U7′s Rothwell Juniors -v- Tingley Athletic match report

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It was a windswept Fleet Lane for our away fixture against Rothwell Juniors.

First to take the field was a changed White team captained by Hodgy with debuts for Rory and Kieran. The boys decided that offence was the best form of defence, having previously had Rothwell get the better of them.

From the kick off Tingley created chances and finally they got a free kick just outside the area, which Jack scored from, with the aid of Cian and Hodgy distracting the Rothwell keeper. The boys continued to push hard in the first half but were unable to finish their chances.

The second half continued in much the same vein, but Rothwell created two chances and despite Kyle’s valiant efforts, they were able to convert both. The Tingley boys kept the pressure on until the final seconds with some wonderful passing moves from Jack, Cian and Hodgy. Tingley also had an excellent free-kick from Cian who was unlucky to hit the crossbar. Man of the Match was Kyle for his fine saves and team work.

It was a great performance from Tingley who were unlucky not to get the win or at least a draw and the Rothwell supporters were very humble in their victory and said Tingley were unlucky with the result.

In the second game, captained by Ethan, the green team conceded first but kept hurrying and creating chances with Alex yet again getting on the score sheet with a fantastic goal. Rothwell had many more chances in this game but the defence of Jacob, Joshua and Ethan ensured that they weren’t able to convert them and Jack in goal made some good saves.

The second goal came from Alfie who finished it off in style and put Tingley ahead for the first time in the match. The Tingley boys continued to defend well and attack on the break to finally get the result they deserved. Man of the Match Jacob for his positional play and listening skills.

Special award went to Rory for a fine debut in the white team and continued sterling performances.


Tingley always welcome new players, for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children call John on 07967033894.