Saturday, 22 July 2017
A large turnout from the Greyhounds meant three teams were in play on a crystal clear but cold – really cold – morning. No matter for the young players who responded with a bristling end to end game and keeping the heat on. Midfield played a particularly important role in general as did the mini combinations and link ups between the defence, midfield and attack.
The first quarter started fast with everyone eager to warm up and Jeremy led the early charge with the first point. Jeremy was well involved throughout, ran and linked well. He scored a good goal after foraging for the ball and was a good example of the players linking up, particularly with Ned.
Ned continued his good form darting, running and scoring goals for fun. His all round play was also on show with strong performances in defence, midfield and attack, while combining well with teammates. Harry made lots of good runs, scored and chased down well in midfield helping his team no end, including a great clearance from defence.
Archie R and James played well with James scoring a goal, running well through midfield and joining up play. Archie R used his hand skills to assist a goal for Alfie and chased back well.
There was little between two great performances from Alfie and Phoenix. Phoenix set the tone with an early goal and followed up with more in the second whilst also being heavily involved in all aspects of play, including consistently linking up with Alfie.
But Alfie was the star player on the day turning up the heat and racing ahead of the Greyhounds. Good goals, lots of running and combinations and fine defending whenever there was danger meant a thoroughly deserved award.
Congratulations to all the players for a committed, end to end and fast paced showing which certainly helped warm up a very chilly morning!