Friday 3rd January 2020
Sbyl Div 3
22nd Old Boys U17's v Sirocco U17's
First game of the new year saw us under the lights at the Hammer. Game started off scrappy with both teams battling hard in midfield and defenses on top. 22nd thought they had a penalty when Blain was brought down on the edge of the box. But ref adjudged it to be just outside. Sirocco set wall up and Dylan set the ball with a sizable gap at the far post this looked a real opportunity. Dylan stepped up but instead of passing it into the unguarded corner he decided to try and knock down one of the floodlights 🤦♂️ terrible free kick, ball went into orbit. Minutes later from a set play Dylan hit the bar and Millsy was on hand to tap in the rebound, 1-0 22nd. At the other end Josh done well to tip over a long range effort to keep the 2's in front. Both teams battled hard to the break without many further opportunities. 1-0 22nd at the break.
Words of encouragement were passed on at half time from the two Willie's with the boys being told to communicate more and to not give up as the Christmas break would test them.
It didn't take long for the lead to be doubled as porter took the ball wide, moved towards goal and placed it past the keeper.
22nd kept the pressure on and again, Porter got on the end of a through ball to slot it past the keeper from a wide angle. 3-0, 2s.
Now the pressure was off and the subs began to warm up.
A crossfield pass into the path of blain saw him thump it past the Sirocco keeper and within minutes, his tenacity saw blain in again with another chance. 5-0 22nd.
Number 6 arrived soon after. A ball floated into the box saw millsy force it into the net. Sirocco kept plugging away and tried to get the ball forward at every opportunity, but the young 2s were able to break and on one occasion this allowed them to pass their way up the pitch with a number of one touch passes with pace and movement. The ball was cut back to big Mason who picked his spot and placed it high into the net. Fantastic team goal and signs that the boys do actually listen on the training pitch. At half time, Phil made the statement that they were putting him to sleep and that he wanted them to impress him in the second half. This goal certainly grabbed his attention. Impressed!👏👏 7-0
With the game closing out, Porter, on a hattrick, unselfishly pulled the ball back for the inform Simpy to get his goal. 8-0, job done and 3 more points on the board. 8-0 22nd
J. Mills, A. McCamley, C. McGoldrick, J. Close, J. Gill, B. Butler, D. Hyndman, J. Hegan, C. Bradford, B. Jordan, D. Mills
SUBS: S. Porter, D. Simpson, M. Miscandlon, L. Arbuthnot
28th September 2019
SBYL Supplementary Cup
22nd U17 v St Matthews