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A United attack.

Glorious sunny Sunday morning for Phoenix to host Glenfield Utd.

The boys took to the field with a few changes in the line up and formation.

In goal we had Finn who had very little to do today, thanks to a strong defensive line. Of the couple of saves he made he showed confidence and safe hands.

In defence we had Matty, Cameron, Josh and Jack. About five minutes in Cameron carrying a knock to his knee had to be substituted early leaving us to rejig our defenders that now had Aj playing right back and Matty moving into the centre back role. I must say the boys pulled together brilliantly and showed a lot of confidence in covering each other, a huge confidence in vocal control from Jack begining to show good team attitude. Equally brilliant game play from Matty and AJ who played well together forming a sound combo.

Josh the newest member to the club slotted right in to his centre back role and played with a lot of grit and determination.

In midfield we had Evan, Osayd and Lucas. These boys worked hard today fighting for control but closing down fast.

They played some excellent balls forward to our front line of Tom, Dan and Mass. Dan and Mass fought hard on the flanks and tried to service Tom as much as they could but quite often found a defensive line of 6 players, coupled with their star goalkeeper, who saved them from a lot of attempts on goal.

9 minutes in and a cross in to the box led Tom to poke home the first goal.

The first half saw 7 attempts on goal and a few goalmouth scrabbles.

Second half came and we mounted several attacks through the middle and wings. We saw one hit the post, one hit the cross bar, a few on goal saved by the goalkeeper and even one shot attempting to hit the sun. Haha.

18 minutes in and a cross in from Mass found Tom, then Evan only to be pushed down in the box. Penalty awarded, a confident Jack stepped forward picked his spot and fired home our second goal.

10 minutes to go and Glenfield broke through our midfield to run through into the box and to be fair on his turning round he ran into a defender, a feeble penalty was awarded.

But our players showed a dignified approach and no descent was shown at all for the awarded penalty.

Man of Match goes to Tom, he worked hard fought for everything and showed a toughness and desire to win every ball.

Special mention to Lucas who had a great game too. He played some beautiful balls forward and stood his ground well.

Equally our new defender Josh played admirably, if he lost the ball he fought hard to win lt back.

All in all a great performance today, the boys showed good discipline and worked hard for each other.

It was nice to see them smiling against a tough opposition. Every player fought hard today and the unity of the players paid off.

Thankyou for an entertaining match, great fun to watch.

A big thanks to Danny for running the lines and all our lovely parents for supporting from the side lines. P.s. Get well soon Smiffy your vocals were missed, but at least my ears aren't bleeding.

Pps. Cameron rest that leg.




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