The U16 'A' pulled off another important win today. The visitors today were Cheadle, traditionally one of the stronger teams of the junior boys league. Initial impressions were rather worrying, they had one of the tallest midfield players I have ever seen - 6'5'' tall, this player would be able to hold the ball high in the air and simply walk to goal..
No need to worry though, the match turned out to be the Tommy show. Tom Bracegirdle (6 assists and 2 goals), Tom Hawthorn (4 goals), Tom Sandy (4 goals) - with an appearance from Myles Anderson (2 goals) - saw the team take victory. While the Tommy's (and Myles) took the spotlight, this was as ever a team performance. Paul Chapman was impressive in goal, stopping some big shots, aided by Joe, Jack and Alex in defence. The back four were extremely disciplined refusing to be provoked by the Cheadle players who kept pressuring. The midfield were fast on the break and could make the rapid transition from defence to attack, feeding the attackers. It was Tomb though who stole the show, he found a weakness in the Cheadle defence and exploited it to the max - the Cheadle boys must hate him.
Another good win from a strong team - thanks to you all for a great game.