Mini Soccer Cup
The boy’s last game saw them travel to Newmarket Town football club to play a cup match on the newly laid 3G pitch. Once the boys got over the distraction of what footwear they were permitted to wear they all got their game faces on and began the warm up. After introducing Sav (MK Dons Ladies goalkeeper) as the new member of the coaching team the boys were itching to get going.
The game kicked off. The Histon starting 7 were out of the blocks quickly with two great chances in a few minutes. The game was largely played in Newmarket’s half and on the 8 minute mark Adam picked up the ball on the edge of the box and curled a beauty into the top corner of the goal!
Histon had a well deserved lead but the opposition were not going to lie down, they came back strongly at Histon and had some good chances of their own but with Oscar doing a great job for his team in goal the boys managed to hold on to their lead when the half time whistle was blown.
Second half got under way and it became evident that Newmarket had woken up their number 11 was playing some nice stuff and really strong on the ball. From a corner a Newmarket player swung it in and after a couple of deflections their number 7 was able to poke the ball across the line. The game continued in the same manner and Newmarket struck again. Now it was Histon’s turn to wake up, and they did….
Had it not been for three world class saves from the Newmarket keeper Histon would have been out of site, they were playing some nice football around the Newmarket defence and Alfie was putting in some great corners. Then finally Histon made the break through when Nat took charge and smashed the ball towards goal it took a slight deflection and then flew into the net.
Shortly after the restart the ref blew his whistle for full time. No what? The coaches looked at each other the ref looked at the coaches, was to be penalties, extra time, or a replay? This was new territory but once clarified by an FA it was to be extra time.
The boys had put so much effort into scoring the equaliser that they didn’t have much left in the tank and extra time was to be their undoing, Newmarket scored a couple to secure a passage to the next round. The boys were so unlucky, had Newmarket’s goalkeeper not had the game of his life our boys would have been out of site. That said the game was played in a great spirit, the fans (parents) and coaches were exhausted and the boys did the club proud each and every one of them gave it their all. Great Game for the spectators and a few things for the coaches to work on in training to continue to develop this great bunch of lads.