Well you lads have certainly been practicing over the summer holidays! Great opening game friendly against Horncastle on Sunday. Good passing, talking, positional play and really impressive goals from Ged, Joe,Billy and Eli sealed the win.This season we will also be counting assists as we know they mean a lot to you guys so well done to Will (x2) and Eli, not sure about Eli’s goal but I am sure you will tell me at training this Thursday! Hope you enjoy the photos taken by Alfie’s Dad.
Training this Thursday 6.15-7.30pm on the grass
We will be working on fitness and jockeying. Both will be important for our friendly this Sunday. Naturally we will have a good game at the end, if you can still walk 😉 !
We will also be selecting the goalkeeper for Sunday as Alfie is away.
Friendly match this Sunday – Lowland Bees Away – 2.15pm kick-off
This has always been a hard game for us and will be a lot harder than last Sunday. These are the games where we will learn more though and learning not to jump in on tackles will give them far less chances to score and if you play your normal game will give them a few scares – I think they are expecting to win so lets make it really difficult! I will give your parents the address and please be there no later than 1.45pm.
Joe is captain for this game.
This week saw the boys last game of the season and our game was against our fellow Welton Team the Arrows. The boys showed just how much progress they have made this season by holding there own for a large part of the game. The boys were set the target of a goal in each half and were unlucky in the first not to get a goal. Some spirited play in the second half saw the boys get a deserved goal scored by Oliver Grocock who also finished the game as Player of the Match for the second week running.
Matt,Matthew and myself would like to congratulate the boys on a great first season, but also a huge thank you to all the parents for supporting us on our learning journey as coaches by bringing the boys to training and games week in week out.
We would also like to thank the ladies for organising the raffle every week.
Once again thank you and see you all at training on Friday’s at Manor Park.
Well I doubt the lads have played in a bigger game than the one they have away at Louth at 6pm tomorrow. After their virtually flawless performance against Metheringham last Thursday a win tomorrow would put them as very strong favourites for an automatic promotion position.
To give the lads their best chance of being ready for game please be there before 5.30pm. Louth play at The Pavillion, London Road, Louth, LN11 9QP. The starting line-up is shown below and Edward will be captain.
Our final game is away at Grimsby, 12.30pm kick-off on Sunday 19th. We have not been there before and their address is Bradley Playing Fields, Bradley Road, Grimsby, DN27 0AG. Not wanting to get too carried away but if the lads win both games they will finish joint top of the league with Wyberton and they will have a play-off final with the winner going up as champions. Who would have thought it 8 months ago!
Let’s all really get behind the boys for the last 2 games as we have done all season and see if we can push them over the line.
See you all tomorrow. Dave
A tough game for the boys this week in very blustery conditions against North Lindum Hawks. The boys had a bit of an off week this week maybe due to the break from games we had lately. The boys played some good passing football in spurts but we didn’t match our opponents this week unfortunately losing 8-0.
Player of the match this week went to Oliver Grocock who didn’t stop running and getting stuck in from the first whistle.
Well, this is the final run in and so much to play for!! We are only 1 point from 2nd spot and with the chance that 3 teams and maybe even 4 will get promoted, the lads have given timeselves a chance to achieve something very special in only their second season (some their first!).
This Thursday’s home game against Metheringham is therefore very important and we are going to give the lads the best chance of getting something out of the game. The starting line-up is as below.
The kick-off is 6pm but please try to be there for before 5.30pm so we can get the lads prepared for the game.
Only Will is unavailable for this game but we should have a full squad to select from for the last 2 games.
See you all on Thursday, Dave
Well with only 4 games to go we can already say the boys have had a great season. Still some work to do though as after their last 3 wins we are only 3 points from the top of the league! Of the 4 games left though 3 are very tough but you just never know, they have already surprised us a few times this season.
Some extraordinary finishing against St Helens last Sunday from Ged, Joseph, Sam Reeve and in particular Eli, saw us romp home to a 7-1 win despite being 1-0 down after 2 minutes. Eli rightly won a Man of the Match not only for his hat-trick but his midfield defensive work as well.
