There were two key points about this weeks U16 'B' team home against Wilmslow on Saturday:
1) The outstanding performance of the two new players Adam Holmes and Mike Atherdon - they looked as though they had been playing for years
2) The outstanding spirit of fun and teamwork
The game was nearly a non-starter with our team suffering three player withdrawals between 5:00pm Friday and 9:00 am Saturday morning, leaving us short of a full team. Luckily though quite a few 'A' team players, who were without a game this week, came down to support the 'B' team, and brought their kit just in case.. The main 'B' team were great as always and set about attacking the Wilmslow goal from the off. Jack Cox put two goals away in the first quarter, and Ciaran bagged one in the second quarter to end the half 3-0.
Wilmslow suffered some bad luck after the re-start when their goalkeeper fell and twisted his knee. One of their defenders had to take over, leaving them down to 10 players. While Wilmslow attacked well during the third quarter our well organised defence led by Dan Perrie and Barney stopped all bar one of the credible attacks and let the midfield take advantage of their weakened team. Jack Cox grabbed a third, and Jesse Hope grabbed his first goal of the season followed by Sam Sutton. The final score 6-1.
The best thing about the game was the great spirit on the team, and the fact that players such as Ged who were injured plus 6 of the 'A' team all came down to support their teammates. Again on Sunday night there were 6 players came down to watch the U19 team - this is what makes the U16's so good, teamwork and team spirit.