2012s V WILLOWBANK
An early start for us seen us take on Willowbank, a long way to travel for most of us! unfortunately a bad start to the game seen Willowbank take the lead with their big striker who was definitely a couple of years older than our boys, it didn't make a difference as we got stuck back In, some great play down the wing by big Jacob crossing the ball in for lukas who calmly finished to equal the score. A lack of concentration seen Ards go behind again with some encouragement from the sideline the kids stepped up a gear and started to put the Willowbank keeper under consistent pressure, corner after corner it was only a matter of time with Hayden blocking the keeper Zach poked a loose ball into the net a good corner routine, with some confusion over a handball Ards stopped and Willowbank fire another goal in yet again Ards are left to chase the game.
As the second half starts Ards are dominating the midfield with wee Jacob picking up the ball and finding Lukas another good bit of play seen us get another goal back. With more pressure on the Willowbank goal we were getting corner after corner just couldn't get that little touch to poke it in very unlucky not to be a few goals ahead, with Ards pressing high a long ball from willowbank caught Ards defence out and were able to run through on goal, the final 10 minutes is all Ards chance after chance another great bit of play through the midfield with big Jacob finds another ball for lukas who calmly slots his 3rd of the game. As the game is coming to a close Ards are by far the better team a late strike from wee Jacob seen him top of his MOTM performance with a goal also 2 assists to go along with it 5-5 final whistle
Managers thoughts: A bad first half seen us take the game to Willowbank in the second half a great effort from everyone involved and to come back more than once shows the heart and fight this wee group has. Unlucky the result didn't go our way as I feel we dominated the game we just couldn't put the ball in the back of the net
Lukas Zach Wee Jacob
MOTM: Wee Jacob, every week it gets more difficult with the team getting better and better an solid performance from the wee man seen him bag himself a goal and 2 assists couldn't of asked for much more well done Jacob