We are playing Spilsby at home this Sunday 10.45am kick-off and if you remember we were drawing 2-2 at half-time when we played these last year so the boys will have to concentrate for the whole 60 minutes. The starting line-up is shown below;
It should read a Sun 29th sorry!
We will only be giving the starting line-up in future to allow us to have options in the second half to give the lads the best chance of winning the game, something which is getting increasingly important to them as they get older.
We will obviously still ensure every lad gets at least half a game and over the season everyone should have similar playing times.
Please note there will be no training next Thursday as both myself and Adam will be away. Also the next 2 Thursday we have league games so our next training will not be until April 23rd and probably on the grass pitch if the lads prefer.
This week saw the second round of games in the cup competition held at Manor park.
Our first game was against Hykeham Tiger Bees which after an excellent first half from the boys, going in 0-0 despite having some good chances they also showed great defending as a unit. The second half started with pressure from Hykeham with them taking an early chance. The Bombers responded straight back with a well taken goal by Loui Whittaker bringing us back level. The remainder of the half saw some good chances at both ends before Hykeham scored two quick goals in the last few minutes to record a 3-1 win. Again week after week the progression from the team has been a joy to watch. Thomas Faers took the MOTM in this game with some good attacks but also working hard to help defend.
Our second game was against Rushton Sports, again the boys played some brilliant football creating chances throughout the first half and not conceeding going into the break.The second half the boys had to defend a little more than in the first half, while still creating chances that they was unable to convert due to Rushtons keeper pulling off some good saves. The boys deserved more from this game than they ended up with as Rushton scored the winner in the third minute of added on time. Charlie Scott was MOTM in this game with some excellent defending.
As said before the boys progress this season has been a joy to watch and lets hope it continues in the final stages of the season. We have no fixture this weekend but we will be training as normal at Manor Park on Friday evening.
Wow! What a fantastic performance the lads treated us to against Louth on Sunday. A thoroughly disciplined display throughout the team gave them their best win of the season against one of the best sides in the league. Even after Louth drew level half way through the second half their character shone threw and in the end had a comfortable 5-3 win. There were some excellent finishes and superb goal saving tackles and commanding goalkeeping. They have now raised the bar for the the remaining 6 games of the season!
Many thanks to Ivan as well for an very good refereeing display, kept the game flowing and compliments from the opposing manager. (I think he missed Billy’s offside for the final goal though 😉
Sunday 15th March Saxilby Home 10.45 Kick-off
We are going to ask the lads to put in the same level of commitment as they showed on Sunday and see if they can reach the highest league position as possible at the end of season. Alfie is unable to play so we will ask Connor to go in goal for at least the first half and see how we are performing. Sam Reeve is captain and we have Sam Champion as the league referee. Please be there for 10.15 latest.
We will shortly be asking you to ask your lads for their player of the year. This year as we have a bigger squad we will ve asking them to give us their first and second choice as there is a runners-up trophy as well. We will also be presenting the Clubman of the Year and Most Impoved Player of the Year on the 6th June presentation night – hope everyone can make it.
Regards Dave/ Adam
This week saw the boys play in the Under 7 cup competition held at Manor Park. The boys played 3 games in this round of the cup.
Up first we played Ruskington and it was a very good battling display from the boys despite losing out in the end. Again week after week the boys are playing as a unit and some very good passing football ended up with a goal for Loui Whittaker. Player of the Match was Oliver Grocock.
Second game was against Lowlands and the boys continued the brilliant team play into this game. The game had chances at both end but two superb goals from Loui Whittaker helped the team to a well earned victory. Player of the Match was Loui Whittaker.
The boys final game was a tough game against Birchwood. After a superb start to the game and two well taken goals one with each foot from Lewis Wilson the first half finished 2-2. The boys continued to create chances but could not turn them into goals in the second half eventually losing out in this game. Player of the Match was Lewis Wilson.
The boys have a break this week but will be training as usual on Friday at Manor Park 6-7pm.