A really good win today for the U12A, maintaining their 100% winning record. We travelled to Wilmslow missing 3 regular players, but took the opportunity to give an A team debut to 2 players from David Shuttleworth's crack B team. They did not let us down, and have actually given the managers some potential selection headaches for the next few games.
As seems to be the case for most of our games this season, we jumped to a first quarter 5 goal lead, which handed the free clear to the opposition. This always slows our rate of scoring down a bit, but it actually gives us a chance to work on our defensive play.
The midfield (8 goals) is the real engine of this team and they showed an incredible amount of hustle today, with the 5 boys dominating the game. They formed a really tight unit and their powerful running and accurate passing left Wilmslow floundering. The ease with which we move the ball from defence to attack is a pleasure to watch, and the feeding to the attack (13 goals) was selfless. The defence was solid when called upon, with the obligatory defenders' goal being bagged in the last quarter.
We have a number of potentially tough games leading up to Christmas so every boy needs to be at training every week. The next 6 weeks of the season will give a good yardstick of how good we actually are and will be crucial to the development of the team.