Thanks to all down at the Lane and at Nike for the tickets we won in the “lotto” last week to see the FA cup quarter final – Arsenal V Everton!
We had an excellent day at Ashburton Grove and a fantastic 4-1 win, as you can see by the pictures the “King” is now a Long Lane supporter!
The sun was shining, the boys were in good spirits and we had 2 games to play in the vase, win them and were through to the semi finals.
We won both our games; 2-1 against Fleetdown Black and 1-0 against Dulwich Village White, but both our performances were well below par. The passing and movement was non-existent, our first touch was awful – this was not a good day at the office.
To myself and Charley the winning isn’t as important as the performance and both these performances didn’t reflect the quality that these young men can produce. After the first game I believe this was probably only the second time in 3 seasons we’ve had to have a real moan at them. On the positive side we did still manage 32 shots at goal over the 2 games and hit the post 3 times.
A battling and committed effort from the Tigers saw them walk away with a 4-3 victory.
A home game finally for the Tigers saw them start the game slowly and go one down to a soft goal. The Tigers again showed their fighting spirit which saw them come back to take a 2-1 lead. An own goal had pulled the Tigers level and then a good move from back to front, which resulted in a tremendous strike from Rio come crashing back off the bar for Josh to turn in with a cool finish. Welling drew level before the end of the half with a good break down their left and a clean strike beating the unfortunate Lee in goal.
We are proud to be welcoming the London FA and Tesco's to Long Lane from 27 January next year, where we'll be holding coaching sessions for girls aged 5-13.
The sessions will take place on Monday evenings from 4.30pm-6pm on the astroturf here at Kidbrooke Playing Fields from 27-January. You will need to book your spot at tescoskills.thefa.com/SkillCentres/London/LongLaneJFC, places are limited so please book early!
We will also be hosting a one-off holiday session on Monday 17 February from 10am-1pm. Again you'll need to book for the session at the same place tescoskills.thefa.com/SkillCentres/London/LongLaneJFC
Please use the link below to download and share the FA Tesco Football Skills flyer: