Welton FC have had a great day out at Stoke City today, three Coaches loaded with excited children and parents left Manor Park at 8:30 and arrived at the Britannia Stadium at 11:45 in time for our Stadium tour.
After lunch it was back in the stadium for a group photo before we all took our seats by the players tunnel.
Stoke stated brightly and took a deserved lead after a scramble in the West Ham box and Moses forced the ball home. He celebrated in the corner in front of us! Stoke continued to dominate the first half but failed increase there lead.
At half time Stoke made a presentation to representatives from Welton FC and the club badge was displayed on the stadium screen!
Stoke City continued to push forward and doubled there advantage early in the second half when Diouf headed home a Jon Walters cross.
West Ham had not but together an attack of note until Downing broke down the right and crossed to the far post for Valencia to head in with 30 minuets left.
Stoke continued to play the better football and create chances but Stuart Downing denied them all three points when he drove in the equaliser from inside the 18 yard box.
A big thank you to Stoke City for their hospitality and Welton’s Jonathan Hodges for organising an excellent day out for everybody.