a fine strike from outside
the box midway through the half. The defensive unit of Jack, Zaire, Zak and Charlie Weir were put under
pressure but were solid, organised and clever also. Most of Mount Nod’s pressure was created by slick,
passing moves which had started with good quality ball from defensive situations. The pressure on Brakes
Colts was immense and Mount Nod doubled their lead before half-time with a well taken goal from Gibbo.
Half-time Leamington Brakes Colts 0- Mount Nod Colts 2
The half-time team talk was made easy by the quality of the performance in the first half. The lads were
warned not to take their foot off the pedal second half and just continue where they left off. The second half
got underwayand Leamington tried to get a foothold in the game, but Mount Nod were superior in every
department. There was a 10 minute period where Leamington created chances through some quality of their
own, but again our defence were solid and snuffed out any danger. Goals from Gibbo, Paddy and a cracker
from Junior wrapped up the points for the red and whites. Best performer of the day was Jack who read the
game brilliantly and bagged Man of the Match.
Best Performance so far in a very promising season. Well done lads, you deserve this and thank you!
Full-time Leamington Brakes 0- Mount Nod 5
I would like to say a massive thank you the parents, relatives and friends of Mount Nod players who always
conduct themselves brilliantly and are a massive support to the team. Also, a big thank you to Aaron who runs
the line for us every week. He took plenty of criticism from theLeamington fans today which was totally
unacceptable as he didn’t make 1 wrong decision. He’s a young lad who is totally devoted to Mount Nod but
never lets comments affect his performance and comes back for more each week. (Great example Az)
Sunday 30th October 2011 Finham Away
It was a full squad of 15 that arrived at the Excel to take on the home side Finham. We were aware that we
would be tested today by a strong team that beat us heavily in this fixture last season. Dan, as captain today
won the toss and chose to play uphill first half. We started very brightly and looked organised. Our players
were winning battles all over the pitch. For all the pressure we created, we just couldn’t get the final pass or
piece of luck to score the goal which was much deserved. Half-time 0-0.Second half started in the same vein
as the first with Mount Nodstretching the home defence, but again the opening goal wouldn’t come. Finham,
despite being under pressure rallied and against the run of play scored a fine goal. Mount Nod responded and
finally forced the ball over the line to make it 1-1. Again, Mount Nod switched off and through some excellent
play Finham regained the lead. At 2-1 down it looked like a few Mount Nod heads started to go down, but
instead of giving up they continued to pass. The equaliser was followed by another goal to make it 2-3 to
Mount Nod. From this point there was only going to be one winner and the lads popped another in before the
final whistle to make it 2-4. An excellent win from a team who deserve some success for all the hard work they
have put in. Well done lads. Well done to a very good Finham team, who showed that you can be physical
without being dirty. They deserve credit for a good game of football played in the right manner.
MATCH DETAILS- GAME 5 DATE-16th October 2011
HALF-TIME- 2-2 FULL TIME- 3-2
Unbeaten in the league, we knew today would be tested by a strong Caludon Youth Team, who themselves
had played 3 won 3. Mount Nod took the lead and then added another goal to go 2-0 up. Unfortunately, some
sloppy play let Caludon get back into the game which went against the run of play. The half-time score was 2-2
and after some heated discussions during the break, the lads went out for the second half fired up. Mount Nod
continued creating chance after chance despite being dragged into a hoofing match, we continued to pile the
pressure on Despite the attitude and comments from the visiting team, our players rose above it all and were
deserved winners when we forced the ball home with minutes to go. I Just want to say that I am really proud of
our players who again conducted themselves in the right manner under intense provocation. Thank you also
to Ady for standing in as ref, who was excellent throughout. Also a big thank you to all the supporters who
made themselves heard. You played your part!!!
9th October 2011
Mount Nod Under 12’s Colts (home) v Brinklow Juniors
Another difficult fixture for our boys and our main aim at the moment is to get the lads more organised and
give the defence a bit more cover. Because of our lack of choices we had to start with a 3-5-2 formation which,
if nothing lse is something they are used to.We started the match too slowly and most of the lads looked as if
they were still in their beds. We quickly went to 2-0 downand at the half-way point in the first half, we looked as
if we may lose heavily. The lads however, drove themselves on and started to compete all over the pitch, which
got us a goal back. We were 1-2 down at half-time and after some advice the lads continued to improve.
Somehow, we managed to let Brinklow back into the game and after some panic we had let the game slip to
2-4 to the visitors, at this stage we looked beaten. Again our lad’s drive and determination was under
estimated and we took advantage of all the pressure by pulling back to 4-4 with a few minutes left.The stage
was set for a happy ending and after some nice football we snatched a winner with seconds to go. I must say
that our lads deserve great credit for battling back the way they did, but even more importantly , doing it the
right way and not reacting to Brinklow’s provocative manner. We understand that when children lose the
response is not always ideal but spitting on your hand then shaking hands with the opposition is quite frankly
disgusting, Our lad’s sporting manner was impeccable and we are proud of every one of you for not reacting.
As a team, we all must do our jobs and understand that if we are to succeed as a team then everyone has to
work hard. We need to defend as well as we attack. When we get thebalance right, we will be title challengers.
Well done everyone!!!
Match Report 2nd October 2011
Mount Nod (Colts) under 12’s v Leamington Brakes (away)
Half time Mount Nod 6 Leamington 3, Full-time Mount Nod 8 Leamington 6
Man of the Match-Connor
After last week’s game and the events over the past week, I thought we may struggle today against a very
hard Leamington Brakes team. Having only 12 players to pick from it was really important that every player
pulled his weight. We needn’t have worried with all 12 players, playing the style of football that was a pleasure
to watch. Our defence were under intense pressure and were unlucky to concede 6, Charlie is growing into a
fine keeper and his positive attitude spreads throughout the team. Zaire was immense at the back and with
Jack and Connor at the side of him we were solid first half. Connor was a major revelation, being thrown in at
right back; he stepped up to the mark and deservedly won man of the match. As usual James and Luke ran
midfield with James spraying the ball around the pitch and Luke scoring the goal ofthe season with a brilliant
free kick. Junior and Dan were a constant threat and drove their defenders loopy. Bradley had another great
game with some really clever link up play, giving others in the team the space to score. Morgan was also a
constant threat and Patrick was awesome throughout. Special mention to Billy who continues to improve
through hard work and a great will to win. In all, every player contributed to a great team performance and I
would like to thank you all for your efforts. Leamington Brakes are a very strong team and pushed us all the
way, they will win lots of games in our league and I wish them all the best for the rest of the season.