Moments of creative attacking genius, mixed with moments of poor possession and missed chances - a short description of the U16 'A' team performance. The final score of 10-1 hints at an easy one-sided game, in reality it was far from this. Mellor had a lot of the play and kept Paul Chapman busy. Our defence was strong as always, with Dan Perrie adding to the back four and putting in an impressive performance. I was impressed with the amount of talking between Joe S and Jack M, organising the defensive plays. The midfield, led by Tomb and Cam Parks is very effective, feeding the attackers making for a very strong team which wins a lot of matches, but they have so much more to offer. The attacking play was sometimes too slow with Mellor having too much time to settle their defence. When we were on a fast break and passed the ball at speed the U16 team looked formidable and generally bagged a goal from such moves. The goals came from Tomb, Tom S, Tom H and Myles, with assists from Toby, Cam and Myles.
Next week our cup campaign begins. If we can get our attacking play up to speed I think that this will be a formidable team with a real chance of going far in the competition.