Originally billed as a Canbury & TCC joint XI v the might of north London – King Alfred’s, this changed last minute due to health problems for their PE Teacher. However, with a reasonable amount of sunshine around and the pitch at REMPF all marked out – we decided to play 7-a-side on a full pitch – a test of football skills and stamina (similar to the Ibstock Tournament – which we hope to get invited again to next season.)
There were 3 matches – 7 mins each way. Results and goal scorers are:
Match 1, Canbury won 2-1. 2nd half goals from James (a long range shot? that could also have been a cross – if it had not been so cleverly on target!) and a penalty from Maz despite TCC taking the lead early on. Actually it was all TCC in the early minutes with the Canbury goal under considerably pressure as a super header from Tyler whistled about 30cm above the bar and a beaten Pouya in goal.
Match 2, Canbury won 3-0. All 1st half goals, 2 from Oat and one spectacular overhead shot from Turkay – we wait to see the video footage as soon as it can be uploaded. (WATCH THIS SPACE!) Canbury beginning to look confident and full of running, Zain – who came down as a sub, got a full match and played ok mainly in defence. However, this game saw TCC show signs of cracking – and a low blow to one of their better players left the visitors struggling.
Match 3, Canbury won 4-1. Now full of running and with TCC on the back foot, goals came from James and Oat in the 1st half, then TCC came back with a well struck penalty, before the unstoppable Oat scored two more to wrap up the afternoon.
Good work from everyone really – with new players, Chanwoo and Bonwoo both holding very good lines in defence – allowing Turkay a free range in midfield with Maz and James, whilst Oat mainly stayed up front looking for goal scoring opportunities but occasionally getting back to help in midfield. Well done – we look forward to our next match after half term – which is Sen Football 6-a-side indoors match v CA (A).