Out with the warm coats as the temparature takes a downward spirall as the Tigers come face to face with FC Strikers where we had two incredible close games last season drawing 0-0 and losing 0-1.
With most of the squad back, only Kian (injury) and Ben M (illness) were missing.
14mins – GOAL: 1-0 LUKE: Simple save from Ben S who rolled the ball out to Jack Y in the left back position, delightful ball down the outside for Kenzie will run onto who flicked the ball Reece with the outside of his right foot, Reece turned and switched play to Luke who was one on one with his defender, Luke who used his skill and pace to create space for a rifle of a shot in to the roof of the net. Wonderful move from back to front
32mins SAVE – BEN S: FC Strikers worked the ball to the right side of the area before hitting a shot which was travelling to the top corner when Ben make a super save and tipped the shot over the bar
HALF TIME: 1-0
46mins – GOAL – 2-0 REECE: Reece received the ball and drove at the FC Strikers defenders in the area using his close skill and control to evade tackle after tackle before being brought down for a clear penalty. Reece picked himself up and right footed, low and hard to the keepers right
54mins – GOAL – 3-0 JACK Y: Reece was causing FC Strikerz constant problems with his hold up play, the ball was played into Reece’s feet who shielded the ball before being bundled over just outside of the penalty area. Harry took the resulting free kick and delivered a cracking ball that jack Y headed back across the keeper.
64mins – GOAL – 3-1
FINAL SCORE 3-1
Manager Comments: Another good all round controlled and mature performance against a well organised team. This could easily have ended up 5 or 6 nil as the Tigers dominated the game especially in the second half. A nervy last 15 minutes after FC Strikerz pulled a goal back, but anything but a Tigers victory would have ben unjustified