Todays game played in the Tameside League Paul Hett Trophy Saturday U16s A League. Venue: Astley Sports.
Team From: Callum Malpas, Sam Byrne, Leon Hampson, James Collinson, Tom Fulton, Lewis Hewitt Britner, Yayah Malik, Ben Melling Whitworth, Gianni Tumini, Alexander Winstanley, Noah Garvey, Callum Lee, Jack Ward, Josh Button, Lewis Hartford Tyrer
Coach: Renny Tumin and Harley Clark
A game played in atrocious conditions with howling winds and driving rain.
The Ref got the game underway and it was the Whites that were on the front foot and after 2 minutes Tom put through Jack who could only fire over,
It was the Whites that scored first when Noah put Tom in to slot the ball home for 1-0
With the strong gusting wind in their faces the Whites were playing the better football and created several chances to be 4 up before the opposition scored with a deflected shot that beat the whites keeper for 1-1 it was the opposition that scored again with a shot into the top corner that gave the keeper no chance and just before half time they scored again with a punt from the keeper that got caught in the wind and sailed over the keeper.
Once again it was the Whites that started the second half well and created chances to pull the game back and it was the opposition keeper that kept the White out but he couldn’t keep the free kick from Xander that flew into the net from 50 yards (45 Metres for the youngsters) for 2-3 When the opposition did get chances the Whites keeper kept them out with some very good saves, The white kept plugging away and it paid dividends when Tom cut in from the left and fired into the top corner for 3-3 The Whites created a few more chances that came to nothing and the game ended 3-3.
A good fight back from the Whites against a strong team and on another day could have easily won it.