woody we should all chip in from the forum to buy your lad a keepers shirt and a sponsor and @Glos Blue 's nipperFirst league game of the U12’s season today and Sam’s first competitive match for his new team. It was a local derby between two Welwyn Garden City teams and two of his mates were in the opposition so plenty of bragging rights at stake.
Sam’s team opened the scoring, proper route one stuff with our quick & strong striker latching on to a long kick downfield from Sam and lifting it over their keeper. They pegged us back soon after, good shot creeping in at the far post that Sam couldn’t do a lot about. Our best forward play of the game saw us go in 3-1 at half time.
Second half started badly with Sam’s mate in the oppo walking through everyone to tap in and then another player given too much space leathering it in to equalise.
After that we were under a lot of pressure and they played loads of balls for their very quick striker to chase. Sam’s decent at coming off his line though and came out to prevent 4 or 5 one-on-ones, including racing out of his box to head one clear, which was a real 5p/10p moment for me if I’m honest.
He also made a couple of really decent saves to keep us in it and towards the end we had a few chances to nick the winner but it wasn’t to be. 3-3 at the final whistle.
They’ve not given him a keeper shirt yet so this is what he wore so as not to clash with their blue
I just ordered him one from "Just Keepers" earlier, tide him over until his manager pulls his finger out. For their pre-season friendlies he was wearing the dayglo City away kit